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Overloon War Museum

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Fabulous war museum

Visited this on Thursday on the way back to the Ijmuiden ferry and boy oh boy what a great wee... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Delboy7019
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
Even better than before ..............

I was last here in 1997 and boy has it changed since then! Back then there were more exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon H
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this on Thursday on the way back to the Ijmuiden ferry and boy oh boy what a great wee museum. One of the best I have ever visited, full of vehicles, tanks, some aircraft and every type of armament you could imagine. Highly recommended.More

Thank Delboy7019
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks a lot. Of course we are the first to emphasize that you made a wise decision: visiting our museum is definitely the best thing to do before you leave the Netherlands ;-) No kidding now, thanks for your stop-over in Overloon. And we surely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was last here in 1997 and boy has it changed since then! Back then there were more exhibits (tanks) outdoors and most of the vehicles etc crammed into one hall (IIRC). Now the display halls contain most, if not all, the exhibits and you...More

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

Hello SImon, fantastic review and we appreciate your kind words! Thanks for this and for your visit. See you again in 20 years? We promise we will make it even better!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited many WW2 museums around the world and the Overloon museum rates alongside the best. My son who lives in Holland took me to this museum on the 2nd September...the atmosphere here is quite surreal as many of the items on display were...More

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

Hello Gregory, we are very glad to hear this. Your son did a great job taking you out to Overloon, and your review has just made our day. Thank you to you both!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited many military museums and this is clearly one of the best. Access is via a nice park (itself containing a few good displays) and the museum itself is well laid out, spacious, with well signed exhibits and one of...More

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Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Mark, we appreciate your visit and your review. The landing craft is the LARC-LX, its wheels are about 8 feet in diameter. Though it is not a WWII vehicle, we like it a lot. And so do most of our visitors. A great many...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

It took us over 3 hours to walk through the museum, you think that you have seen everything then you walk through another door and WOW !!! Unbelievable, definitely worth a visit.

Thank mish912
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Wow, what a superb review - thank you very much!

Reviewed 1 August 2018

This museum leaves you with your jaw dropped. The collection of artifacts and especially vehicles and artillery pieces must be unsurpassed as I can't imagine a larger collection. You can use your cell phone to read the exhibits which works very well, doing so at...More

Thank RJN612
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for this review. We especially like the fact that you have mentioned our cell phone app to read the exhibition texts (or even can read it for you as it is using ReadSpeaker technology). But also on the whole, we are very...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Museum gives one of the best views on second world war in the Netherlands . Gives a intensive view on history before and during the war. Very extensive presentation of war related materials as tanks, planes, war vehicles for regions where the second world war...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

A very large museum with tons of WW vehicles and artifacts. This museum is badly missing a communications person! A large part of the exhibit only has explanations in Dutch and German. If you don't speak either language, you are looking at a lot of...More

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Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Hello Anu, sorry to hear you missed our online application which accompanies our exhibition. Your remarks will be taken into account as we are up to a major overhaul of the exhibition starting this autumn.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Excellent museum with history, personal stories and lots of artefacts, tanks and much more from the second world war. Highly recommended!

Thank Marijke W
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018
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Marijke, top review - THX!!

Reviewed 11 June 2018

The story of the dutch peoples role in WW2. A great day out, lots of exhibits many american tanks and lots of artillery shells.

Thank Tim J
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thanks, Tim, much appreciated. And hopefully you did not miss out on our German Panther tank as well!

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Darren A
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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Tomb41952
9 July 2015|
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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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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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