Liberation Route Europe is an international remembrance trail connecting important milestones of modern European history. Liberation Route Europe links the main regions along the advance of the Western Allied Forces. There are listening points in The Other Holland where your guests can listen to moving stories about what happened during 1944 and 1945.
The Freedom Museum is set in the beautiful landscape near Nijmegen, Arnhem and the German border, a unique location: Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history took place here in September 1944 and Operation Veritable, the Rhineland Offensive, the final road to freedom in Europe, started from here in February 1945. The museum brings the historical events of the liberation by the American, British, Canadian and Polish troops back to life. In the museum, you live through the period preceding the war, experience the occupation, celebrate the liberation and witness the rebuilding of the Netherlands and Europe after the war.
- Freedom on Wings: 750 model airplanes of WW2
- Model of Operation Market Garden
- Air-raid shelter and Liberation Street
- Diorama of the Waal crossing
- Operation Veritable: the battle for the lower Rhine
- The Dome with Roll of Honour
Hartenstein Villa is situated on the edge of Oosterbeek, this exquisite building is the Airborne Museum’s home. It was no coincidence that the museum was established in this villa. During the Battle of Arnhem, Hartenstein Villa was Major-General Urquhart’s British headquarters. The battle lasted nine days, from the 17th till the 25th of September 1944. It was intended to bring a swift end to the Second World War, but that is not what happened...
Listen, watch and experience!
This underground space provides an immersive and imposing experience of the Battle of Arnhem. Stories of British, Polish and German soldiers come to life in Hartenstein Villa. Civilians also play an important role; they lived in mortal fear. The museum has a large collection of authentic weaponry, documents, footage and photographs on display. Also new exhibitions each year. Listen, watch and experience the Airborne Experience!