Groesbeek Travel Guide

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Groesbeek Things to Do

  • Visitted the Canadian War Cemtery in...

    Hello, My name is Michel Janssen out Nijmegen. I have live from 1963 to 1993 in the beautiful village Groesbeek. This village is a beautiful tourist village where you can to vacation.

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  • National Bevrijdingsmuseum

    A visit to the National Liberation Museum 1944 - 1945 is well worth the time.We stopped here as part of our three day tour of Operation Market Garden.The museum was pretty quiet when we arrived and we were given a short introductory explanation, in English, by one of the tour guides as to what the museum represents.It was very interesting to see,...

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  • Church Groesbeek - De Horst

    Interior of the church. Notice the paneled ceiling. It does look very Byzantine, doesn't it? Made us wonder why and when this church was constructed after the Byzantine fashion. Well, we know for sure it wasn't erected during the Byzantine Era ;-)We came here to attend a concert by the choir 'Poco Piu', that's Italian for A Little More. What struck...

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  • Church Groesbeek - De Horst

    Church of the Divine Heart of Jesus. Their Stations of the Cross are reproductions. The original works of art, which we recognized as work done by Dutch artist Jan Toorop, are at St Bernulphus' Church in Oosterbeek near Arnhem. I borrowed this picture from a website as there wasn't enough light in the church in Groesbeek to make good pictures ...

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  • Church Groesbeek - De Horst

    St Mary's Chapel at the Church of the Divine Heart of Jesus, Groesbeek - De Horst. January 15, 2006.

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  • Church Groesbeek - De Horst

    Interior of the Church of Groesbeek - De Horst, Church of the Divine Heart of Jesus. Choir with wall painting of the Last Supper that looks almost Byzantine.

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  • Church Groesbeek - De Horst

    The organ of the church. We didn't have a close look, but Jennie thought that most of the pipes were probably fake ones anyway. Adding fake organ pipes is a common practice, by the way.

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  • There is also a book for visitor to...

    When you come to this Cemetery please sign the Visitor's book ,so that your visit will be registered, very simple just write your name in the book and where you are from.

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  • The Groesbeek Cemetery Register.

    As you can see in the picture there is a register book in the wall of the building at the Groesbeek Cemetery .It is well visible and very nice looking inside the wall.

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  • A view of many grave stones of fallen...

    Another picture of the Gravestones of these fallen soldiers This cemetery was build and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Architect Philip Hepworth.

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  • Names of fallen soldiers are engraved in...

    In this structure the panels that you see have the names of the fallen solders engraved ,there are two structures like this one on each side.

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  • Two monuments ,one up front and one in...

    There are two Monuments/Memorials in this picture ,up front in the cemetery,and the other tall one with the cross is in the rear of the cementery. Both are very impressive This whole cemetery is very well kept ,and the grass and gardens are beautiful.Just wonderful almost 60 years after WW2.

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  • There are 2610 war casualties...

    Canadian casualties from February 8 until March 1945 totalled 5304,but here in Groesbeek there are 2610 casualties commemorated here .This picture shows just some of the gravesites.

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  • Commenwealth war casualties are...

    Commonwealth war casualties are commemorated here , there are 20 unidentified soldiers here.Also 8 foreign Nationals are commemorated here. In this Cemetery stands the Groesbeek Memorial ,which commemorates those who died in the final stages of the war,and who have no known grave. I think it is this memorial shown in this picture ,but I am not 100%...

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  • The names of the brave men on this wall.

    The soldiers buried here have the following nationalities:Canada 2331 7 unknownUnited Kingdom 255 13 unknownBelgium 3Australia 2Poland 2New Zealand 1The Netherlands 1Russia 1Yugoslavia 1

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  • The Groesbeek WW2 Canadian War ...

    The majority of men buried in this cemetery were Canadians ,and many of them lost their lives in the Battle of the Rhineland,when the 2nd and 3rd Canadian InfantryDivisions,and the 4th Canadian Armoured Division took part in the drive southwards from Nijmegen to clear the territory between the '' Maas and the '' Rhine ''.The operation was called...

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  • Canadian commemorating cemetry

    It's not often mentioned in the records, but for the Northern Dutch, the Canadian forces are the most important within the allied army. They eventually liberated our country and thankful for that we are. To those who paid the highest price for our liberation, in Groesbeek there is a commemorative cemetry. The sight is chilling, so many stones, so...

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  • The liberation museum of The...

    The Netherlands were the country that was more or less left besides the march on Berlin. Especially after Montgomery's plan Market Garden became a huge tragedy at the battle of Arnhem, the crazyness who would be first in Berlin started. Only the South of The Netherlands was liberated in oktober 1944, while the North (over the rivers) went into the...

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    by egonwegh Updated Apr 14, 2008

    Very good location on the edge of a large patch of woodland with an open view of the hills around Groesbeek. They provide three-star lodgings as well -- 13 April 2008.

    Favorite Dish: For our main course, I had a tasty special breed of chicken - 'krokant gebakken kemperhoen met asperges, lente-ui, doperwtjes, aardappelpuree en een morillesaus' - and Jennie had fillet of lamb - 'lamsfilet met gegrilde asperges, aardappelrösti, witlof, paddestoelen en een rozemarijn–tijmsaus'. Also very good desserts!

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Groesbeek Transportation

  • From Nijmegen to Groesbeek

    From Nijmegen (e.g. central railway station) you can take a bus no. 5 to Groesbeek. The distance is about 10 kilometers, that's a 25 minute drive by bus.

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  • Direction Nijmegen and then ...

    Going to this (remote) area in The Netherlands, one should start driving in the direction of Nijmegen and there follow the signs to "Berg en Dal" / "Groesbeek". In the village itself, the Liberation Museum and Canadian Cemetry are well appointed directions.

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Groesbeek Local Customs

  • The register on a commemorating cemetry

    Cemetries of this kind are to be found throughout the Netherlands as well as Europe. In our country the are somewhat built in a similar way and have in the entrancebuildings (hall ways where names are printed on the walls) a little box with a metal door. It is open for visitors and contains the register of all buried in this cemetry. So, ever...

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  • Looking for my ancestors

    On these cemetries (just like the one in Oosterbeek), I always look up my name. Having a very international name, I always find a Daniels there and visit his grave to honour the guy that is a hero! Here however I was touched deeply, because the stone told me he died only a few weeks before the end of the war, leaving a wife and child behind in...

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Groesbeek Off The Beaten Path

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    Allied tank of the Sherwood Forest group

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 19, 2003

    but for those who are in The Netherlands just as tourists, Groesbeek is completely off the beaten track. It's situation comepletely East makes it out off sight, but for Dutch and Canadians it still is a place of great interest as well as emotion.

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  • WW 2 plane on a nice Sign pointing to...

    This plane a WACO CG-4 glider.I was outside the US 82nd Airborne museum.This above information was E-mailed to me by a gentleman from the USA .It is obvious that this gentleman " Frank ''knows about this war museum and hopefully I will find out some more from him. Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945 Address: Wylerbaan 4, Groesbeek Postal adress:...

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  • A real close up of this WW 2 Tank

    One more close up of this WW 2 Tank. Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945 Address: Wylerbaan 4, Groesbeek Postal adress: Postbus 144, 6560 AC Groesbeek Telephone: (+31)024-3974404 Fax: (+31) 024-3976694 Openinghours Openinghours: Monday-saterday inclusive: 10.00-17.00 hours Sundays: 12.00-17.00 uurhours (Closed only on January 1st and December...

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  • Close up at WW 2 Tank.

    Could not resist a close up at this Tank ,brought memories back of my two years in Dutch Army , I drove one like this ,but it was a bit more modern then this Tank. Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945 Address: Wylerbaan 4, Groesbeek Postal adress: Postbus 144, 6560 AC Groesbeek Telephone: (+31)024-3974404 Fax: (+31) 024-3976694 Openinghours...

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