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Airborne Museum Hartenstein

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Address: Utrechtseweg 232, 6862 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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If you are a second world war history buff, or a casual visitor, this is a great place to experience the history of operation market garden. More focused on the exploits of the... read more

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a second world war history buff, or a casual visitor, this is a great place to experience the history of operation market garden. More focused on the exploits of the British 1st airborne division. Especially in the basement, you really get the feeling of being there, and the amount of suffering these soldiers went through. Soldiers from... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a museum that takes you back to WW2 and ensures the experience of being in occupied territory and the people who liberated the area. The retention of Hartenstein House , the memorabilia, displays, exhibits are all excellent. I'm an Australian history teacher and wish every student could visit ! I purchased the book A Street in Arnhem here... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum with very informative, interactive displays. The airborne experience in the basement is a must do and is very impressive. Don't miss the beautiful park behind the museum. There is free parking as well and the restaurant that shares the parking lot is delicious too!

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is an excellent museum showing Operation Market Garden from three perspectives - the Allies, the Nazis and the locals. Brilliantly laid and lots of detail.

1 Thank Aisling F
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 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 

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Glencoe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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 

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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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