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

Memorial stone at 'Het Verscholen Dorp'

From February 1943 until October 1944 there was a secret / hidden village in the woods near Vierhouten. The village consisted of nine huts, where during this period a total of 80 to 100 people found a safe hiding place.

Poem De Ring

This monument in Voorthuizen commemorates the destruction of the De Ring district on 17 April 1945 during the liberation Voorthuizen by the Canadian army. Six civilians were killed.

The Gelderland monument

The Gelderland monument in Oosterbeek is the location where Polish and British Airborne veterans express their gratitude to the people of Gelderland for the help they offered to the wounded...

Glider Collection Wolfheze

The GLIDER COLLECTION WOLFHEZE shows the gliders of those days. By exhibiting large original pieces of these aeroplanes, tangible memories, pictures and stories.

The Grave Monument

The Grave Monument at the R.K. Cemetery in Loenen commemorates 21 evacuees from Arnhem who died during a bombardment by the Royal Air Force at hotel Bosoord on 10 December 1944.


Het Grenslandmuseum vertelt de bezoeker verhalen over het leven aan weerskanten van de grens. Foto’s toonde hoe zich hier het leven tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog afspeelde. Ontdek in dit museum hoe de grens is ontstaan,…

The Big or Eusebius Church

The Big or Eusebius Church in Arnhem has dominated the skyline of the city of Arnhem for more than five centuries now and tells the history of the capital of the province of Gelderland.

The Westerbouwing Memorial Bench

The Westerbouwing memorial bench commemorates the efforts and members of the 4th and 5th battalions of the Dorset Regiment during the Battle of Arnhem from 24 to 27 September.

The Memorial Courtyard

The Memorial Courtyard in Putten commemorates the roundup of 2 October 1944 in which more than six hundred Putten men were taken from the Old Chruch to concentration camps. Of these, 552 men did not survive the Second World War.

Historical Museum Ede

The Historical Museum Ede has an extensive collection of objects relating to the history and development of Ede, including the Second World War.


The Holocaust monument in front of the synagogue in Apeldoorn commemorates 592 Jews from Apeldoorn who were deported by the Germans between October 1941 and March 1943 and died in concentration camps.

The Jonkerbos War Cemetery

The Jonkerbos War Cemetery in Nijmegen is a Commonwealth military cemetery where more than 1500 soldiers who died on Dutch soil during the Second World War are commemorated.

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