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 Sherwood Rangers Monument

The Sherwood Rangers Monument, a tank placed at the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek, commemorates the 268 members of this British tank group who died in the struggle against the occupier (1939-1945)...

The monument in Otterlo

The monument in Otterlo commemorates the battle between the Canadian 5th Armoured Division and the German occupier that took place on 15, 16 and 17 April 1945. The battle costs the lives of sixteen Canadian soldiers and four inhabitants of Otterlo.

The stone relief at the provincial government building

The stone relief at the provincial government building in Arnhem is a reminder of the destruction of the old provincial building in 1944 and the reopening of the new provincial building in 1954.

Stichting Historische Collectie Korps Nationale Reserve

The museum exhibits a historical collection that illustrates the voluntary military use of civilians to protect the Netherlands.

The Stirling Monument

The Stirling Monument in Ede commemorates six members of the crew of the British bomber that was shot down there by the occupying forces on 23 September 1944.

The Guardian and The Airborne parachutist

The statues in the garden of the Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’ in Oosterbeek recall the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944.

University of Resistance

This escape room involves a part of the war and resistance history of the university, of Nijmegen and our country.


The bunker houses an exhibition that tells the story of the liberation of Nijmegen and the battles for the Waalbridges.

Freedom Fire

"The Freedom Fire in Wageningen is a reminder of the liberation of the Second World War and the fact that freedom is not self-evident."

We'll Meet Again

The ‘We'll meet again’ sculpture reminds us of the close relationship between the English veterans who fought in the Battle of Arnhem and the people of the municipalities of Renkum, Arnhem, Overbetuwe and Ede.

The Welsh Guard Monument

The Welsh Guard Monument, a German cannon placed at the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek, commemorated the British infantrymen of the 53rd Welsh Division.

Luisterplek: Komst eerste zwarte Amerikaanse militairen

Luisterpunt Liberation Route Europe ‘Komst eerste zwarte Amerikaanse militairen’ In de Tweede Wereldoorlog werden zwarte Amerikanen niet ingezet aan het front zoals de blanke Amerikanen maar ingezet als genisten of chauffeurs. De blanke Amerikanen dachten dat…

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