This operation took place between September the 17th and 27th 1944. The aim of this operation: Secure the Bridges near Eindhoven, Grave, Nijmegen and Arnhem.
Canadian Honorary Cemetery
More than 2600 soldiers rest here, not only Canadian soldiers but also British, Belgians and even a few Russians are buried in this cemetery
Some kilometres from Nijmegen is Overloon, a place where in WW2 a terrible battle was fought. Since Normandie the Allied Armies had not had such a fight.The former battle field now is a museum.
Really interesting museum commemorating Holland's occupation and subsequent liberation during WW2.
Groesbeek was the site of part of Operation Market Garden. American airborne troops dropped here and captured key bridges around Nijmegen.
In the museum are books containing the names of Allied soldiers who were killed in Holland. Very poignant !
Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945
All kinds of memories of the WW II like photo's, newspapers, diorama's and so on.
Highly recommended for everyone with a special interest in WWII and Operation Market Garden.
Adults € 5.50
Children (7 to 15 years) € 3.00
Seniors/ O.A.P.'s (over 65 years) € 4.00
Dutch veterans € 2.75
Children under 7 years old, foreign veterans of WWII, accompanying staff of handicapped people.
Monday-saturday : 10.00-17.00 hours
Sundays: 12.00-17.00 hours
(Closed on January 1st and December 25th)