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Holten Canadian War Cemetery

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globetrotter4989 wrote a review Dec 2019
Nijverdal, The Netherlands119 contributions82 helpful votes
Just walked in after a visit to the forest, beautiful small memorial cemetery for the Canadian soldiers that lost their lives in the area during WW2. Sad to see that so many young people from all over Canada came to here to a place they probably never had heard of, never to leave again..
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gregory D wrote a review Oct 2019
Kingston, Canada8 contributions6 helpful votes
We went to visit the uncle my wife never met having been killed at the young age of 22, near Appledorn 15 years before she was born. It was a powerful, sad and yet heartwarming visit. So many young men buried in Holten were killed that same week. The cemetery, hidden in the national forest is such a peaceful and serene resting spot for these heroes. Bring/rent bikes and explore the national forests on the well maintained bike paths. All Canadians should visit this site and give thanks for the sacrifice made by these young men. Lest We Forget.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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RonFromIowa wrote a review Aug 2019
Iowa City, Iowa15 contributions5 helpful votes
There is a 17-minute film which should be watched (in Dutch with English subtitles) before venturing onto the grounds, where row after row of Canadian troops are buried. The grounds are maintained with beautiful flowers and sometimes relatives have left written remembrances of their loved ones. If you are riding a bike or walking from Holten, it's a beautiful path through a national park.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Lindsay F wrote a review Oct 2018
13 contributions2 helpful votes
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, as well as the graves of two or three 17 year olds. Heartbreaking. Beautifully cared for, and you could tell the staff in the visitors centre took immense pride in their cemetery and history.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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DBN121 wrote a review Sep 2018
Abbotsford, Canada125 contributions16 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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