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Freedom Museum

The Vrijheidsmuseum (Freedom Museum) is located in the beautiful green, hilly landscape of Groesbeek, southeast of Nijmegen and Arnhem. It is situated right in the middle of the area in which two of the most important military operations in WWII occurred: Market Garden and Veritable.

  • 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 Freedom Museum is suitable for young and old.
Wylerbaan 4
6561KR Groesbeek
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Operation Market Garden

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 Freedom Museum.Operation Market Garden

From an historical perspective the Freedom Museum 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.

Experience the importance of freedom

Freedom is the theme of the permanent exhibition. Discover the human dilemmas and unknown stories of civilians and soldiers from different perspectives. What do you see when you look at history and what would you have done?

Discover a new way to see freedom and history at the interactive Vrijheidsmuseum. The countless authentic objects, documents and personal stories make history that much more real. Watch the fascinating movies, see the impressive photographs, and experience both history and current reality.

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