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National Liberation Museum 1944-1945   

Wylerbaan 4    6561 KR     Groesbeek    Tel: +31 (0)24-3974404    e-mail   website


The National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek brings history to life. Aromas, films, music, words and more combine to recreate a sense of life in the 1940s and 1950s. The museum features a permanent three-part exhibition plus a temporary exhibition. The permanent exhibition takes you on a journey back in time, first to the period of occupation, followed by liberation and then the process of rebuilding to highlight the very real and current value of freedom.

Activities

An interesting visit to the Liberation Museum and more…
Package deal includes:
- Tea/coffee with celebratory liberation cake in the museum café with panoramic views.
- Admission to the museum including introductory film and talk.
- Visit to the permanent and temporary exhibitions (excl. guide) incl. sampling of Swedish white bread.

Opened All year
Reservation needed Yes
Price p.p. (from) € 12,80
Seniors' price (from) (65 year) € 11,80
Specific price info

Price excludes a guided tour, which can be booked separately. Ask for details and rates.

Activity duration 2 to 2.5 hours
Minimum amount of people 10
Group activity type Art and culture, Attractions, Excursions / company visits
Activity type Indoor activity

Liberation Museum and Battlefield Tour in conjunction with Wijngaard de Plack vineyard / Wijnhoeve De Colonjes winery. Visit the National Liberation Museum in combination with the splendid surroundings of Groesbeek.

  • Liberation Museum Basic Package. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • Lunch special: soup plus 3 mini sandwiches containing mature Gennepse cheese, Livar 'schink' (ham from Limburg pigs) and smoked salmon, plus tea/coffee in the rustic restaurant ’t Zwaantje in Mook, less than a 15 min. drive from the museum.
  • Battlefield tour: a guided tour past notable historical sites and Operation Market Garden landing sites. Duration: 1.5 hours.
  • Visit to Wijngaard de Plack vineyard (max. 35 people) or Wijnhoeve de Colonjes winery (max. 70 people): you can enjoy a glass of delicious organic wine from the local region accompanied by freshly baked bread.
Opened All year
Reservation needed Yes
Price p.p. (from) € 33,50
Specific price info
  • Plus € 55 for 1 battlefield tour guide per coach, excl. coach costs.
  • This package is also possible without a visit to the vineyard/winery, in which case the price is € 23.80 p.p.

You can book a guided battlefield tour for groups in various ways:

  • as part of a package deal
  • without a package deal but in conjunction with a visit to the Liberation Museum
  • without a package deal and without a visit to the Liberation Museum
  • If you do not have access to a coach, we can arrange that for you, in which case you will travel on the OAD Lady Liberty bus (subject to availability).
Activity duration 3.5 to 4 hours
Minimum amount of people 10
Group activity type Art and culture, Attractions, Excursions / company visits
Activity type Indoor activity, Outdoor activity

Visit the Liberation Museum followed by an enjoyable visit to the beautiful German town of Kranenburg.

  • Liberation Museum Basic Package. Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • Lunch: Buffet with a choice of sandwiches, soup, meat croquette, fruit and tea/coffee/milk/soft drinks at the museum.
  • Guided town walk in Kranenburg: Based on the theme of ‘Thick walls and narrow streets’ an authorised guide will take you on a guided walk through the historic centre of this charming German town. You will embark on a journey of discovery through the ancient history including the mill tower, the town walls and the pilgrim church of Saints Peter and Paul. This guided tour can be provided in either Dutch or German.
Opened All year
Reservation needed Yes
Price p.p. (from) € 27,60
Specific price info

In the case of busy periods at the museum, this lunch may also be provided at restaurant ’t Zwaantje in Mook.

Activity duration 3.5 to 4 hours
Minimum amount of people 10
Group activity type Art and culture, Attractions, Excursions / company visits
Activity type Indoor activity, Outdoor activity

Visit the National Liberation Museum and enjoy the splendid natural surroundings of De Ooij!
• Liberation Museum Basic Package.
• Lunch: coffee with soup and a meat croquette at Hotel Restaurant Millings Centrum, situated in the heart of the Roman settlement village of Millingen aan de Rijn.
• A ride on the Sun Train: This interesting ride takes you through the splendid scenery of the Ooijpolder. This area, situated to the east of the city of Nijmegen, is one of outstanding natural beauty. It is characterised by a wide, open landscape dotted with tiny villages, farms and attractive countryside with lots of grasslands and rich in birdlife. You can also enjoy views of the impressive lateral moraine or ridge.
In the case of extremely bad weather, it is unfortunately not possible to ride on the Sun Train.

Opened All year
Reservation needed Yes
Price p.p. (from) € 29,85
Activity duration 3 to 3.5 hours
Minimum amount of people 20
Maximum number of people 77
Group activity type Art and culture, Attractions, Excursions / company visits
Activity type Indoor activity, Outdoor activity

Visit the National Liberation Museum combined with enjoying the beautiful countryside of the Reichswald and the city of Kleve.
• Liberation Museum Basic Package.
• Lunch: coffee with soup and a meat croquette at Hotel Restaurant Millings Centrum, situated in the Roman settlement village of Millingen aan de Rijn.
• A tour on your own coach accompanied by an authorised guide. You will pass through the impressive Reichswald forest on your way to the former spa town of Bad Kleve, a city steeped in history: Castle Schwanenburg - a symbol of the region's largest city - with its tower that can be seen from far and wide, the baroque gardens with the amphitheatre and the Museum Kurhaus. You can also enjoy strolling around Kleve's bustling shopping streets.

Opened All year
Reservation needed Yes
Price p.p. (from) € 26,25
Activity duration 3.5 to 4 hours
Minimum amount of people 10
Group activity type Art and culture, Attractions, Excursions / company visits
Activity type Indoor activity, Outdoor activity

Combine a visit to the National Liberation Museum with a ride through the ‘Tuscany of Gelderland’ in authentic, historic military vehicles.
• Liberation Museum Basic Package.
• Lunch special: soup plus three mini sandwiches with mature Gennepse cheese, Livar ‘schink’ (ham from Limburg pigs) and smoked salmon incl. tea/coffee in the rustic restaurant ’t Zwaantje in Mook, less than a 15 min. drive from the museum.
• Liberation Tour: a ride organised by the LiberationTour, accompanied by an authorised guide who is also your driver, taking in special sites related to Operation Market Garden, the Front Line and the Rhineland Offensive. This is a unique historical experience that really brings the past to life! Incl. tea/coffee/refreshment/snack break.

Opened All year
Reservation needed Yes
Price p.p. (from) € 56,30
Activity duration 4.5 to 5 hours
Minimum amount of people 7
Maximum number of people 28
Group activity type Art and culture, Attractions, Excursions / company visits
Activity type Indoor activity, Outdoor activity

You can supplement your visit by booking a guided tour taking in the highlights of the museum.
• An introductory talk plus film in our auditorium. Guided tour of the permanent collection, including highlights such as the hidden cupboard, scale model of Operation Market Garden, diorama of the River Waal crossing, air-raid shelter, Remembrance Dome and Liberation Square. Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours.
* Price of guided tour: € 55 (max. 20 people per guide).

Opened All year
Reservation needed Yes
Price p.g. (from) € 55,00
Specific price info

Max. 20 people per guide

Activity duration 1.5 to 2 hours
Minimum amount of people 10
Group activity type Art and culture, Attractions, Excursions / company visits
Activity type Indoor activity

Combine a visit to the National Liberation Museum with a ride on a handcar over the old railway line through the most beautiful area of the border region between the Netherlands and Germany, either from Kleve or Kranenburg in Germany to Groesbeek and back again or vice versa.

  • Liberation Museum Basic Package. Duration 2 to 2.5 hours.
  • Handcar: You explore the cross-border route on handcars for 9 - 14 people. As you cross the border, you can enjoy the unique views of the German-Dutch border region. Groesbeek offers interesting museums and is also a wine region. You can take a break and grab a bite to eat at the local restaurants to prepare for the return journey. Once you're back to full strength, you reboard the handcar and travel back to the start point - an unforgettable experience!
Opened All year
Reservation needed Yes
Price p.p. (from) € 19,50
Specific price info
  • This package deal can only be booked by the handcar organisation 'Draisine': info@grenzland-draisine.eu or tel. +49-(0)28269179900.
  • To arrange your own taxi or minibus from and back to the National Liberation Museum at attractive rates: call taxi Peerenboom +31 (0)24-3971236.
Minimum amount of people 10
Group activity type Excursions / company visits
Activity type Indoor activity, Outdoor activity

Opening times

Opened

All year

Opening times

  • Monday to Saturday: 10.00-17.00 h
  • Sundays and public holidays: 12.00-17.00 h

Closed days

  • 1 January
  • 25 December

Facilities

Facilities Private car park, Café / bar
Additional facilities
  • Permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Children's parties and school trips welcome
  • Lunch buffet available by prior arrangement (10 or more people)