American military cemetery

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American military cemetery

Close to Maastricht, at the small town of Margraten, lies the American military cemetery. 8301 American soldiers who were killed in Holland during the Second World War lie buried here.

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Close to Maastricht, at the small town of Margraten, lies the American military cemetery. 8301 American soldiers who were killed in Holland during the Second World War lie buried here.

  • Visit the only American cemetery in Holland.
  • Find out more about its history during a tour.

The cemetery at Margraten was already created during the war. The liberation of Holland claimed many victims. Because Margraten had already been liberated early on and the commander at the time did not want to bury the victims in enemy territory, it became the designated place for a military cemetery. After the war, many American casualties were laid to rest here. Margraten was officially opened by Queen Juliana in 1960, 15 years after the liberation.

Visit the American military cemetery

The cemetery is open for visitors every day. Free tours are also given by volunteers. In addition to the long rows of white marble crosses, you can also visit the chapel and see the wall full of names of casualties whose bodies were never found

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