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Overloon War Museum

Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
+31 478 641 250
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Amazing and worth the entry fee

This was easily worth every penny it cost to enter, although we did get a discount as it's Father's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
midlifemike01
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Nothing much about resistance though

Even though my prime aim was to read and see about the Dutch resistance during WW ii, I figured... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SandunSS
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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The Overloon War Museum is the biggest WWII museum in The Netherland. Right here, the tank battle of Overloon unfolded in the autumn of 1944. The village of Overloon was totally devestated back then. In order to remember the casualties and victims of that episode the museum was founded in 1946, even before the village was rebuilt. Nowadays over 100,000 people visit the museum every year. The first exhibition is about the occupation of The Netherlands from 1940 till 1945. The second large exhibition, displayed on 10.000 m2, contains over 150 military vehicles and artillery, both from allied forces and German. In addition to these two main exhibitions there are several smaller presentations, of which the Battle at Overloon presentation is definitely worth a visit. A museum restaurant and a shop completes this museum, which can be found in the so called Liberty Park in Overloon.
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1 week ago
“Amazing and worth the entry fee”
2 weeks ago
“Anoraks Outing highlight”
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Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was easily worth every penny it cost to enter, although we did get a discount as it's Father's Day! I've been to many similar museums and the vehicles and weapons on display here are some of the best I've seen. Great interactive exhibits and...More

Thank midlifemike01
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Mike, good to hear you've enjoyed Father's Day in our museum. Your feedback is much appreciated. Hope to see you again, in a couple of years!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though my prime aim was to read and see about the Dutch resistance during WW ii, I figured out it was only name. Because there were only handful of items and display about the resistance and others are basically about American weapons which were...More

Thank SandunSS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (14 military history enthusiasts) went to this museum as part of a week tour to the Market Garden battlefields. We had expected a smallish museum with a few displays. Instead we were blown away by a large high quality display of military equipment from...More

Thank Jimmy C
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jimmy, Your visit and comment is highly appreciated. And you're right: we could be very well the biggest unknown museum in The Netherlands ... Thanks for your kind words!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of militaria to view but what made it most interesting was the personal stories, illustrated by actual personal artefacts, of individuals living at the time. The audio visual displays are fascinating. The story of the Battle of Overloon is explained very well in the...More

Thank go9ers
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for visiting our museum and your kind words here on TA. We underscore the importance of those personal histories as these really give an idea of war for individual people means. During further renovation in the years ahead we will implement more of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My third visit (twice to the world-beating Militracks) and it's always enjoyable. Obviously Militracks brings very interesting German vehicles, but the collection of US 'softskins' inside the museum is probably unsurpassed outside of the USA. I know that kids get excited at seeing tanks, but...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good museum, we spend around 5 hours in the museum, lot's to see and learn from an historical perspective. The technicians unders can really eat there heart out seeing all these great technical achievements. Even do the cause wasn't always good. For the kids nice...More

Thank PM2121
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum as part of the Militracks event. The museum by itself is extremely well done. Great displays of vehicles, equipment and most everything used during the war. The walls are painted to give you a feel of the destruction of war. If...More

Thank TPuyleart
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for you review. The Militracks event itself is not often reviewed here on Trip Advisor so we appreciate your opionion about it a lot.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

We dropped in on the way to visit family who live nearby, on their suggestion. I was really impressed with the whole museum, and I've been to many in the UK. The Home Front section did a good job at filling in my missing knowledge...More

Thank Peter E
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Hello Peter, thanks a lot for your kind words. We are glad you liked our museum.

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The Overloon war museum had a majeure update. It is a beautiful museum which gives you a wonderful insight of the aftermath of Market Garden in the period from October 1944 till December 1944. During the operations around Overloon the city was totally destroyed by...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Following the bumper Tank Battle at Overloon in 1944, the Dutch people decided to permanently honour the event by opening a war museum on the exact site of the battle. In addition to exhibiting battle material, the museum combines the experience of 4-years of German...More

Thank richardmhall6
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Hello Richard, Thanks for your review. We seem to have failed in meeting your expectations and I'm sorry for that. What could we, from your point of view, do best to improve? Because, as we are in a more or less continuous process of renovation...More

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Darren A
◦How do I get there using public transportation?
8 November 2015|
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Response from Erik1964 | Property representative |
Hello, Trains are running either to Boxmeer station of Venray-Oostrum station. Busses from there (and from the Overloon village back to the station) go every hour. If you go from Boxmeer station, you need to change busses... More
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9 July 2015|
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Response from Erik1964 | Property representative |
Hello, Distance by car is 1:45 hours. Connection by train will bring you to either Venray (Oostrum Station) or Boxmeer, but you need a costly cab drive to get to the museum from there. Therefore, it is advisable to rent a... More
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Response from otten4 | Reviewed this property |
Confirm other answer. By car it is indeed between 1h30m and 1h45m. Take A2, A12, A50 and finally A73 in direction of Venlo and take Vierlingsbeek/Overloon exit and follow signs to War Museum
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