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“A lot to take in”

Overloon War Museum
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Overloon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Overloon War Museum is the biggest WWII museum in The Netherland. Right here, the tank battle of Overloon unfolded in the autumn of 1944. The village of Overloon was totally devestated back then. In order to remember the casualties and victims of that episode the museum was founded in 1946, even before the village was rebuilt. Nowadays over 100,000 people visit the museum every year. The first exhibition is about the occupation of The Netherlands from 1940 till 1945. The second large exhibition, displayed on 10.000 m2, contains over 150 military vehicles and artillery, both from allied forces and German. In addition to these two main exhibitions there are several smaller presentations, of which the Battle at Overloon presentation is definitely worth a visit. A museum restaurant and a shop completes this museum, which can be found in the so called Liberty Park in Overloon.
Reviewed 25 April 2014

You could definitely make a day trip out of this but it is a lot to take in! No tour, so you can go at your own pace, which is probably best considering the amount of things to read and see! In the first part the museum addresses the origins and evolution of the war as well as the Resistance in all of the different countries. Most people know the German, English and French side of the story but here you will learn about resistance in countries such as Portugal, Yugoslavia, Albania, Romania, and more. It really makes you realise why it was a WORLD war. Information was translated into English and French. Huge area dedicated to war vehicles such as tanks and aircrafts with layouts of war scenes. They also have a great collection of bombs, grenades and missiles. There are a few interactive parts in the museum to keep young and old from getting too bored with the history lesson. I personally found it interesting but a little too long, You have to be really passionate to fully appreciate the quantity and quality of objects they have here. Entrance fee is 15€ which is acceptable when you realise how big it is.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This museum is huge! especially for Dutch standards. We've spend some time here, almost the whole day. In our opinion this museum gives you a good explanation about the 2nd. World War and what happened to Dutch citizens during the war. We didn't know that there's been such a big fight in and around Overloon. The museum has a large offer in army equipment, and vehicles.
So when you are in the neighborhood of Overloon and you are interested in the 2nd. World War history this museum is definitely a must see!

1  Thank Bolly-and-Billy
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

I cycled here from the Heijderbos. The room dedicated to operation Market Garden was really interesting but the rest of the collection not so much - a jumbled collection of war machinery and vehicles.

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

The National War and Resistance Museum of the Netherlands is located on the site of the Battle of Overloon, a World War II tank and infantry battle between Allied and German forces that occurred in September and October 1944, just after Operation Market Garden.

It's a part of Liberty Park and features military vehicles, german and allied. It has a small restaurant and the museum is well accessible for older people and wheelchairs.

1  Thank Thijs2012
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

This is by far the best military Museum in Europe in my opinion. We spent a week touring Germany and visited this museum on the way back to Calais. We have visited Military museums all over Europe and this has the most amount of military memorabilia that I have ever seen. The only disappointment was that a lot of the information is in Dutch and not in English. Well worth a visit and not far off of the main road between Holland and entering Germany

1  Thank Jay C
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