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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Roel Esselink (18 months ago)
Small but interesting museum. A lot of info about the build up to the war and life during the war years in the Netherlands. The main attraction for me was a large replica of the surrounding area. Arrows and lines are projected on the map and show the development of the battle and why it was so pivotal the Market Garden operation. The museum is being rebuilt now so it is in a temporary building now. It is still worth a visit though and is 2 euros cheaper during the rebuild.
Harry Veenstra (2 years ago)
Very interesting well-organised exhibition. Will return once the new museum reopens
ANTONIO MARTINS (2 years ago)
Market Garden operation. A great wwII museum.
Peter Moore (2 years ago)
World class. A museum bring the reality of the war to its audience. A reminder of what our ancestors fought for. Lots of interactive areas. Videos, reading and artifacts. Do not under estimate the time that can be spent there. Went during autumn / winter time. The museum is currently undergoing expansion which is expected to be completed late 2019. At the end a touching idea. You can right your own little note and add it to the tree of messages. Would like to see more. Memorabilia available at the shop at the end.
Arthur Suiker (2 years ago)
Very informative historically. Not the best choice to keep children entertained.
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