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National Military Museum

Verlengde Paltzerweg 1, 3768 MX Soest, The Netherlands
+31 85 003 6000
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One of the best military museums I have ever seen ... and I have seen some.

The National Military Museum is an outstanding collection of armor, combat aircraft, tanks... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Stephan H
Raubling, Bayern, Germany
Something for everyone

During my visit there where veterans of previous conflicts recounting times past, both good and bad... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Sliema, Malta
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In the NMM at the former Soesterberg air base, the past, present and future of the Dutch armed forces come together. See our impressive collection at first hand and experience for yourself the exciting stories of our armed forces at the biggest museum about the Dutch military! The NMM has the most extraordinary collection of tanks, aircraft, armoured vehicles and helicopters in the Netherlands! Each one of them is unique and has its own story. Personal objects and moving stories also come to life at the NMM. You will be amazed how the Dutch armed forces are interwoven with the world around you!
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Verlengde Paltzerweg 1, 3768 MX Soest, The Netherlands
+31 85 003 6000

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The National Military Museum is an outstanding collection of armor, combat aircraft, tanks, military equipment and its historical development throughout the times. The arrangement of its exhibition is outstanding. Aircraft come to life, history is told, silent armor impresses by its sheer mass and lighting....More

Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

During my visit there where veterans of previous conflicts recounting times past, both good and bad as well as remembering comrades who are no longer with us, right through to school age children in awe of what is before them. The exhibits range from the...More

Thank nipo_UK
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Went there for the Ghengis Khan exhibition in the first place and also saw a big part of the rest. It is good for children too and they have some interactive things for them in a separate area. Older kids (over 8) can also try...More

Thank johnsalomone
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This great museum is on what used to be the Soesterberg Air Field. The building is huge but there are also activities outside. There is a nice little restaurant that you can visit with out entering the actual museum and even take your meal outside....More

Thank OggieDee
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This war museum is different than other museums. Children can play with, and read on elctric screens. Also they can drive a small electric tank and you can make a ride on a caterpillar truck. My children just want to go back and back and...More

Thank WillyKuijpers
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This is a fascinating museum that not only brings you back in time but is also a warning to learn lessons from the past!weapons may be seen as toys, but are really society and life threatening. And we do not seem to understand the past...More

Thank HarryAnders
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The national military museum is the result of a merger between several similar museums in The Netherlands. The collection is really nice, as well as the beautiful building, situated at the former airbase of Soesterberg. The way the collection is presented is modern, with stories...More

Thank NLcycle
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I went here with little expectation since I'm pretty anti most things military related. But it was really interesting and provided alternative view points about the usage of military force. I spent most of the day here because there was a lot to see. I...More

Thank ThaliaWilkin
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The Netherlands National Military Museum tells the story of the Netherlands Army and Air Force over centuries. It's only a couple of years old and definitely on par with the some of the worlds best technological museums; e.g. the Smithsonian museums in Washington. Well worth...More

Thank Hansje
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Interesting collection of military hardware. The top floor has rooms representing old swords and uniforms (the "treasure" room), recordings of individual soldier experiences, and some limited displays that explain the Netherlands' involvement in many eras of warfare (primarily in one Hall on "wars"). There is...More

Thank fred200099
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16 August 2016|
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Response from Montse A | Reviewed this property |
Not specially. I had more information about Indonesia and WWII in Arnhem. There is a museum there speciallised in that subject. Only Indonesia.