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Interesting couple of hours learning how people tried to escape, mainly across the North Sea... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
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Marvellous small museum telling a moving story

A gem. A five-minute walk north from the town centre along the beach road brings you to this... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting couple of hours learning how people tried to escape, mainly across the North Sea, during the war and what they went on to do to support the war effort.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

A gem. A five-minute walk north from the town centre along the beach road brings you to this terrific museum. It has been skilfully put togethe and includes some terrific audiovisuals. It tells the story of Dutch men who attempted to escape to England during...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We visited the museum on a day trip from Amsterdam and what a fascinating couple of hours. Located in an old German bunker the exhibition offers a fascinating insight into the Engelandvaarders. People who escaped from the German occupied Netherlands, many overland but the focus...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The location of this museum (in an old German WW2 munitions bunker) adds incredible atmosphere and realism as soon as you walk in. The interactive technology displays were a nice surprise. The museum tells powerful stories of heroism. The employee who greeted us was friendly...More

Thank bradj963
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Tucked away at the north end of Noodwijk this museum is well worth a visit and tells the story of the local people who tried to escape the German occupation in small craft across the North Sea. There are many fascinating videos to watch and...More

1  Thank Cliff N
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Just happened to find this amazing museum which is a tribute to the sacrifices made by the Dutch during WW2. Not a stuffy display but much more in touch with the human side of the tragedy that is war. Highly recommended.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 10 March 2017

When Holland was occupied in WW2, the Germans built military bunkers along the coast. This is one of them, still being explored, which the local populace unearthed and cleared of 70 years of sand. A special group of exhibits and artifacts tell the story of...More

Thank skandiacottage
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This museum is very well organized and makes great use of a historic site. Rather than give a broad view of the war, it focuses on the actual individuals who lived, fought, tried to escape, and died. Their stories really bring home how life was...More

Thank glen p
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I am an American student who has family that fought on both fronts. This by far has left the biggest impression on me. The amount of information that the exhibit shared was astounding. So many heroic stories of Dutch people fleeing the German occupation. But...More

3  Thank Christiaan B
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This Museum shows a unique collection of stories and facts of brave dutch people during the occupation of Holland from Nazi Germany. Films and audio records help in imagining how difficult and dangerous it was for them and their helpers to escape to England. A...More

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