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Concentration Camp Amersfoort

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Address: Loes van Overeemlaan 19, 3832 RZ Leusden, The Netherlands
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+31 33 461 3129
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A Moving Experience - Deserves Great Recognition

Hard to rate a concentration camp visit on scale of terrible to Excellent, doesn't seem to have any relevance. It deserves great publicity and promotion that it currently gets... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
David R
Neutral Bay, Australia

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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593 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Hard to rate a concentration camp visit on scale of terrible to Excellent, doesn't seem to have any relevance. It deserves great publicity and promotion that it currently gets given it's tragic history. . That said we found it interesting, and a terrible minder of mans inhumanity to man and what some people are capable of. What happened here should... More 

1 Thank David R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2015

Unfortunately as we don't speak Dutch, we didn't understand the majority here. There were a few signs in English in one part and a small leaflet which gave an overview of the camp but didn't help with what we were looking at. The majority of the camp has now unfortunately gone but there is still a watchtower, some murals on... More 

1 Thank Lucyland13
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015

The entire museum part of the camp was in Dutch. It looked like they had a good amount of information, but nothing we could understand. Being able to read is vital as much of the camp no longer exists. Could have been quite interesting if more information was provided. Also parking was very limited - we ended up parking in... More 

2 Thank Sudsmu
Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a rainy day, this seemed very fitting. It was very moving to visit and further understand what happened. Very sad, but a worthwhile visit and tribute.

2 Thank Baz H
Port Orchard, Washington
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113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

We are lucky we learned about this relatively unknown concentration camp from a Dutchman while in Amsterdam. It is a short drive from Amersfoort and contains a small information center. Not much of the camp remains, but enough is there to portray the tragic story of the Dutch resistance movement members and even 101 Russian prisoners of war. We took... More 

5 Thank Jim D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you visit Holland go to Amersfoort, to the "Polizeiliches Durchgangslager Amersfoort", the former concentration camp. I went there for the first time, many many years ago due to my fathers stay in the camp during WW2. And I have been returning ever since, a few times a year. It's impressive, located in the still of the forest you can... More 

7 Thank Dick K
Santa Cruz
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This low key historical site and small museum illustrates the reach of the Nazi death machine. The information is in Dutch but the pictures tell the story. Take the walk to the firing squad and reflect on walking out, where so many walked only one way.

3 Thank Felixxxmom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We felt a bit cheated by our visit here. Really wanted to visit here along with husband and 16 year old son - we spent about an hour walking here, only to find that there was no English information provided. There were guided tours going on which looked really interesting - we wouldn't have expected these to be in English,... More 

5 Thank 13RT
Laguna Niguel, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2008

Camp Amersfoort was one of three Nazi concentration camps in Holland. It operated from July of 1941 until April of 1945. Although it was not on a scale like those in Germany or Poland, it was just as deadly a preview of hell for its 35,000 victims. The present attraction includes a modern, nicely organized and informative visitors center, one... More 

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