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Kamp Westerbork

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Very moving and informative

Excellent museum which we were given a booklet containing all the English translations so... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Yorkshire_fern
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I challenge anybody who visits this transit camp not to be moved by the experience, just think... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
ChrisR265
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Excellent museum which we were given a booklet containing all the English translations so accessible for all. Site of camp was very different to Dachau where we have also visited - no buildings remain but the scale of the camp can be seen and there...More

Thank Yorkshire_fern
Reviewed 28 May 2018

When we visited the Visitor Centre of the Kamp, we noticed that many texts were in Dutch only which we found very strange. We are Dutch but many visitors are not, especially a problem for the families of the many Americans that were killed whilst...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I challenge anybody who visits this transit camp not to be moved by the experience, just think 102000 people left this place to be murdered, there is a information center at the beginning then a bus ride to the camp itself unfortunate most of the...More

Thank ChrisR265
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

If you are reading this, you are considering visiting a place that you already know contains a heart wrenching story. The camp is easy enough to find, once you get close. The Interpretive Center is staffed by caring a kind people, but then venue itself...More

1  Thank davidkQ9686WR
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

A visit to the education centre of Kanp Westerbork should be part of history education. After having seen the exhibition, take time to reflect while walking through the forest where the Kamp was located. Take the walk to the parade ground and silently look at...More

1  Thank Pipersash
Reviewed 30 December 2017

If you are in the location I would recommend a visit. The staff speak English and have a folder of translations where I agree with a previous observation that it would have helped if the exhibits were numbered. It goes without saying that the venue...More

2  Thank MOR1961
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The Kamp is the place where 102.000 Dutch Jews, gypsies and gays were gathered and transported to the concentration camps in Germany, Poland and other places, Auschwitz, Theresienstadt, Mauthausen, Ravensbruck, Dachau and more.

Thank WillyTheHague
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

There are 2 parts: the museum and the fields. The museum is impressive; graphic photos and films and other objects. The fields are less interesting; you have the broken trainrails and old houses but it is mostly open field. Note: there is a (free) bus...More

Thank Daan1
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Interesting museum. While there is an English book it would be better of the pages & exhibits were numbered to read them at the correct position. Disappointing how much of the camp was destroyed.

Thank g0ne-walkab0ut
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Wanted to visit this former refugee camp that was used in the second world war to transfer about 102000 fellow citizens to German concentration camps. The camp itself is a good 2 mile walk - or a short free bus ride - from the visitor...More

1  Thank DdeKerf
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Response from davidkQ9686WR | Reviewed this property |
First, if you are an English speaker, you will not understand many things at the camp. Second, unlike the US and Canada; the Dutch national historic sites such as the Anne Frank House and Camp Westerbork are poorly done and... More
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