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Airborne Museum Hartenstein

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Address: Utrechtseweg 232, 6862 AZ Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 26 333 7710
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Wonderful, Sobering Experience!

During my Long weekend in Utrecht I took the Opportunity to visit the City of Arnhem, the site of 'Operation Market-Garden' (September 1944) and the Airborne Museum , in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
John L
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During my Long weekend in Utrecht I took the Opportunity to visit the City of Arnhem, the site of 'Operation Market-Garden' (September 1944) and the Airborne Museum , in Oosterbeek. The Airborne Museum is in the Villa Hartenstein in the Suburb of Oosterbeek, a short bus or Train-ride west of the City. The Villa is situated on the Main Road... More 

Thank John L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far my favourite museum where I find something new on each visit. Obviously it concentrates on the fight for Oosterbeck/ Arnhem and the "bridge too far" but what happened to the civilians in the local area during and after operation market garden is an untold story of equal suffering to that of the allied military. Go, enjoy... More 

Thank Ronnie M
Glencoe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As you walk in the footsteps of the grimly determined paratroopers who held this hotel against massive odds it's hard to remain unmoved. This well-presented collection of artefacts from the Battle of Arnhem (as seen in 'A Bridge Too Far') leaves much as it was when this building was the British HQ - there are even preserved sections of wallpaper... More 

Thank shaggyd0g1
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of "A Bridge Too Far", told with a short video, lots of showcases with original things from the batlle itself and panels with stories and in the basement an impression of the battle itself. Very, very impressive and sometimes disturbing. We all know that battle is an ugly thing. But it is not all ugliness, the people of... More 

Thank Urspeter
Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Hard to grasp that over 10 days in September 1944 that a battle (the largest airborne parachute drop in history) took place in a modest, rural part of Holland that it influenced the shape of recent European history - yet it did and this museum presents the facts in a most dignified and respectful way. It pays tribute to the... More 

Thank nod90
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I popped into the museum as I've just moved to the area form the UK and was keen to learn more about the history of the region. I cycled out to the (very beautiful) Veluwe where the Airbourne Route begins and followed the path to the museum. The museum is fairly small but does a good job providing a glimpse... More 

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Racine, Wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I visited in September 2016 during the Operation Market Garden anniversary dates. I took the train from Haarlem, caught a bus in Arnhem for the short ride to the Museum. The bus driver was very helpful to me and spoke English. The staff working the desk that day was very friendly and spoke excellent English. I obtained an English audio... More 

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ok. You'll need to realise I may be a little bias towards this place as I'm a former member of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces and it was my Battalion that dropped onto Ginkel in 1944, be this as it may its a great place to visit regardless. Price is pretty decent for what you get, I've been a... More 

Thank FallenEagle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I visited the airborne museum over the past 40 years often. The last 2 times with my son, since the new display and experience tour is available. A truely wunderful place to relive or imagine how harsh the circumstances and committed the paratroopers were. I will never forget!

Thank Edmondt W
Elizabethton, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Small museum near the bridge and would be nice if more was in English since the English parachuted here. The clerk couldn't understand much English. It took me about 10 minutes to see all I could understand.

Thank TNDauksch

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