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.

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Experience ‘Gelderland Remembers’ at the following events

17 Oct

Anne Frank middag

17 Oct

Flitslezingen rondom thema ‘hij/zij’

17 Oct

Wereldgesprek met Amma Asante over het gedachtegoed van Nelson Mandela in de huidige tijd

19 Oct

Boekpresentatie ‘5 jaar Sunset March’

19 Oct

Boekpresentatie ‘5 jaar Sunset March’

19 Oct

Gildewandeling Vier de Arnhemse Iconen

Guild walk 'Celebrate the Arnhem Icons' in the city center of Arnhem.

19 Oct

Boekpresentatie ‘5 jaar Sunset March’

20 Oct

Luister- en muziekvoorstelling: ‘Vechten, vluchten, overleven’

26 Oct

Wandelen langs militair erfgoed


26 Oct

Boekpresentatie ‘Het ziet hier zwart van de witte lakens’ Leuthse evacués vertellen

26 Oct

Fliegerhorst Deelen/Airwar 40-45

Daytour around former Luftwaffe airbase Deelen

19 Sep - 27 Oct

Opening schuilkelder Kröller-Müller Museum

The bomb shelter is open from 19 September to 27 October 2019 from Thursday to Sunday, between 11.00 and 15.00 hrs (not accessible for wheelchairs). For more information, opening hours, and tickets, visit the website

27 Oct

Luister- en muziekvoorstelling: ‘Vechten, vluchten, overleven’

5 Sep - 27 Oct

Verhalen dichtbij huis, een wandelroute over Museumpark Orientalis tijdens oorlog en bevrijding.

17 Apr - 27 Oct

Tentoonstelling Het Netwerk

A new view on the Resistance network that operated around the Battle of Arnhem

8 Sep - 27 Oct

Tentoonstelling Arnhem van Slag

Eyewitnesses of the Battle of Arnhem meets students

28 Oct

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.

1 Nov

Muziek in Arnhem tijdens de WOII


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

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.

1.5 km

Airborne Stories

In een reeks audioverhalen komt het Arnhem van 1944 tot leven en word je ondergedompeld in de Slag om Arnhem. Doe je dopjes in je oren en wandel mee door Arnhem. Tijdens deze korte route…

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.

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.

50.0 km

Historical Liemers

A route through the thousands of years of Liemers history. You will pass exciting historical and Liberation Route locations. At these locations, you will find a marker, and a video or audio story will bring history to life.

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.

46.0 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.

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.

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