War Museum Overloon

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The War Museum in Overloon in the largest museum about World War II in Western Europe. It is built on one of the largest battlefields of this war. In a unique way, the museum brings together the past and the present in a contemporary way.

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War should be in a museum!  

On 10 May 1940, German troops invade the Netherlands. After a few days of battle, the Netherlands surrenders. Five years of occupation follow. How does the German occupier behave and what does it mean for the population? Do you adapt, cooperate with the rulers or resist? And what happens to you if you are Jewish?

The War Museum in Overloon in the largest museum about World War II in Western Europe. It is built on one of the largest battlefields of this war. In a unique way, the museum brings together the past and the present in a contemporary way.

  • Largest war museum in Western Europe
  • Permanent exhibitions about the occupation, the liberation and the Battle of Overloon
  • Unique experiences and events, including cycling through the museum over a 3-metre-high cycle bridge and an air-raid shelter experience
  • Enormous collection of 180 military vehicles
  • Museum café for an all-inclusive day

What would you do?

Step into t…

War should be in a museum!  

On 10 May 1940, German troops invade the Netherlands. After a few days of battle, the Netherlands surrenders. Five years of occupation follow. How does the German occupier behave and what does it mean for the population? Do you adapt, cooperate with the rulers or resist? And what happens to you if you are Jewish?

The War Museum in Overloon in the largest museum about World War II in Western Europe. It is built on one of the largest battlefields of this war. In a unique way, the museum brings together the past and the present in a contemporary way.

  • Largest war museum in Western Europe
  • Permanent exhibitions about the occupation, the liberation and the Battle of Overloon
  • Unique experiences and events, including cycling through the museum over a 3-metre-high cycle bridge and an air-raid shelter experience
  • Enormous collection of 180 military vehicles
  • Museum café for an all-inclusive day

What would you do?

Step into the shoes of one of eight people to experience the dilemmas of war. And then visit the main hall to see the huge amount of military equipment that was needed to liberate the Netherlands.

The War Museum Overloon is interesting for all ages and worth a visit even in bad weather. The Museum Café offers great food and drinks and there is also a nice shop. You won't soon forget a visit to the Overloon War Museum! (Watch video)

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The War Museum in Overloon is the first and only museum in the world where you can cycle straight through. You have to experience that! The War Museum has constructed a raised cycle path, based on the Bailey Bridge used by the Allies during the liberation. The cycle bridge connects to the existing cycle route network and is free to use during museum opening hours. Cyclists thus ride through the museum at a height of three metres. A unique experience!

Opening times

  • Every monday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every tuesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every wednesday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every thursday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every friday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Every saturday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every sunday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Adapted opening dates: https://www.oorlogsmuseum.nl/en/visit-info-groups/before-the-visit/opening-dates-and-times/

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