Brabant Remembers

Celebrate seventyfive years of freedom

In 2019 and 2020, Brabant commemorates and celebrates seventyfive years of freedom. In late 1944, the south of the Netherlands was liberated during Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Scheldt. The north remained occupied until May 1945. The Second World War provided Brabant with a countless number of stories. Both anxious and hopeful moments have found their place in history. Small, personal recollections provide a complete picture of the war. Visit our Crossroads locations and events where you can get to know all the extraordinary and impressive stories that took place in Brabant between 1940 and 1945.

Highlights to visit!

Dilemma Maze

This Dilemma Maze is located between two military war cemeteries in Bergen op Zoom.

Visit the Dilemma Maze

Camp Vught National Memorial

The only SS concentration camp to have been established in the Netherlands.

Visit Camp Vught

Overloon War Museum

The oldest museum about the Second World War in Western Europe.

Visit Overloon War Museum

Museum Wings of Liberation

 Follow in the footsteps of the 101st Airborne Division and relive the story that led to the liberation of the southern Netherlands.

Visit Wings of Liberation

Crossroads Brabant

During the Second World War, the life paths of people from both home and abroad crossed each other, these lives are changed forever. Brabant Remembers collects and tells these special and inspiring stories. This is how we connect the past and the present, places and people, with each other. 75 stories, one for every year we have lived in freedom. Together they give a good impression of the impact the Second World War had on the people of Brabant. 

Read the stories