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

The Jewish monument

The Jewish monument in Nijmegen commemorates more than four hundred Jews who were murdered in extermination camps during the Second World War. The square where the monument is located is named after Kitty de Wijze.

Jewish monument

The Jewish monument in Barneveld commemorates more than 650 prominent Jewish Dutchmen, also known as the Barneveld group. The Germans exempted them from forced labour and deportation.

Jewish Monument

The Jewish Monument in Ellecom commemorates three Jewish men who died during forced labour at the Avegoor estate.

Kröller-Müller Museum

The Kröller-Müller Museum, an amazing experience: a voyage of discovery that begins as soon as you enter the De Hoge Veluwe National Park. With almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings, it is home to the world’s second-largest Vincent van Gogh collection

Maple Leaf Monument

The Maple Leaf Monument, a Canadian maple with a memorial stone underneath, is a reminder of the liberation of Apeldoorn on 17 April 1945.

The Crossroads monument

The Crossroads monument in Heteren commemorates the American soldiers of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought against the occupier here on 5 October 1944. One of them died.

The monument at the former synagogue

"The monument at the former synagogue in Hardewijk commemorates the 21 Jewish inhabitants of the city who were deported by the occupying forces during the Second World War and murdered in concentration camps."

Monument at the Wylerbaan

The monument at the Wylerbaan in Groesbeek is reminiscent of Operation Veritable. This operation took place from 8 February to 10 March 1945. The allies wanted to conquer the Rhine area under the leadership of the British General Montgomery.

The ‘De Zanden’ Monument

"The ‘De Zanden’ monument in Teuge commemorates the return of Princess Juliana and her three daughters Beatrix, Irene and Margriet to the liberated Netherlands.

Monument by the Apeldoorn Canal

The memorial stone at a lock on the Apeldoorn Canal is a reminder of an effort by resistance fighters Albert van de Scheur and Gijs Numan.

The Brandgrens024 Monument

The ‘Brandgrens 024’ monument consists of hundreds of commemorative metal plates placed on the street in the centre of Nijmegen, indicating the boundary of the American bombing of Nijmegen on 22 February 1944.

The ‘De Schommel’ Monument

The ‘De Schommel’ monument in Nijmegen was erected in memory of the 763 fellow townspeople who died during the Allied bombardment of 22 February 1944.

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