Commemorate, remember, experience and celebrate together

Exactly 75 years ago, from 17 September 1944 to 5 May 1945, Gelderland was at the frontline of the Second World War in the Netherlands. With a programme full of exhibitions, shows and parachute jumps, liberation festivals, commemorations and other events, we will commemorate the war and celebrate 75 years of living in freedom in Gelderland.

Experience ‘Gelderland Remembers’ at the following events

10 Dec

Dag van de Rechten van de Mens

28 Mar - 19 Dec

Tentoonstelling Onderduiken op de boerderij

1 Apr - 19 Dec

Schaarste in kleding & mode in de tweede wereldoorlog

9 Jul - 30 Dec

Sunset March

Every night at sunset, as the streetlights turn on, a military veteran walks the Sunset March at the Oversteek Bridge in Nijmegen. All who are interested can walk along with the "Veteran of the Day".

1 Feb - 31 Dec

Oorlogsmuseum Niemandsland

1 Aug - 31 Dec

Nunspeet Memorial Tour

The Nunspeet Memorial Tour is a 55 km cycle route that visits almost all places in the municipality of Nunspeet where there is something to tell about the Second World War. The events of that time come to life by delving into history. Can also be downloaded as a gpx file.

8 Jun - 12 Jan

Expositie ‘De Tweede Wereldoorlog in Films’

1 - 1 Feb

Leskisten ‘Vrijheid’ voor basisscholen

29 Mar - 1 Feb

Expositie Kind van de vrijheid

11 Feb

Film ‘Krieg am Niederrhein’

18 Feb

Film ‘Krieg am Niederrhein’

21 Feb

Film ‘Krieg am Niederrhein’

23 Feb

Film ‘Krieg am Niederrhein’

25 Feb

Film ‘Krieg am Niederrhein’

28 Feb

Film ‘Krieg am Niederrhein’

4 Mar

Film ‘Krieg am Niederrhein’

7 Mar

Film ‘Krieg am Niederrhein’

11 Mar

Film ‘Krieg am Niederrhein’

Gelderland Remembers - 75 Years of Freedom

Operation Market Garden

A bridge too far

The year is1944, and the war is raging at full force. During Operation Market Garden, tens of thousands of Allied paratroopers land in occupied territory and a ground army advances from the Belgian border. The…

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Frontline period

Frontline period


Persecution of the Jews

Operation Veritable

Operation Veritable



Gelderland Remembers Routes

4.0 km

Southern perimeter route

The perimeter walk largely follows the frontline of the Allied bridgehead in September 1944.

52.0 km

The well-hidden route

Cycle over the Beekhuizerzand sand-drift dunes, through woodland and heathland towards Vierhouten.

71.1 km

The fight for the Veluwe

After five years of occupation, the Netherlands was liberated in 1945. A lot happened in the Veluwe during the war years. On this route, you cycle along various historical locations that were central to the liberation of the Veluwe by the Canadian army.

Liberation Route Arnhem

There was a lot of fighting in the Arnhem-Wageningen area during the Second World War. The failed Allied operation Market Garden cost thousands of lives in September 1944.

44.0 km

Liberation route Heumen & Mook

The Liberation Route Europe gives you an impression of what happened in 1944 and 1945 in Noord-Brabant and Gelderland.

42.0 km

Liberation Route Nijmegen

The Second World War did not pass unnoticed by Nijmegen and its surroundings. The city itself was liberated in September 1944 during the Allied Operation Market Garden.

59.2 km

Military Heritage

Military personnel and the Veluwe have been inseparable for at least one hundred and fifty years. Go back in time and cycle along the places that remind you of the military on the Veluwe.

45.9 km

Sky of Hope Remembrance Route

The Sky of Hope Remembrance Route WO2 takes you past more than 20 Second World War memorials.

50.0 km

WOII Airborne Route

Operatie Market Garden was bedoeld om een versneld einde te maken aan de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De regio Arnhem en het Rijk van Nijmegen speelden daarin een belangrijke rol. Op 17 september begon daar “De slag…

A Gelderland Remembers pocket guide for on the go

  • All current activities available in one app
  • Multiple experiences routes with stories along impressive historical locations
  • An overview of restaurants, hotels and campsites in your area

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