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Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial

Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, 6269 NA Margraten, The Netherlands
+31 43 458 1208
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Between myth and reality

Over 80,000 US soldiers were burried at Margraten of which at a later date 61% were reburried in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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goose skin and deep respect for those guys. no one can imagine what they did for our freedom... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Olaf M
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Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
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Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, 6269 NA Margraten, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over 80,000 US soldiers were burried at Margraten of which at a later date 61% were reburried in the USA by family. If I understood correctly these soldiers now have two memorial sites. To put things in perspective 407,300 American soldiers lost their lives during...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

goose skin and deep respect for those guys. no one can imagine what they did for our freedom, otherwise we would be all part of the German third reich!!!!!

1  Thank Olaf M
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful tranquil memorial to the many thousands of young men who fought to liberate Europe from evil. It is immaculately maintained and a place for great reflection.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We visited my uncle's grave in the cemetery and met the local Dutch couple who have adopted his grave. The staff was very helpful and of great assistance. If you visit be sure to learn if the group, centered in Margraten who have correlated the...More

1  Thank Arthur M
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Having seen the American Cemetery in Cambridge UK, then the much larger one in Normandy, this was much more modest in its size, being only 26.5 hectares. Still it is worth the 10 km. drive out from Maastricht on a beautiful, country road. You actually...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had a local recommend this to us and it was absolutely worth the stop. Maps of battles, acres of US soldiers buried and memorialized from WWII, the land given to the US in perpetuity.

Thank Activation
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Margraten, near Maastricht. This is the is the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands. The U.S. 30th Infantry Division liberated this site on 13 September 1944. 8.301 American military were laid to rest at this...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I visted the Netherlands American Cemetery. Being a member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, it was a solumn experience. The wall with the names of those that made the ultimate sacrifice was a moving experience. Shows the history of the Allies as they pushed...More

Thank Wayne I
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was taken as a side trip to a visit to Maastricht. A local bus took twenty minutes to reach this wonderful site. The layout of the Cemetery and memorial garden were beautifully presented and were a very poignant reminder of the thousands of lives...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This was an amazing, sobering experience. The grounds are so well kept. Very worth while the time to visit here.

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s2r2
26 March 2018|
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Response from Olaf M | Reviewed this property |
hello there Oregon. no problem to reach the Cemtery with bus. The best way to have an overview for the busses is to install the OV9292 app. This app informs you about all public transport in the area. Have a nice stay... More
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LoreneO
5 March 2018|
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Response from Arthur M | Reviewed this property |
It is really a wonderful experience to meet the adopting family You can get the direct email of the administrator from the American Battle Monuments Comm Send them your info and dates of visit and they can correlate the... More
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jcjay
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Response from Peter T | Reviewed this property |
The easiest thing to do would be to hire a car and drive there. Henri Chappelle American cemetery is a short drive away so you could incorporate that too.
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