Kamp Westerbork

Kamp Westerbork, Hooghalen: Hours, Address, Kamp Westerbork Reviews: 4/5

Kamp Westerbork
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
13:00 - 17:00
Sunday
13:00 - 17:00
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JanLinksGroningen
Groningen, The Netherlands1,230 contributions
Kippenvel
Nov 2021 • Family
This is a place you must visit when you are in the Netherlands. Read about it. And when you got the time, read The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mullisch. This great book is also situated here. The history is absolute very interesting. The jews, the Mollucans, the observatory, etc
Written 29 November 2021
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familie van Hoof
Deurne, The Netherlands72 contributions
Never discard our history
Sep 2020
Impressing experience, yet the camp is morphed too much into a modern activity rather than memorial place. With many thousands being departed from this very imp, and the horror stories tied to this place, it surprises me. Having visited Bergen Belzen in the past I recall the experience being very haunting and touching. For Westerbork this doesn't apply.
Written 23 September 2020
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Steve D
Enschede, The Netherlands1,375 contributions
Very nice place to visit.
Sep 2020
We went here while on a 3 day short stay in the area. Very informative place to walk around and see how bad Germany was in WWII.
Also, if you go here, make sure you go to the museum and pick up a map of the place. They even have one in English. The walk from the museum to the camp is 2.5 km.
Written 20 September 2020
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boyen86
Schoonlo, The Netherlands46 contributions
Impressive, must see but underwhelming
Aug 2020 • Couples
It's really hard to judge a monument like this as it's an important part of our history and the stories we want to share amongst generations. I didn't think this one was well executed however. There's a 3km walk with a non-related solar system expo towards the monument. The purpose seems to be to keep kids entertained during the long walk, but why not put the museum closer and make the experience holistic? Now everything felt disconnected. Many parts of the monumental site were not original and therefore the walk there seemed rather unnecessary. If you come here expecting a similar experience as other work camps from the WW2 area you'll be rather disappointed.
Written 17 August 2020
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Deborah G
Henderson, TN78 contributions
Disappointing if you don’t understand Dutch
Feb 2020 • Couples
There were excellent artifacts I would have enjoyed learning and reading about, but not nearly enough was in English. I was VERY disappointed as I had looked forward to learning about this in more detail. Excellent museum if you understand Dutch. Same price with a lack of equal information if you don’t speak Dutch.
Written 19 February 2020
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Karen G
Ames, IA316 contributions
WW2 Prison Camp Becomes Reality
Sep 2019
I could speak Dutch, Kamp Westerbork may have been rated excellent. The museum had excellent displays and was moving even if I couldn't understand the language.

We were at Kamp Westerbork on a rainy day, so we didn't stroll through the area and meditate on the horrors as long as I had wished. A bus transported us from the museum to the actual prison grounds where immediately we saw the stark difference between the camp commander's house and where the prisoners were housed.

My husband and I chose to trek back to the museum which may have been my most memorable part of our time there. All along the path signposts stating how many prisoners had been shipped out of the camp each month had been erected.

The museum has a very good restaurant if you want a snack during your visit. I would recommend a visit to Kamp Westerbork, but suggest you read reviews by those who speak Dutch also.
Written 11 October 2019
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Beverly B
53 contributions
not in English
Jun 2019 • Couples
Almost all exhibits in Dutch only. English subtitles not provided during movie. This is an important historical sight and I would have liked to have read about what I was looking at.
Written 22 June 2019
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,517 contributions
Must see
May 2019 • Friends
This is an old transit camp where 102,000, mostly Dutch Jews, were sent off to Auschwitz for extermination. The site has been memorialized in a way which acknowledges the horror of the place and yet is attractive. Very informative and emotional
Written 26 May 2019
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Gary P
Peterborough, UK62 contributions
Very moving, very Dutch, off beaten track history that I was glad to see.
May 2019 • Couples
The story of the 102,000 transited through this camp is still told despite all of the descriptions being in Dutch (I note another reviewer who got a translation booklet- I wish we had known to ask)

Despite this, the attempt by the Nazi’s to put a human face on the true meaning for the camp was chilling plus the key commanders seem to have lived to old age despite their crimes.

Worth a visit

Written 12 May 2019
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Yorkshire_fern
Thirsk, UK377 contributions
Very moving and informative
Jul 2018 • Couples
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 was an abundance of wildlife which never seems to have returned to Dachau.
Written 15 July 2018
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  • Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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