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A beautiful peaceful place

One of many visits to Canadian War Memorials and cemeteries while visiting The Netherlands, France... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Glenn B
One of the most impressive war cemeteries in The Netherlands

Everyone who visits this cemetery will be very impressed by the location at the Holterberg but also... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
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Eekhoornweg 10, 7451 HR Holten, The Netherlands
+31 548 789 161
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

While on a weekendtrip around Holten/Hengelo/Markelo, we decided to visit this cemetry. It is very well maintained and the visitor centre is woth a visit. Impressive to see al the remains of the young soldiers, the flowers and the notes from relatives.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

One of many visits to Canadian War Memorials and cemeteries while visiting The Netherlands, France and Belgium. The site is immaculately maintained and a grim reminder of the loss of life and contribution of the Canadian Military in Europe.

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Everyone who visits this cemetery will be very impressed by the location at the Holterberg but also the historic importance

Thank Eddy_Olde_Hanhoff
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Beautifully situated war cemetery in the middle of a forest. Striking that all headstones have their own text, probably from their families. In the index, you can get a rough idea of how many young guys are here. Died in late April and early May...More

1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful. Very well kept. Very nice drive to get to it. Makes a fellow Canadian proud of what our soldiers did in the name of peace

2  Thank Spankyrugby
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I had been told of this location by a resident who had been assigned a grave to take care of as a child in Holten. It is a very emotional experience visiting a Memorial Cemetery, and as a Canadian I felt a connection. I took...More

3  Thank Kermit403
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband and I visited this cemetery for the third time, and we were very impressed at how well kept the graves were and just how large and how peaceful it was. It was both sad and interesting to read the gravestones and realise just...More

Thank chamonix44
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Being born in the Netherlands and living in Canada I appreciate the sacrifices these men made. Having kids the same age of the ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice it hits the heart. Seeing the over 1,000 markers and gearing the story you feel the...More

Thank ron d
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We have been to the Arnheim memorial grave yard,many times! But this is also an huge impressive experience;you will find the graves of nearly 5000 soldiers giving their lives for our peace! Most between 18-30 of age and they stood a change for a decent...More

Thank semprestappare
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited just after 4 May when the Dutch commemorate Remembrance Day for their fallen soldiers, especially those of WWII. Each of the more than 1,500 graves was adorned with two roses. How touching.

1  Thank VanRiebeeck
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