- Point of Interest
- Ridderstraat 27, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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The Infocentre WW2 is a historic, touristic, and educational information point. It aims to provide visitors of Nijmegen and its surrounding the best introduction to the stories, heritage, events, and museums linked to the Second World War in the area. You start your visit with a vivid experience that will give you a better understanding of what consequences WW2 had for Nijmegen and its surroundings. Moreover, visitors to the Infocentre WW2 will learn how the history is kept alive at different historical locations in the city. The centre also functions as a starting point of historical city walks, package deals, and educational programmes. The Infocentre WW2 Nijmegen is managed by the Liberation Museum in Groesbeek in close collaboration with the organisations engaged with the WW2 remembrance-tourism in the Nijmegen area.
The Infocentre WW2 Nijmegen actively contributes to the fundament of the WW2 remembrance-tourism in the Nijmegen area. The infrastructure of the offer is strengthened through collaboration with more than 50 partners within and outside of the region. The Infocentre WW2 fulfils a key role in the city of Nijmegen and its surroundings. In this manner, (international) visitors are assured to get the best possible introduction to the stories, historical heritage and museums in the region regarding the Second World War.
At the Infocentre
The experience wall
On a large interactive wall you can get an impression of what you can see, do, and experience in Nijmegen in connection to WW2. Examples are audio stones, monuments, museums, and more. Learn something about great historical events and discover the region.
In the experience you are taken through the WW2 history of Nijmegen with historical images. Here you can experience how the war touches us all. The experience takes approximately 10 minutes. There are 24 seats and two additional wheelchair spots.
City under Siege
Curious to see what famous spots in Nijmegen looked like in the 40’s? You can see how these places were touched by the war in a collage.
Did the experience wall and the experience pique your interest? At the information point you can find out more and get a complete overview of events, museums, monuments, heritage spots, and audio stones. Use the information column to map out your own route to discover the rich history of WW2 in the region.
In the shop you can find a diverse range of things. Everything from literature about WW2 to special souvenirs and presents.
The Infocentre WW2 has an education room that can be used to prepare or discuss exercises with a group. The space holds room for a maximum of 20 to 25 students. Are you visiting the Infocentre WW2 with an educational programme? Then the price for the use of the room is included. For more information or reservations you can contact the division for group reservations through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre and film room
Are you visiting the Infocentre WW2 with a group of 50 to 150 people, and do you wish to create a special programme with, for instance, an introduction, reading, and/or (introductory) movie? Please contact the Infocentre WW2 via email@example.com.
Monday – Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Sundays and holidays: 12.00-17.00
Freedom Museum Groesbeek
The Freedom Museum is located in the beautiful green and hilly landscape of Groesbeek. The museum is close to Germany and right in the area of two of the most important operations on the Western Front during WW2: Market Garden and Veritable.
The Battle of Nijmegen
The city of Nijmegen played an important role in Operation Market Garden. With two bridges across the Waal river it was vital for the Allied advance towards Arnhem and Germany later on. On 20 September 1944 U.S. troops managed to capture both bridges and liberate the city.
Operation Market Garden
Operation Market Garden was one of the largest Allied operations of the Second World War. It aimed to secure the bridges over the rivers Maas (Meuse), Waal and Rhine in the Netherlands in order to outflank the heavy German defences of the Siegfried Line and to insure a swift advance towards Berlin.
Towards the German capitulation in the Netherlands
In May 1940 the Netherlands was occupied by German forces. It would take five years before they could be ousted. The final drive to liberate the whole country was launched in February 1945 after the so-called ‘Hunger Winter’ had led to 20.000 fatalities in the still occupied territory.
Museum Wings of Liberation
In September 1944 the main operation for the Netherlans of World War II occurs, Operation Market Garden, which eventually led to the liberation. In the Museum, the occupation, the oppression and the final liberation are extensively exposed. Travel in time with authentic military equipment and beautiful dioramas. Also explore the vehicles, displays, a 3D movie, pictures and experience how it feels like to be a pilot during a flight simulation!