Overloon War Museum, Overloon

The Overloon War Museum (Dutch: Oorlogsmuseum Overloon) is located in Overloon, Netherlands.

The museum was opened on May 25, 1946, making it one of the oldest museums in Europe dedicated to the Second World War. The museum is located on the site of the Battle of Overloon, a World War II tank and infantry battle between Allied and German forces that occurred in September and October 1944, in the aftermath of Operation Market Garden.

The museum is set in 14 hectares of woodland. A feature of the museum is the large number of military vehicles and equipment on display, both German and Allied. For years these have been kept in the open air, but have recently been moved indoors in order to help preserve them. Many of the exhibited vehicles took part in the Battle of Overloon. In 2006 the collection was expanded with a large number of vehicles from a private collection.
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  • Amazing collection of War items. Weapons, vehicles, outfits but perhaps more special: Footage & personal items (nazi christmas ornaments?!?) Spacious area full of WWII items, very interesting!  more »
  • Great museum. Much bigger & very interesting. No need for a tour you can just walk around yourself look & listen to everything, but you can't read anything. Found it bizzare it's the first museum...  more »
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  • This museum boasts to be the largest war museum in the Netherlands very impressive hundreds of exhibits and very well presented I was on a tight schedule so I only managed to spend a couple of hours there You could easily spend at least half a day there,nearby outside the museum are souvenirs shops and restaurants. If you ever find yourself travelling near Overloon make a point of stopping and visiting this very impressive museum thoroughly recommended!
  • Great collection of WW2 era vehicles and tanks. The accompanying exhibition, along with a film about the Battle of Overloon and the experience of villagers sheltering in basements, were welcome extras. The museum itself was impeccably maintained, and the surrounding woodland made for a pleasant place to picnic, helped by the warm late summer weather.

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