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Heartbreaking

This War Cemetery is incredibly moving. While smaller than most, the number of Canadian soldiers... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Lindsay F
Very beautiful and moving

Bring tissues ... I cried. A beautiful well kept resting place for our brave soldiers. Thank you... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

This War Cemetery is incredibly moving. While smaller than most, the number of Canadian soldiers is heartbreaking. The visitors centre is wonderfully done, and the presentations had me in tears. Walking through the cemetery, you'll find the grave of a Canadian Women's Army Corps member,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Bring tissues ... I cried. A beautiful well kept resting place for our brave soldiers. Thank you to the CWGC and the Dutch people for this.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

While on a weekendtrip around Holten/Hengelo/Markelo, we decided to visit this cemetry. It is very well maintained and the visitor centre is woth a visit. Impressive to see al the remains of the young soldiers, the flowers and the notes from relatives.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jer0envv
Reviewed December 31, 2017

One of many visits to Canadian War Memorials and cemeteries while visiting The Netherlands, France and Belgium. The site is immaculately maintained and a grim reminder of the loss of life and contribution of the Canadian Military in Europe.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Glenn B
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Everyone who visits this cemetery will be very impressed by the location at the Holterberg but also the historic importance

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Eddy_Olde_Hanhoff
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Beautifully situated war cemetery in the middle of a forest. Striking that all headstones have their own text, probably from their families. In the index, you can get a rough idea of how many young guys are here. Died in late April and early May...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Marx97
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful. Very well kept. Very nice drive to get to it. Makes a fellow Canadian proud of what our soldiers did in the name of peace

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Spankyrugby
Reviewed August 20, 2017

I had been told of this location by a resident who had been assigned a grave to take care of as a child in Holten. It is a very emotional experience visiting a Memorial Cemetery, and as a Canadian I felt a connection. I took...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank Kerry C
Reviewed July 10, 2017

My husband and I visited this cemetery for the third time, and we were very impressed at how well kept the graves were and just how large and how peaceful it was. It was both sad and interesting to read the gravestones and realise just...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank chamonix44
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Being born in the Netherlands and living in Canada I appreciate the sacrifices these men made. Having kids the same age of the ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice it hits the heart. Seeing the over 1,000 markers and gearing the story you feel the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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