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Ginkel Heath Experience (GHE)

Commemoration and activities including Live music, Ginkel Heath experience, paratrooper droppings, stands, old ww2 vehicules and much more.

Bridge to Liberation

The biggest experience in the Netherlands; a world of 360 degrees with music, visual effects, film and dance! We take you spectacularly into true personal stories at the time of the Battle of Arnhem.

Commemoration Poles of Driel

Commemoration and wreath-laying at the monuments at the Polenplein- Plac Polski, Driel. Followed by a social meeting in “de Oldenburg”, Driel.

Liberation Festival & Children’s Flea Market

Liberation festival with a colourful children's fleamarket on the museum grounds (10.30 am - 4.30 pm) and many other activities for children. Entry fee adults € 3,00 (incl. parking, museum and festival). Free admission for children under 18.

Canadian Liberation Festival Apeldoorn

Every fifth year as of 1985 the “Stichting Bevrijding ‘45” has organised a Parade with Canadian Veterans and Veterans from other allied forces on the Loolaan and Kerklaan in Apeldoorn. For 2020, the foundation has largely completed the program of the festival.

The Man Behind the Uniform Ceremony

''The Man Behind the Uniform'' official ceremony is organised by the Bastogne War Museum and the city of Bastogne at Recogne German military cemetery, near Bastogne, in Belgium.

NUTS Weekend Bastogne

2019 will be marked by the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. On the 13, 14, and 15th of December, the Bastogne War Museum will take part in the NUTS Weekend, just like the rest of the city of Bastogne. A series of events will be organised during these three days.

Great women during the war: 1939 – 1945

A temporary exhibition developed by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Juno Beach Centre. The exhibit pays tribute to the women who greatly contributed to the war efforts.

In their Footsteps

Temporary exhibit presenting the story of the men and women who experienced the D-Day landing in Normandy on 6 June 1944.

D-Day Festival Normandy

Each year since 2007, the D-Day Festival Normandy has been offering a program of festive events for the anniversary of the Allied Landings of 6th June 1944. In 2019, for the 13th edition of the Festival, the tourism offices of the D-Day Landing Beaches will present their area at its best.

Pilsen Liberation Festival

Pilsen Liberation Festival pays tribute to the American forces who liberated the city of Pilsen and the Czech Republic from Nazi Germany in May 1945.

International WWII Film Festival

The 3rd edition of the International Film Festival of the Second World War is organised by the WW2 Foundation for the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.

International Liberation Choir

Music in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. The International Liberation Choir will give three concerts in Huissen, Groesbeek and Eindhoven.

Art Liberty – From the Berlin Wall to Street Art

Temporary exhibition organised from May 2019 until January 2020 in the City of Bastogne and around the Mardasson Memorial. Art Liberty pays tribute to the pioneering artists who have seized the Berlin Wall.

Dead Man’s Ridge Walk

The walk commemorates the men of the 17th Airborne Division killed near Flamièrge and the 'Dead Man’s Ridge' during the Battle of the Bulge.

Polentocht Driel

Every 2nd Saturday in September, Luctor et Emergo organizes the Polentocht in Driel. With this tour we commemorate those who fought for freedom on the banks of the Rhine in September 1944 at the end of the Second World War. The walking tour leads you along different routes along the Rhine. There where the Allies have fought hard with the German oppressors. Commemorative monuments can be found in various places.