Interesting places

The Second World War left indelible marks on Gelderland. Visit cities that were badly damaged, places where people made a difference, or visit one of the many museums to learn about stories from during the war.


109 interesting places

Airborne at the Bridge

Offering a phenomenal view of the world-famous John Frost Bridge, the Airborne at the Bridge exhibition tells the personal stories of the British lieutenant John Grayburn..

Airborne Museum at Hartenstein

Come and experience the Battle for Arnhem in this attractive and contemporary museum. In the Airborne Experience you will follow in the footsteps of British paras and set off towards Arnhem in September 1944.

The Airborne monument

The Airborne monument in Heilig Landstichting commemorates the liberation of Nijmegen on 17 September 1944. Hotel Sionshof in Heilig Landstichting was then the headquarters of the American Division.


Het Airborne-monument herinnert de inwoners van Arnhem aan de Slag om Arnhem die begon op 17 september 1944.

The Airborne Monument

The Airborne Monument commemorates the landing of the units of the 1st British Airborne Division and the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade on 17, 18 and 19 September 1944 near Wolfheze.

The Airborne Monument / The Needle

The Airborne monument in Oosterbeek commemorates the Battle of Arnhem which lasted from 17 to 26 September 1944.

The Airborne Column

The Airborne Column in Arnhem reminds of the failed last attempt of the 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment and the 11th Parachute Battalion to break through to the Rhine bridge on 19 September 1944.

The Arnhem War Museum

The Arnhem War Museum provides not only a general overview but also an accurate image of what happened in and around Arnhem during the war years

AVOG's Crashmuseum 1940 – 1945

During the Second World War some 6,500 planes crashed in the Netherlands. About 400 of these came down in the Achterhoek area.

The Damaged Wall at the town hall of Tiel

The damaged wall on the side wall of the former outer wall of the town hall in Tiel, now the inner wall of the council chamber, recalls the shelling of the city from September 1944. Tiel then became a city at the frontline.

The Liberation of the Veluwe Monument

The Liberation of the Veluwe monument in Harskamp commemorates the liberation of this region by the Canadians in April 1945.

Liberation Monument

The Liberation Monument in Garderen commemorates the liberation of the village by the Canadians on 18 April 1945.

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