Camp Vught National Memorial

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Camp Vught National Memorial is located on the site of the only SS concentration camp to have been established in the Netherlands, around five kilometres from the centre of ’s-Hertogenbosch and on the 'Vincent van Gogh Route', the 2016 European cycle route of the year. With around 1700 tours every year and a varied range of activities, the memorial centre allows visitors to experience the camp's history in a completely different way.

'If walls could speak'
The solemnity of this historical site leaves few visitors unmoved: "…

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Camp Vught National Memorial is located on the site of the only SS concentration camp to have been established in the Netherlands, around five kilometres from the centre of ’s-Hertogenbosch and on the 'Vincent van Gogh Route', the 2016 European cycle route of the year. With around 1700 tours every year and a varied range of activities, the memorial centre allows visitors to experience the camp's history in a completely different way.

'If walls could speak'
The solemnity of this historical site leaves few visitors unmoved: "It's valuable to preserve this dreadful piece of history for young and old alike. It really gives visitors the opportunity to reflect". The museum offers an audio tour in English and German, while group tours can be booked in a variety of languages. The site retains the original canal, barbed wire fencing and crematorium. The exhibition 'If walls could speak' is available in Dutch and English in the last remaining camp barrack in the Netherlands, Barack 1B, a little farther along Lunettenlaan.

Location and accessibility
Camp Vught National Memorial is located in the Vughtse Lunetten, a historic defence fortification in De Vughtse Heide nature reserve. The NS hiking trail provides good accessibility to visitors from ‘s-Hertogenbosch. And a twenty-minute cycle ride along the Drongelse kanaal takes you right to the heart of the most welcoming city in the Netherlands. Visit the directions on the website for other transport options such as local buses or taxis (reservations required in advance!) from ’s-Hertogenbosch central station. You can also reach the museum by car. Free on-site parking is available.

Powerful and compelling
The following reaction is testament to the profound effect of the museum on its visitors: "The museum tells its history in a sobering and gripping way. Objects and testimonials confront visitors with the hard reality". Or come and see for yourself why one of our visitors left the following comment on TripAdvisor: "An absolute must-see. Nothing but goosebumps as you walk around".

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