National Liberation Museum 1944-1945


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From history came a modern museum, situated between hills and woods and located in one of the most beautiful spots of Holland. South- east of Nijmegen and Arnhem, history is brought back to life again at the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945.

  • Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history took place here in September 1944.
  • Experience the occupation, celebrate the liberation and witness the rebuilding of Holland.
  • The Dutch Resistance Museum 1944-1945 is suitable for young and old.

Operation Market Garden

From an historical perspective the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 is situated on a unique location: During Operation Market Garden in September 1944, one of the largest air landing operations in history took place here. A few months later in February 1945, the immense Rhineland Offensive started from the meanwhile liberated region (Operation Veritable), after which the allies occupied large parts of Germany and liberated the Netherlands, thus laying the foundation for the liberation of the whole of Western Europe.

Live through the war, occupation and liberation

In the museum, you live through the period preceding the war, experience the occupation, celebrate the liberation and witness the rebuilding of Holland and Europe after the war. By using smells, interactive presentations, diorama’s, models, original film and sound fragments, the liberation is depicted captivatingly. The museum shows both young and old the current value and importance of democracy, freedom and human rights.

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National Liberation Museum 1944-1945
Wylerbaan 4
6561KR Groesbeek
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