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

20 Nov

Gelders Debat: Vrijheid, Democratie en Herinneringstoerisme

26 Nov

Herdenking crash B-17 bommenwerper in het Boschbad in Apeldoorn

28 Nov

Themalezing: Rabbijn Salomons en de opvang van Duitse joodse vluchtelingen na 1933

29 Nov

Herdenking Dwangarbeiders Apeldoorn 29-11-2019

1 Sep - 30 Nov

Tentoonstelling 75 jaar Market Garden

From September till the end of November exhibition 75 year Market Garden

1 Dec

Cafe van Lin 1944

"Café van Lin", a concept in Overasselt for decades, has disappeared from the streets for years. The cafe was used by the occupiers, later by the allies. After the liberation, Josephine Baker performed in this cafe.

7 Sep - 8 Dec

de Mix de Stilde, foto expositie

1 Sep - 13 Dec

Tentoonstelling Slag om Arnhem in Rozet

The Battle of Arnhem in comic books and quotes from diaries.

2 Sep - 20 Dec

Educatie PO: Slag om Arnhem in strips

Visit Rozet with your class and discover the Battle of Arnhem.

2 Sep - 20 Dec

Educatie VO: Slag om Arnhem in strips

Education about popular visual culture in which the Battle of Arnhem is depict.

21 Dec

Familiedag met kerst in het museum

21 Dec

Top2000 Popkoren Contest – Freedom

Experience the best songs of all time sung by the best pop choirs in the Netherlands in the TOP2000 Pop Choirs Contest. This year 's theme is Freedom beause of Gelderland Commemorates.

24 Dec

Lichtjes op oorlogsgraven Airborne begraafplaats Oosterbeek

Placing candles on Christmas Eve on the war graves of the Airborne cemetery at Oosterbeek, to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. Candles will be present, we hope for many interested people who want to provide each grave with a candle.

12 Mar - 31 Dec

Escape Room WO-II: Drukkerij

In our educational Escape Room you have an hour to solve all riddles and crack the codes. A piece of Nijmegen history comes to life in this unique experience.

9 Jul - 31 Dec

75 bijzondere Sunset Marches

14 Aug - 31 Dec

Airborne stories Arnhem luistertour app

Download the app and take a walk through Arnhem.

20 Sep - 4 Jan

Minje – Sam Drukker

20 September 2019 – 4 January 2020 Museum Museum Sjoel Elburg presents Minje of Sam Drukker. This compelling exhibition consists of 10 portraits of Jewish men who lived during World War II when they were young adults. Moreover there are 16 preliminary studies (ink on paper) to see.

26 Jan

Herdenking Joods Monument 2020 – Ede

On Sunday 26 January 2020 we commemorate the Jewish WWII victims from Ede.

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

41.6 km

Water as a Weapon – Driel

In October 1944 the German troops decide to flood a large part of the Dutch-German border area to avert an attack from the Allies.

50.6 km

Water als Wapen - Rindern

In October 1944 the German troops decide to flood a large part of the Dutch-German border area to avert an attack from the Allies.

5.6 km

Storytelling route Holthurnsche Hof

On the way, you will encounter everything that has to do with the rich history of the area, both from Roman times and the Second World War.

4.0 km

Northern Perimeter Route

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

34.4 km

Liberation Route Montferland

This route passes a Liberation Route Europe location, the route that the Allies took when liberating Northern and Eastern Netherlands.

8.0 km

Freedom Trail Arnhem

The Battle of Arnhem was part of Operation Market Garden. With this operation, the Allies wanted to conquer the bridges over several Dutch waterways. The route has a total length of approximately 8 km.

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.

55.0 km

Nunspeet Memorial Tour

Tijdens deze fietsroute kom je langs verschillende plekken in de gemeente Nunspeet waar iets te vertellen is over de gebeurtenissen uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Fiets langs crash-sites, monumenten en locaties waar iets speciaals gebeurd is….

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