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 Dutch Grave Monument

The Dutch grave monument in Huissen commemorates all fellow citizens who died during the bombardments during the liberation in 1944.

Our Lady of the Flowering Betuwe

The monument ‘Our Lady of the Flowering Betuwe’ reminds the inhabitants of Bemmel of the battlefield on and around De Heuvel (southwest of Huissen).

Commonwealth War Graves

At the Cemetery of Epe, there are 21 Commonwealth war graves, including the graves of six crew members of the British Stirling Bomber R 9168 T-for-Tommy who crashed at Gortel on 16 December 1942.

Moscowa War Graves

At the Moscowa Cemetery in Arnhem, there are some war graves located next to the Pleurants Monument. There are three Polish graves, 37 Commonwealth graves and several Dutch civilians (including resistance fighters) and soldiers.

The ‘De Oversteek’ Monument

The ‘De Oversteek’ monument in Westervoort commemorates the crossing of the IJssel by the English and Canadians on 12 April 1945, which enabled Arnhem to be liberated.

The plaque at Eatery Airborne

The plaque at Eatery Airborne in Renkum commemorates the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944.

Plaque on the John Frost Bridge

The John Frost Bridge and the plaque are a reminder of the battle that took place at this location from 17 to 26 September 1944.

Plaque on the site of John Frost’s headquarters

The plaque at Arnhem was erected to mark the place where Lieutenant-colonel John D. Frost’s headquarters were located in Arnhem in September 1944.

Polish Monument / National Monument for the 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade

The National Monument for the 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade in Driel, also known as the Polish Monument, commemorates the 94 Polish soldiers who died during Operation Market Garden.

Project Escape

During an event in the WWII printing room of Project Escape, you will join the Nijmegen resistance in the Second World War. Will you manage to escape?

The RAF monument

The RAF monument in Oosterbeek commemorates the 241 Allied soldiers of the British and American Air Force who died during Operation Market Garden.

The Red Cross memorial

The Red Cross memorial in Otterlo commemorates the role of the Red Cross in the evacuation during and after the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944.

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