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 Jul

Anne Frank middag

1 Jun - 12 Jul

Expositie ‘Rose Jakobs, de Roos die nooit bloeide’

15 Jul

Cineac voor kinderen

16 Jul

Anne Frank middag

28 Jul

Workshop ‘Het leven van de parachutist in WO2’

29 Jul


29 Jul


29 Jan - 31 Jul

Uitgave oorlogsdagboek 1944 – 1945 Frans Kragt Hzn.

13 Dec - 1 Aug

Herdenkingsroute Ermelo 75 jaar bevrijding

Memorial route along numerous places in and around the village of Ermelo that have been significant during the war years. Attention is paid to visible traces from the mobilization period, hiding places, German practice and army places and monuments.

5 Aug


9 Aug

Battlefield Fietstour ‘Fietsen zonder parachute’

12 Aug

Cineac voor kinderen

14 Aug

Actie ‘Niet Weggooien’

14 Aug

Regionale Indië Herdenking

15 Aug

Indisch Vrijheidsmaal

15 Aug

Heel Nijmegen vlagt op 15 augustus!


Flag Protocol August 15th

16 Aug

Battlefield Fietstour ‘Fietsen zonder parachute’

18 Aug

Anne Frank middag

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.

49.9 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…

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.

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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