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Vught: National Monument Concentration Camp Entry Ticket

1. Vught: National Monument Concentration Camp Entry Ticket

Pre-book your ticket to Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch or Kamp Vught and visit the memorial centre that gives an in-depth insight into the origins of Camp Vught and the lives of the people imprisoned there. Take some time at the permanent exhibition "Camp Vught: Seven Seasons and 32,000 Stories". Gain an insight into the history of Camp Vught based on many personal stories and objects. Hear stories about people from 35 different nationalities, who each experienced WWII in their own unique way. Make your way outside to the outdoor area which includes a model of the former campsite, a reconstructed barrack, several watch towers, the original crematorium, and a memorial to the children’s transports of June 1943. Visit Barrack 1B, which is the last remaining original barrack from Camp Vught. Discover the exhibition ‘If Walls Could Speak’ which covers 4 periods: the concentration camp (1943-1944), the use of the site as a place of residence for German civilian evacuees, Dutch people suspected of collaboration, and Moluccan KNIL soldiers and their families. Make your way to the former execution site of Camp Vught is within walking distance of the museum, hidden in the woods. Pause at the monument which marks the actual site where 329 men were executed. Along the access road to the museum, following the line of the camp's former railway, are two restored freight wagons. These wagons, a worldwide symbol of persecution and deportation during the Second World War. On May 4th, National Memorial Day, the museum offers free entrance for all.

From Amsterdam: WWII Vught and Arnhem Private Day Tour

2. From Amsterdam: WWII Vught and Arnhem Private Day Tour

Operation Market Garden, A Bridge Too Far, General John Frost, Concentration Camp Herzogenbusch. These are all familiar names if you are interested in the history of WWII. On this tour we will learn more about this part of Dutch history. We will pick you up at your hotel and will drive to the former Nazi concentration camp Herzogenbusch (Vught) in the South of Holland. The camp was first used in 1942 and held 31,000 Jewish and political prisoners. We will visit the remainders of the concentration camp with its reconstructed watchtowers, barracks, crematorium and children’s memorial. From Vught we will drive to Arnhem, a city on the river Rhine. Here we will visit the Airborne Museum at Villa Hartenstein. During the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944, which was part of the military operation Market Garden, Hartenstein became the headquarters of the British Airborne Division during heavy fighting. The daring attempt to punch through German lines and capture the Ruhr area to quickly end the war was unsuccessful. The bridge at Arnhem turned out to be a bridge too far. Now, Hartenstein is home to personal stories from British, Polish, and German soldiers as well as from civilians, told through the museum’s unique historical objects. After this we will have a short stop at the John Frost Bridge. The Bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem was the last bridge that needed to be captured during Operation Market Garden. If the Allies could capture this bridge the road to Germany would lay open. The bridge plays an important role in the movie A Bridge Too Far. From the John Frost Bridge, we will continue to our last stop of the day: the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. Here most of the 1684 fallen soldiers of the September landings are laid to rest.

Vught: Small Group Tour of the WWII National Memorial Camp

3. Vught: Small Group Tour of the WWII National Memorial Camp

On this small group tour, we will visit the remainders of the WWII Nazi concentration camp Vught, with its reconstructed watchtowers, barracks, crematorium and children’s memorial. The camp was first used in 1943 and held 31,000 Jewish and political prisoners. During this visit, the importance of this time in our recent history will be highlighted. An audio tour is included at the site. Our tour guide will stay with the group throughout the visit and will be able to answer your questions. Private transport, drinks and snacks included.

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Vught: National Monument Concentration Camp Entry Ticket

Vught: National Monument Concentration Camp Entry Ticket

Pre-book your ticket to Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch or Kamp Vught and visit the memorial centre that gives an in-depth insight into the origins of Camp Vught and the lives of the people imprisoned there. Take some time at the permanent exhibition "Camp Vught: Seven Seasons and 32,000 Stories". Gain an insight into the history of Camp Vught based on many personal stories and objects. Hear stories about people from 35 different nationalities, who each experienced WWII in their own unique way. Make your way outside to the outdoor area which includes a model of the former campsite, a reconstructed barrack, several watch towers, the original crematorium, and a memorial to the children’s transports of June 1943. Visit Barrack 1B, which is the last remaining original barrack from Camp Vught. Discover the exhibition ‘If Walls Could Speak’ which covers 4 periods: the concentration camp (1943-1944), the use of the site as a place of residence for German civilian evacuees, Dutch people suspected of collaboration, and Moluccan KNIL soldiers and their families. Make your way to the former execution site of Camp Vught is within walking distance of the museum, hidden in the woods. Pause at the monument which marks the actual site where 329 men were executed. Along the access road to the museum, following the line of the camp's former railway, are two restored freight wagons. These wagons, a worldwide symbol of persecution and deportation during the Second World War. On May 4th, National Memorial Day, the museum offers free entrance for all.

From Amsterdam: WWII Vught and Arnhem Private Day Tour

From Amsterdam: WWII Vught and Arnhem Private Day Tour

Operation Market Garden, A Bridge Too Far, General John Frost, Concentration Camp Herzogenbusch. These are all familiar names if you are interested in the history of WWII. On this tour we will learn more about this part of Dutch history. We will pick you up at your hotel and will drive to the former Nazi concentration camp Herzogenbusch (Vught) in the South of Holland. The camp was first used in 1942 and held 31,000 Jewish and political prisoners. We will visit the remainders of the concentration camp with its reconstructed watchtowers, barracks, crematorium and children’s memorial. From Vught we will drive to Arnhem, a city on the river Rhine. Here we will visit the Airborne Museum at Villa Hartenstein. During the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944, which was part of the military operation Market Garden, Hartenstein became the headquarters of the British Airborne Division during heavy fighting. The daring attempt to punch through German lines and capture the Ruhr area to quickly end the war was unsuccessful. The bridge at Arnhem turned out to be a bridge too far. Now, Hartenstein is home to personal stories from British, Polish, and German soldiers as well as from civilians, told through the museum’s unique historical objects. After this we will have a short stop at the John Frost Bridge. The Bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem was the last bridge that needed to be captured during Operation Market Garden. If the Allies could capture this bridge the road to Germany would lay open. The bridge plays an important role in the movie A Bridge Too Far. From the John Frost Bridge, we will continue to our last stop of the day: the Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery. Here most of the 1684 fallen soldiers of the September landings are laid to rest.

Vught: Small Group Tour of the WWII National Memorial Camp

Vught: Small Group Tour of the WWII National Memorial Camp

On this small group tour, we will visit the remainders of the WWII Nazi concentration camp Vught, with its reconstructed watchtowers, barracks, crematorium and children’s memorial. The camp was first used in 1943 and held 31,000 Jewish and political prisoners. During this visit, the importance of this time in our recent history will be highlighted. An audio tour is included at the site. Our tour guide will stay with the group throughout the visit and will be able to answer your questions. Private transport, drinks and snacks included.

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