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National Military Museum

Verlengde Paltzerweg 1, 3768 MX Soest, The Netherlands
+31 85 003 6000
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This war museum is different than other museums. Children can play with, and read on elctric... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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This is a fascinating museum that not only brings you back in time but is also a warning to learn... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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In the NMM at the former Soesterberg air base, the past, present and future of the Dutch armed forces come together. See our impressive collection at first hand and experience for yourself the exciting stories of our armed forces at the biggest museum about the Dutch military! The NMM has the most extraordinary collection of tanks, aircraft, armoured vehicles and helicopters in the Netherlands! Each one of them is unique and has its own story. Personal objects and moving stories also come to life at the NMM. You will be amazed how the Dutch armed forces are interwoven with the world around you!
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Verlengde Paltzerweg 1, 3768 MX Soest, The Netherlands
+31 85 003 6000

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This war museum is different than other museums. Children can play with, and read on elctric screens. Also they can drive a small electric tank and you can make a ride on a caterpillar truck. My children just want to go back and back and...More

Thank WillyKuijpers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating museum that not only brings you back in time but is also a warning to learn lessons from the past!weapons may be seen as toys, but are really society and life threatening. And we do not seem to understand the past...More

Thank HarryAnders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The national military museum is the result of a merger between several similar museums in The Netherlands. The collection is really nice, as well as the beautiful building, situated at the former airbase of Soesterberg. The way the collection is presented is modern, with stories...More

Thank NLcycle
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

I went here with little expectation since I'm pretty anti most things military related. But it was really interesting and provided alternative view points about the usage of military force. I spent most of the day here because there was a lot to see. I...More

Thank ThaliaWilkin
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

The Netherlands National Military Museum tells the story of the Netherlands Army and Air Force over centuries. It's only a couple of years old and definitely on par with the some of the worlds best technological museums; e.g. the Smithsonian museums in Washington. Well worth...More

Thank Hansje
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Interesting collection of military hardware. The top floor has rooms representing old swords and uniforms (the "treasure" room), recordings of individual soldier experiences, and some limited displays that explain the Netherlands' involvement in many eras of warfare (primarily in one Hall on "wars"). There is...More

Thank fred200099
Reviewed April 7, 2017

We visited the museum for the 2nd time in two years. Both the collection and the building are great, even if you're not a hardcore military enthusiast. The temporary exhibition on Dzengis Kahn was not so exciting. We had a coffee in the espressobar overlooking...More

Thank Catharina50
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit this museum. Did not know what to expect. To be honest .. it by far exceeded our expectations. Very modern (opened in 2014). Fantastic collection. Interactive for kids. Chance drive in a real mini tank. Really a nice day trip. Everybody...More

Thank Friembi0203
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Everything you need or want to knwow about our military history you'll find it here. Beautifull buidling, nice location in the woods and dunes, good presentation, educational for the kids with kids element, good and enough facilities like toilets and food & drinks. And well...More

Thank MrCanada
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I was surpriced by this museum and collection. It is a relative new museum, that openend in 2014. And they have done really well. There is staff walking around that new what they where talking about, making this a nice experience. We visit it again...More

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August 15, 2016|
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Response from Montse A | Reviewed this property |
Not specially. I had more information about Indonesia and WWII in Arnhem. There is a museum there speciallised in that subject. Only Indonesia.