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

7 Jan - 31 Oct

Break-in-Box: Verborgen brieven

31 Oct

Excursie Ardennenoffensief

10 Apr - 31 Oct

75 jaar Bevrijding bij ‘t Veluws Zandsculpturenfestijn

75 years of liberation. Who has not known a grandfather or grandmother who has experienced the Second World War? Let us celebrate the freedom we know today. Experience both the war and the liberation all depicted in lifelike sand sculptures in the picturesque village of Garderen in the Veluwe.

1 Apr - 31 Oct

Verleden tijden in beeld en geluid

Exhibition about farm life in the war.

31 Mar - 31 Oct

Expositie Sporen van Vrijheid

2 Sep - 1 Nov

Foto-expositie ‘A Bridge Too Far’

2 Sep - 1 Nov

Foto-expositie ‘A Bridge Too Far’

8 Nov

Proef de vrijheid!

Freedom à la carte. Non-stop demonstration from 2-5 pm of Dutch war time and liberation menu's: cichoray coffee, liquorice, liberation bread, syrup soldiers, etc.

9 Nov

Kristallnachtherdenking

The programme will be published on our website in due course.

4 - 11 Nov

‘Poppy’ dagen

A non-stop filmprogramme and special displays with poppy-products in the museum shop in remembrance of the end of WW1.

14 Dec - 14 Nov

Een dag uit het leven van Eva en Bram

Geannuleerd

During your visit to museum 'Het Pakhuis' you will trace the track of Eva and Bram Beem. The stories and places in Ermelo with traces of war are in this way connected to the personal story of Eva and Bram. Het Pakhuis is a museum where you can do and experience a lot and where you can relive the pas

2 Sep - 15 Nov

Foto-expositie ‘A Bridge Too Far’

At the Infocentre WW2 Nijmegen behind-the-scenes photos from the film set of 'A Bridge Too Far' can be seen. Original images that not only show a different side of the famous film, but also capture a fascinating image of the 1970s.

2 Sep - 15 Nov

Foto-expositie ‘A Bridge Too Far’

At the Infocentre WW2 Nijmegen behind-the-scenes photos from the film set of 'A Bridge Too Far' can be seen. Original images that not only show a different side of the famous film, but also capture a fascinating image of the 1970s.

1 Sep - 30 Nov

Openlucht expositie Vrijheid

1 Sep - 30 Nov

Airborne kunst expo Stingerbol

10 Dec

Dag van de Rechten van de Mens

1 Apr - 19 Dec

Schaarste in kleding & mode in de tweede wereldoorlog

28 Mar - 19 Dec

Tentoonstelling Onderduiken op de boerderij

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

Jodenvervolging

Persecution of the Jews

Operation Veritable

Operation Veritable

Liberation

Liberation

Gelderland Remembers Routes

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.

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.

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.

48.3 km

Fietsroute langs Wijchense Oorlogsherinneringen

75 jaar geleden lag Gelderland van 17 september 1944 tot en met 5 mei 1945 in de frontlinie tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Nederland. Deze fietsroute brengt je langs verschillende historische locaties in Wijchen en…

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…

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