National Liberation Museum

Groesbeek, Netherlands

The Liberation Museum is set in the beautiful landscape near Nijmegen to the site of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history. It took place here in September 1944 and Operation Veritable, the Rhineland Offensive, the final road to freedom in Europe, started from here in February 1945. The museum brings the historical events of the liberation by the American, British, Canadian and Polish troopsback to life. In the museum, you live through the period preceding the war, experience the occupation, celebrate the liberation and witness the rebuilding of the Netherlands and Europe after the war. Aromas, interactive presentations, diorama’s, models, original films and sound fragments captivatingly depict the liberation.



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Category: Museums in Netherlands


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Philip Mueller (2 years ago)
One of the best WW II museums I have ever seen. If you are German you might not want to go. Totally honest about the Nazis and the cruelty and injustices of WW II. They still remember what the Canadian, USA, and British (all Allies) in war. It is all honest and a good remembrance of the atrocities of WE II.
John Maher (2 years ago)
Tons of information to read. Has 3 languages provided: Dutch, English, and German (Deutsch). Was mostly about Netherland's struggle with and through the war.
J AlendaD (2 years ago)
An intense and emotional visit. As we were told during the introduction, truly a freedom and people museum before being a war museum. I learned a lot about the history of the region also, as a newcomer, it was even more interesting. Workers and volunteers did an amazing job with this place, highly recommended.
Ad Bouman (2 years ago)
A nice, well managed, not too big museum, with an interesting building, where the roof is kept up due to the slight overpressure in the 'dome'. Even though the theme is very serious and everyone should visit a museum about war/peace, it is not giving you the feeling that 'all German's are bad', but it's a very balanced and fair view on what happened.
Marinda Heering (2 years ago)
A relaxing way to Remember our Heroes
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