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Temporary museum “Rheden during the war “

In the centre of Velp, there is a temporary museum with the theme ‘Rheden during the war’. There are different stories, objects, videos and memories displayed of the seven villages that belong to the municipality.

Memorial Bicycle tour

8-day Memorial Bicycle Tour is organised in the Apeldoorn area to commemorate war victims.

Dotremont and the Surrealists – A Wartime Youth (1940-1948)

Exhibition presented at the BELvue Museum in Brussels between 26 November 2019 and 9 February 2020. Christian Dotremont, the founder of the post-war Cobra art movement and creator of ‘logograms’, began his career on the eve of the Second World War.

The sound of freedom

Konrad Koselleck Big Band with Vincent Bijlo & Ellen ten Damme

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.

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.

Antwerp X

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany

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.

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.

Airborne Air Landings and Commemoration Ginkel Heath

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.

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.

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.