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Freedom Ride

The Freedom Ride is an annual liberation festival, but the only way you can join is per bike! While cylcing, pass by the historical places in Overijssel that are important for our sense of freedom today. During the tours, ride along with topathletes, people from showbiz and policemen, military and veterans who protect our freedom and democracy today.

75th D-Day Memorial Airborne Operation

For the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the D-Day Memorial Airborne Operation will organise an international and large-scale edition of the event.

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.

International Conference Normandy 75

International conference Normandy 75 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign. The conference is accessible for scholars, students, and for the general public.

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.

D-Day Anniversary Cycle Ride

Join the D-Day Cycle Ride 2019 to commemorate the cycling soldiers of WWII and their contribution to D-Day on 6 June 1944 and to the following Battle of Normandy. The Ride's itinerary will bring you to the landing beaches and to key inland locations that were the first to be liberated.

D-Day 75th Land Run

D-Day 75th Land Run alongside the river Thames organised by PHOENIX Running to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Run to Pegasus

A 75 miles endurance run starting from Tarrant Rushton in Dorset (UK), to Pegasus Bridge in Normandy (France). The run is organised by the Veterans Charity to commemorate the past heroes of the D-Day landings.

Commemorating life, hopes and futures

The heart of the city of Nijmegen, in the Gelderland province, was bombed on 22 February 1944. To remember the events, the borders of the bombardments will be lit by runners carrying flares. At various locations in the city centre, stories about local civilians who lost their lives in the bombings, will be told.

Santa Fe Event 2019

Two day event with a military camp site, vehicle exhibitions and historical re-enactments.

Daks over Normandy (FR)

Daks over Normandy is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since the Second World War, the skies over Normandy (France) will be filled with Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakotas and hundreds of paratroopers.

Daks over Normandy (UK)

Daks over Normandy is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since the Second World War the skies over Duxfield (UK) will be filled with Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakotas and hundreds of Paratroopers.

Liberation Ball

Enjoy yourself at the Ball, hosted by the Mons Memorial Museum, where you can dance to jazz music of Glen Miller and other post-war bands in vintage clothing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 € 3,00 (incl. parking, museum and festival). Free admission for children under 18.

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.

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.

Ginkel Heath Experience (GHE)

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