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“A 'Must See' if you are in the area”

National Liberation Museum 1944 - 1945
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Groesbeek
Certificate of Excellence
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Dover
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A 'Must See' if you are in the area”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Didn't look that big from the car park but managed to spend four hours (including lunch) looking at all the exhibits. My wife and I learned so much about the war in the area. The parachute shaped centrepiece contains the names of all the 156,000 allied personnel buried in Holland.

Visited August 2013
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vancouver
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“worth an hour or two!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

One line lingers....."The Germans stole our land, the Canadians stole our hearts". A great exhibition of the daily life of the Dutch and how they suffered and were freed by the allies. A worthy memorial to the soldiers and the Dutch population

Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“War brides exhibit is a 'must see'.”
Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

I would strongly recommend a visit to this wartime museum to view a most interesting exhibit which just opened on June 6. It is the work of a very talented artist, BEVERLY TOSH from Calgary, Alberta Canada. 22 individual paintings of war brides who married Canadian soldiers and emigrated to Canada are portrayed in stunning realism and sensitivity along with a brief history of each bride. It represents a time in wartime history that resulted in Canadian Netherlands bonds that persist today. There is much more and it will be of particular interest to all Canadians and Dutch people. The museum is large and exhibits enough to keep visitors engaged for a day.

Visited June 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“2nd visit”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is our second visit to the National Liberation Museum with our last one over 10 years ago. The museum has not changed a great deal in that time and provides a very informative insight into life in the Netherlands Pre, during and Post Nazi occupation, focusing on Operation Market Garden in September 1944. At present there is a special exhibition on the plight of Jewish families that were depatched to Vught Concentration Camp prior to the children being separated and sent off to death camps further east. The individual stories that are arranged around the room really bring home the suffering that these familes must have gone through and combined with the artefects from their past really make this special exhibition particularly poignant. I could mark the museum down on it's catering facilities but this seems a bit churlish so I won't.

Visited March 2013
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good but dated exhibition”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Although this museum has a great selection of memorabelia and information about the second World War, the way it is shown is a little dated. Sometimes complicated for kids, but still interesting.

Visited March 2013
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