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Protocol ceremony

Official receptions and free admission to the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History, including the Second World War exhibition.

Battle of Arnhem- Guided tour

During this 2.5-hour city walk, a local guide will show you the most important sights of the Battle of Arnhem.

Guided tour – Hidden moves

Rozet Heritage Center has an extensive and unique collection of documentation and stories about the Second World War in Arnhem and the surrounding area.

Exhibition of Glider Collection

The items in Paul Hendriks’ splendid Glider Collection testify to the events that took place around Wolfheze, events in which gliders played a central role.

Commemoration service with choirs

This special service is musically framed by "The Episcopal Chorale Society" choir from Los Angeles, "Exspecto" from Epe, and "Arise" from Kampen.

Child art exhibition – Arnhem van Slag

In the spring of this year, more than 400 primary and secondary school students participated in the "Arnhem van Slag" (Arnhem under fire) project.

Carillon concerts

A series of seven carillon concerts, performed by carillonneurs from countries involved in the Battle of Arnhem.

Airbase visit Airwar 40-45

Daytour around the former fighter airbase Deelen, the largest State monument in Holland.

Multimedia event in the Eusebiuskerk

A multimedia event in the Eusebiuskerk about the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944, the evacuation and the resurrection of the city in the years after the Second World War.

Visit the old church in Oosterbeek

The Old Church of Oosterbeek played a significant role during the last days of the Battle of Arnhem. From here Operation Berlin was undertaken to evacuate the British soldiers form the Oosterbeek perimeter.

Guided tour ‘Wederopbouw’

During the tour you walk along the iconic places that tell the story of Arnhem in the reconstruction time.

Free your light walk

A unique 4 km walking tour through the center of Arnhem, past projections and illuminated objects in the sign of 75 years of the Battle of Arnhem.

Free your light run

Put on your light outfit, brakelight on your wrists and go: on Friday, September 13, during the Free Your Light Run you will run 4 km through the center of Arnhem !

Airborne Commemoration Arnhem

At the Airborne Square we commemorate all Allied soldiers who fell in battle whilst trying to conquer and hold the Arnhem bridge.

Conflicted Present Conference

Strijdigheden Conference (‘Conflicted Present Conference’) is the annual Dutch conference for conflict archaeology. This edition has a focus on the province of Gelderland and the Market Garden theatre.

The sound of freedom

Konrad Koselleck Big Band with Vincent Bijlo & Ellen ten Damme

Skydivers landing in Driel

Around 13:00 Polish paratroopers will be dropped over Driel. We observe this from the river, a unique location.

Commemorative dinners

People throughout the entire city will be able to eat together and talk about freedom in community centres, parks and squares.

Youth debate

On 13 September, students in Arnhem are set to debate with each other during the third edition of Arnhem Debates.

Museum exhibition in the Eusebius Church

The Eusebius Church forms the backdrop for an impressive exhibition, together with Museum Arnhem, commemorating the Battle of Arnhem.

Exhibition Polish war museum

During this unique exhibition personal equipment from General Stanisław Sosabowski will be displayed.

Concert of Polish music

On Thursday 19 September a concert will be given in the Roman Catholic Church by the popular Polish musicians choir Agricola and Promiky Krakowa from Kraków.

The forgotten execution – Audiotour

Wednesday, September 20, 1944. While the Battle of Arnhem is in full swing, in Sonsbeek Park four men are standing in front of a German firing squad. During the free audio tour 'The Forgotten Execution' you walk through park Sonsbeek to the place of the execution.

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Canadian and Dutch musicians tour the country and visit different concert venues.

St. Louis Blues

The Dutch opera St. Louis Blues of Chiel Meijering is based on true events that happened in 1939. The passenger ship St. Louis travels from Hamburg to Havana with 937 Jewish passengers on board.

Vrijheidsfestival Ede 2020

For the fourth consecutive time, Akoesticum is organizing the Vrijheidsfestival in Ede in collaboration with the municipality of Ede and Platform Militaire Historie Ede.

The Polish troops crossing – Driel

75 years after the Battle of Arnhem, the crossing of the 6th Brigade from Poland is simulated in an afternoon in which gratitude for the Polish commitment is shown.

Open Monument Day – Vocal Virus-Dudok

With atmospheric, moving and sometimes hilarious songs from the forties, Vocal Virus brings a musical homage to this memorable event.

Open Monument Day – Bronbeek

Take guided tours of the Bronbeek estate, or view performances of an ArtEZ student together with a resident at 11.00 am, 2.20 pm and 3.30 pm.

Bridge to Bridge

De Rabo Bridge to Bridge is the running event of Arnhem. In the period 9th to 15th of September Arnhem is all about running, remembering and celebrating our freedom.

Airborne Festival – Korenmarkt Live

Friday the 20th and saturday 21st of September 2019, the hospitality entrepreneurs on the “Korenmarkt” will cooperate to honour the heroes of the Battle of Arnhem!

Bus tour in a double decker English bus

During the weekends, visitors can make a free tour of various important places in the city and of course the John Frost Bridge.

Landenpleinen

Various squares and streets in the city center are decorated with a country theme, such as Canada, England, Poland and the United States.

Leopoldsburg • 75 years of Liberation

An official commemoration in cooperation with Belgian Defence. The Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force and the Liberation Column of the War Heritage Institute and Belgian Defence take part in the commemoration.

Liberty Ball

We celebrate Liberation as if it were yesterday. There is a lindy hop dance initiation at 8 pm to make sure that you have the right moves for the dance that starts at 9pm. The Kalishnikovs will play live music.

Operation Market Garden 2019 • Historical Column

An impressive column of more than 300 historical vehicles will start in Leopoldsburg and follow the original route of Operation Market Garden towards Nijmegen. The first vehicles will arrive in Leopoldsburg and build up their base camp on the 12th September. The column leaves on the 14th September at 9 am.

Antwerp X

The exhibition 'Antwerp X' shows the terror of the V1 and V2 flying bombs in Antwerp.

Liberation of Ettelbruck celebrations

On 21 and 22 September 2019, Ettelbruck will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Luxembourg and of the city of Ettelbruck.

Theater play Le silence de la mer

On Friday, September 27th and Saturday, September 28th, the Mont Faron Memorial in Toulon, France, will organise at 6pm on the open air theater the Vercors' play Le silence de la mer, played by the company "Les Démarqués".

Immersive Experience 1944 Mons

From 31 August, the Mons Memorial Museum will host a new temporary immersive experience. Using the latest technology, go back in time and step into the shoes of an American soldier, a German soldier, a resistance fighter or a Mons civilian to understand and feel the spirit of 1944. Have a 360° experience, fully immersed in history!

Liberation Ride Tielt

Liberation Bike Ride is a promotional event designed for amateurs of biking, families and fans of historical event, organised by the Polish Embassy in Brussels and the Polish Tourism Organisation. Different activities will take place during the day: cycling tours for professionals and families with children, animations in the "Polish Village", music, Polish food and drinks!

The Faces of Margraten

Meet the U.S. soldiers buried in the American Cemetery in Margraten, when their photos are posted next to their headstones during The Faces of Margraten tribute.

Time travellers show

Find out how you would survive as a child growing up in the Second World War in this fun, energetic, fact filled show for all the family! Would you stay with your family in the city with thousands of bombs falling every night, or be separated from them and evacuated to somewhere safer in the country?

Photo exhibition “Gevlucht”

The photography exhibit ''Gevlucht'' attaches and parralells the two stories of the Second World War and the current refugee crisis. Where to, is the question that attaches the refugees of September 1944 with the refugees of this day.

Conference Bridge to the Future

The German language has a nice word for dealing with the past: “Vergangenheitsbewältiging”. How has Germany dealed with its past? And what role does Germany occupy in the 'new' Europe?

Remembrance Dance

Saturday Night Dance from 8.30 pm until 01.00 am. Music, costumes and dance in the style of the 1940s /1945s. Tickets can be booked online or at the Bookshop Meijer & Siegers in Oosterbeek for 12,50€.

Outdoor Exhibition Arnhem Boys

Photographer Richard Jopson has interviewed and recorded the last Battle of Arnhem veterans on camera over the last couple of years. These unique photographs will be displayed near the Airborne Museum in Hartenstein park in light of the Battle of Arnhem 75 year anniversary.

Battlefieldtour Airwar 40-45

Daytour around the former fighter airbase Deelen, the largest State monument in Holland. During '40-45 Holland was frontline in the Airwar, during which British bombers overflew at night, and USAAF bombers by daylight on their way to targets in Germany.

Exhibition Arnhem van Slag

Already in the spring of this year more than 400 primary and secondary school pupils participated in the "Arnhem van Slag" project. They spoke with eyewitnesses who were children during the Battle of Arnhem.

War Requiem – concert by Het Gelders Orkest

Benjamin Britten wrote War Requiem as an indictment of war suffering. Every 5 years, the orchestra plays this moving work. This year too, this monumental work is on the program at the 75th commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem.

Airborne Commemoration Nassaustraat Arnhem

At the spot where during the Battle of Arnhem, according to historians, the odds turned against the British troops, a memorial service is held each year.

Airborne Commemoration Heelsum

Not far from the Dropzone X on the Renkum Heath, a modest ceremony at the Airborne monument at Heelsum.

Airborne Commemoration Oosterbeek

On the first Sunday after September 17, a memorial service is held and they are commemorated with solemn homage in the presence of veterans, their relatives and thousands of interested parties.

Airborne Commemoration Engineersmonument

Commemoration at the monument of the Battle of Arnhem, to commemorate the rivercrossing in the night of September 25/26 1944, to evacuate the British soldiers, trapped in the perimeter around Oosterbeek.

Airborne Commemoration Air Despatch

Remembrance service at the monument for Air Despatchers active during the Battle of Arnhem, who gave their lives dropping supplies.

Airborne Commemoration Arnhem

During this Airborne ceremony with an international contribution at the Airborne Square at the foot of the John Frost Bridge at Arnhem, all Allied soldiers are commemorated, who fell in battle whilst trying to conquer and hold the Arnhem bridge (John Frost bridge) in the 17 – 23 September 1944 period.

Dodenherdenking – Harskamp

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration Asakkerweg Ede

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration – Wekerom

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Dodenherdenking – Ede

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration – Bennekom

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration – Lunteren

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration- Ederveen

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Commemoration – Otterlo

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then.

Lecture Robert Kershaw

The British author Robert Kershaw wrote a classic book called It never snows in September, in which he extensively describes the German perspective of Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Arnhem.

Airborne Herdenking Driel

The Polish contribution to the Battle of Arnhem is annually commemorated at Driel.

Airborne Herdenking RAF monument

The memorial service at the RAF monument is to commemorate the 241 allied soldiers of the British and American Air Force, killed during operation Market Garden.

Airborne Commemoration De Naald Oosterbeek

The start of the operation Market-Garden on the 17th of September 1944 in the Ede/Oosterbeek/Arnhem region is commemorated with a small scale Airborne ceremony and wreath laying, by the municipality of Renkum.

White Ribbon Mile

During the annual commemerations from September 9 to 27 2019, a pathway will be marked by white ribbon, leading from the Old Church at Benedendorpsweg Oosterbeek through the Rhine floodplains to the monument.

‘The Network’ exhibition

Now on display in het Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek, The Network exhibition offers a new perspective on the resistance activities during the Battle of Arnhem. Via special decors and audiovisual effects, visitors can experience three different stories illustrating how citizens organized themselves to combat the occupying forces.

Performance “Evacué”

EVACUÉ is a coming of (a certain) age performance by Introdans and Toneelgroep Oostpool.

Dance performance “The battle”

As a tribute to the Battle of Arnhem, Introdans director Roel Voorintholt put together a dance performance around the themes of struggle, power, energy and going to the extreme. Universal, timeless themes, designed by contemporary choreographers.

Exhibition 75 years Market Garden

The forgotten story of the war in the Betuwe. Betuws War Museum "The Island" opened in April 1999 and covers the area of the Betuwe during the years 1944 – 1945. A total of 16 different nationalities were fighting in this area.

Landmark “Windows to the Past” inauguration

On September 18th 1944, around 15.00h, 121 Dakota's drop 1900+ parachutists en 400 containers on Drop zone Y in Ede. Now, 75 years later, the 6 meter high Landmark “Windows to the Past” is revealed.

Airborne Landings and Commemoration

Similar to Operation Market Garden in 1944, over a 1000 parachutists will be dropped at the Ginkel Heath. During the Airborne Landings and Commemoration, in the presence of the last WWII veterans.

Freedom festival Ede

Have a look at the exhibition, take part in the educational program with the whole family or end the afternoon with the special "Tour of Freedom" veteran concert.

Commemoration at the liberation monument

On April 17th 1945 Ede was liberated by the Polar Bears Division. On Saturday April 18th we commemorate the liberation and those fallen in the final battles, at the liberation monument.

Airborne Landings and Commemoration

On this day, we remember the value of our freedom and of peace. Visit the Airborne Market or participate in one of the many activities for young and old at this free event.

Commemoration – De Valk

On the 4th of May we commemorate the Dutch victims of the Second World War and all war situations and peace missions since then. Join us at the Commemoration monument in de Valk. A councilor of gemeente Ede will be present.

Paradropping and special mail flight.

In the morning there is a paradropping and special mail flight. Mail items are brought and stamped with two gliders. These will be given a place in the Glider Museum and there these unique pieces are also for sale. Wreaths are laid at the Glider Monument.

Commemoration Airbornebank

The remembrance month to is closed in Wolfheze with the annual commemoration at the Airbornebank, a special monument for the Glider Pilots that have landed en masse around Wolfheze; a moment to reflect on those who did not survive the Battle of Arnhem and thank our liberators for what we have regained: our freedom. The Last Post, the folk songs, a minute of silence and the flower arrangements are part of this commemoration.

AF1944 Veterans and Guests Area

Gathering with viewing stand for Battle of Arnhem veterans and their families and friends who are members of the Arnhem 1944 Fellowship (for members of the AF1944 only) to attend the Saturday 21 September remembrance service for the landings on Ginkel Heath.

Living History at the Bridge

This event is made for school children from 8. The goal is too bring them back un time to discover who were the men who fought at Arnhem. How did they eat, live and survive. A day in a talking and moving museum.

AF1944 Veterans Hospitality Tent

Hospitality tent of the Arnhem 1944 Fellowship for veterans and their family members voor use before and after the open air service at the Oosterbeek CWWG Cemetery. Entry restricted to AF 1944 members only.

The Battle of Arnhem in comic books

During an interactive tour through Rozet you will get to know old and new comic books about the Battle of Arnhem, an 8 meter long 3D printed scale model depicting the Battle and WWII archaeology from Arnhem. You can also take a look at special items from the collection in the Heritage Centre in Rozet.

Exhibition The Battle of Arnhem

The exhibition in Rozet shows various (popular) expressions about the Battle of Arnhem: from the first comic book from 1946 to the latest game released in 2018. Quotes from diaries of children will tell your their experiences. You will also see special collection items in the Heritage Center.

Educatie PO: Slag om Arnhem in strips

During an interactive tour through Rozet you will see old and new comic books about the Battle of Arnhem. There is an 8 meter long scale model which depicts the Battle. And you can also take a look at WWII archaeology from Arnhem and see special items.

Dilemma Maze

The Dilemma Maze consists of white crosses that refer to the 'field of honour', the cemetery for fallen soldiers from the Second World War. The choice that visitors make at each intersection in the maze determines the continuation of the story and thus the way through the maze.

August 1944: the Liberation of Paris in pictures

As a tribute to General de Gaulle’ speech pronounced on August 25, 1944 at Paris City Hall, this photographic exhibition is divided into three parts: "Insurgent Paris", "Paris released" and "Paris found".

Commemoration surrender of German troops in Paris

On August 25, 1944, at 4 pm, General von Choltitz, German military governor of greater Paris, signed the surrender of the German troops. 75 years later, a small ceremony is held in commemoration of this significant event in the history of the Liberation of Paris.

Paris Freedom Parade

Dressed with a 1940s' outfit or not, take part in a life-size parade with military and civilian vehicles of the time and walk in the footsteps of General Leclerc's 2nd Armoured Division which entered Paris on August 25, 1944!

Uncovering D-Day in your local area

In this practical workshop led by Andrew Whitmarsh, Curator of The D-Day Story, you will discover how to research D-Day in your local area. You’ll explore archive material from our collection, find out how to access relevant information in archives and learn how to carry out surveys of evidence that may still be found in the local landscape.

Liberation Route Flushing (Vlissingen) with a guide

Every Tuesday at 2:00 pm, everyone is welcome to join this liberation trail and hear about the first day of the liberation of Vlissingen (Zeeland, the Netherlands). The event commemorates the thousands of fallen soldiers and civilian victims of the Battle of the Scheldt.

Hate kills, Love retaliates

Commemoration Ceremony on Sunday 22 September 2019. Preceded by a Holy Mass at 9:30 am in the St. Peter and Paul church in Kranenburg, the official commemoration in remembrance of the two murdered American aircrew members takes place at 11:20 am in front of City Hall, Klever Str. 4 at Kranenburg.

Eisenhower – De Gaulle. Alliance and friendship in war and peace

From the 1st of June 2019, the fates of Eisenhower and De Gaulle will be presented through an exhibition at the Perpignan corridor in Paris Army Museum. This exhibition was developed out of a partnership between the Army Museum, the Charles de Gaulle Foundation and the Eisenhower Presidential Library.

The Last of the Tide: Portraits of D-Day Veterans

This exhibition, from the Royal Collection, features twelve portraits commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to pay tribute to some of the remarkable men who played a role in the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. Few servicemen from D-Day remain though their legacy has been captured in the portraits on display here.

Lecture by Antony Beevor

Lecture by British historian and master storyteller Antony Beevor. In Arnhem, the battle for the bridges, British historian and master storyteller with a special interest in military and political decision making, Antony Beevor provides an extensive image of the Battle of Arnhem.

Memorial Day of Canada in the Netherlands

27 October was declared by the Canadian government as the Memorial Day of Canada in the Netherlands. In this context, a memorial ceremony takes place annually at the Canadian plot. In addition, prominent guests from home and abroad are present. In 2019, a special memorial ceremony will be held to mark the 75 years of liberation.

International memorial service at the Monument of Tolerance

The first monument that remembers both the fallen of the Allied forces and of the former enemies; Germany and Austria.The monument was founded in 2001 to remember the more then 750 fallen from 11 nations that died in the Leudal area (the Netherlands, Limburg province) between 1940 and 1945. On the 14th of November veterans, ambassadors and other dignitaries will gather around the Monument of Tolerance to pay tribute to the fallen during an memorial service. 

Outdoor exhibition Arnhem boys

Photographer Richard Jopson has interviewed and captured on camera the last surviving Battle of Arnhem veterans over the past years. In light of the 75 years Battle of Arnhem commemoration, these unique photos will be displayed near the Airborne Museum in Hartenstein park.

Lecture by Robert Kershaw

British author Robert Kershaw wrote a classic called It never snows in which he provides a detailed description of Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Arnhem from the German perspective.

Lecture by Dilip Sarkar

Dilip Sarkar’s new book Arnhem 1944, the human tragedy of the Bridge too Far will appear in September. Sarkar will tell about his book in the Airborne Museum on 18 September.

Troops’ withdrawals from East-Central-Europe after 1990

Academic conference held at the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, exploring the international and national framework of the troop withdrawals from East-Central-Europe after 1990, comparing and contrasting the situations.

Withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany (exhibition and accompanying events)

During the accompanying events of the exhibition '25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany' at the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, talks and discussions will broaden the topics of the exhibition focusing on various forms of encounters with the soviet military forces. Different dates are available from September 12th, 2019 until January 15th, 2020.

On tour ! – Normandy

The second leg of this “On Tour!” initiative will take place in Normandy, France, starting at Utah Beach (Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) on June 3rd and ending in Lion-sur-mer on June 6th.

Together!

The Juno Beach Centre proudly flies the flags of 10 nations in recognition of those who fought alongside Canadians during the Battle of Normandy. The “Together!” exhibit highlights their roles, contributions, and the connections to Canadians on land, in the air, and at sea.

On tour ! – UK Leg

Let's walk along the commemorative route that the Allies took in 1944 and 1945 ! The first leg of the “Europe Remembers : On Tour!” initiative will take place in the UK, starting in London on May 20 and ending in Portsmouth on May 24.

Operation North-Sea

Exhibition about the war and the North Sea, the liberation of the Belgian coast, the operations around Walcheren and the shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea.

‘Secret Karlshorst’ neighbourhood walk

With the 'Secret Karlshorst' neighbourhood walk, the Museum Berlin-Karlshorst invites you to explore the former Soviet restricted area Karlshorst in Berlin, Germany.

Tanks in Town / Mons

The celebrations for the liberation of the Belgian city of Mons is a great event of Living History, in which dozens of tanks and other vehicles – among others, from the War Heritage Institute – participate.

Utah Beach, then and now

Through old pictures and recent ones, visitors will be brought back at the time of D-Day on Utah Beach and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. This temporary exhibition will be presented from June 2019 until November 2020.

Operation Market Garden – Basecamp visitor days

The Basecamp is located next to Schijndel on what was once Dropzone A, the location where the 2nd and 3rd battalion of the 501st Parachute Infantry landed on September 17th, 1944. The camp will be open daily from Sunday, September 15th to Saturday September 21st, from 9 am to 6 pm.

Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms

For the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy, the Caen Memorial Museum displays a one of a kind exhibition devoted to the American painter Norman Rockwell.

Charles de Gaulle 1940-1944 exhibition

Presented at the Museum of the Battle of Normandy in Bayeux, this temporary exhibition retraces the journey of General De Gaulle during the Second World War.

Airborne Commemoration Oosterbeek CWGC Cemetery

On the first Sunday after September 17, a memorial service is held at the CWGC Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek where the fallen are commemorated with solemn homage in the presence of veterans, their relatives, international officials and many spectators.

Airborne Commemoration Poland Square

The Polish contribution to the Battle of Arnhem is annually commemorated in Driel. The commemoration is attended by Polish veterans and international officials, who lay wreaths to pay respect to the fallen.

Airborne landings and commemoration Ede

Similar to Operation Market Garden in 1944, over a 1000 parachutists will be dropped at the Ginkel Heath. During the Airborne Landings and Commemoration, in the presence of the last WWII veterans, we commemorate these events and honor the brave soldiers who fought for our freedom 75 years ago.

Airborne Commemoration Arnhem The Bridge

During this Airborne ceremony with an international contribution at the Airborne Square at the foot of the John Frost Bridge at Arnhem, all Allied soldiers are commemorated.

Airborne Commemoration Oosterbeek The Needle

The start of Operation Market Garden on the 17th of September 1944 in the Ede/Oosterbeek/Arnhem region is commemorated with a small scale Airborne ceremony and wreath laying, organised by the municipality of Renkum.

“Opa, waat woore det väör men?”

Temporary Liberation Museum about the liberators who liberated the midst of Limburg in the Netherlands late 1944, early 1945. Small museum filled with lots of unique authentic items in an historic building.

75th Anniversary Battle of the Bulge – Peace, yes we can

For the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which began on 16th December 1944 in Hellenthal-Hollerath, we invite you to a joint international event (Germany, Belgium, Netherlands). The opening of the project will take place on October 30, 2019 in the Grenzlandhalle Hellenthal, Germany.

De Grote Rappèl ²

The Grote Rappèl ² is an unforgettable musical spectacle, performed by more than 400 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and other artists. The previous edition was such an overwhelming success in 2016 that we had to play extra performances. Overall, more than 10,000 spectators came to Leopoldsburg.

Airborne Air Landings and Commemoration Ginkel Heath 2020

As during the Operation Market Garden in 1944, around 2000 paratroopers will be dropped out of planes above the Ginkelse Heide. The brave men who fought for freedom 16 years ago will be commemorated during the Airborne Air Landings and Commemoration on the 19th of September.

Back to Westerbork

Terug naar Westerbork (Back to Westerbork) wants to contribute to the focus on 75 years of peace and freedom in the Netherlands and Germany in 2020. We want to reach youth through education and sports, so that they can pass the message of peace and freedom on to future generations. That is why we organise an educative bicycle tour, two seminars (1 in the Netherlands and 1 in Germany) and an educational program for students.

Manhay Battle of the Bulge commemorations

Large gathering of military vehicles from the Second World War, Reconstitutions & Military Bourse held in Grandmenil (Manhay, Belgium) for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation and Battle of the Bulge. The event is organised by Ardennes History Remember and takes place at the Manhay History 44 Museum.

Fighting France

This temporary exhibit follows the heroic path of French soldiers during the Second World War, from France’s entry into the war in 1939 until the armistice was signed in May 1945.

Antwerp Liberation Days

The Liberation Days in Antwerp will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the city during World War II. The event's activities include a Liberation Parade, a commemorative ceremony, a Liberation Ball and more.

Operation Market Garden 2019

Two military parades starting at Leopoldsburg (Belgium) to Veghel (Netherlands), and from Veghel to Nijmegen (Netherlands). In Veghel there will be two camps open for visitors with a variety of activities. The event is organised by the Foundation Operation Market Garden.

Remembering the Battle of the Scheldt

On 31 August 2019 the province of Zeeland, the city of Terneuzen, and National 4 and 5 May Committee organise a major event to launch the nationwide celebration of 75 Years of Freedom and 75 years since the Battle of the Scheldt.

Havendagen Tholen

Havendagen is a weekend of local celebration organised every two years in Tholen, in the southwest Netherlands. In 2020, the event will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation.

Polentocht Driel

Every 2nd Saturday in September, Luctor et Emergo organises the Polentocht in Driel, a tour that commemorates those who fought for freedom on the banks of the Rhine in September 1944 at the end of the Second World War.

Art Liberty – From the Berlin Wall to Street Art

Temporary exhibition organised from mid April 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 € 5,00 (incl. parking, museum and festival). Free admission for children under 18.

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.