Landingsmonument

Landingsmonument, Westkapelle: Address, Landingsmonument Reviews: 4/5

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Koen O
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, The Netherlands65 contributions
An unknown history
Nov 2017 • Business
This monument tells about the history of the allied landings in 1944 to make sure the harbour of Antwerp could be reached. For me it was an unknown history.
Written 8 November 2017
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Georgia87
112 contributions
Picked a good day and loved the beach
Jun 2017 • Family
We lucked into perfect June weather and enjoyed the beach. Lots of people sitting out on the sand but few in the water. Great scenic views and history. A tank was sitting on the beach! Wish I had more time here. Could have stayed here much longer.
Written 8 June 2017
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Natalie J
Provo, UT77 contributions
Fun beach to see with neat history
Apr 2017 • Friends
We enjoyed walking along this beach and enjoyed stopping by this monument. It tells a great story about the Germans being driven out of the area by the Allies. It was quite chilly in April but still neat to walk out on the pier and see the water. At the bottom of the other side of the hill there are plenty of places to eat.
Written 30 April 2017
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John E
Norwich, UK325 contributions
There are actually several monuments to visit....
Nov 2014 • Solo
I was in Westkapelle for the 70th Anniversary of the landings that resulted in the liberation of Walcheren. It was referred to as Operation Infatuate and one of my uncles died there on 2 Nov 1944. Operation Infatuate is often overlooked by historians but it was crucial to the allied advance through Europe in 1944.

I think it's best if you start any visit at the museum (Polderhuis) then go up the 'Liberty Bridge' that leads to the tank monument where you will find a memorial to the fallen, one of the names is my uncle.

Looking left from the tank you can see the coastguard station and just before that is the main 'Erica' memorial, it's about a 10 minute walk and from there you can head back down the dyke into town and visit the Lighthouse.

Going right from the tank there are memorials to the Norwegian and Belgian commandos who took part in the operation. I haven't visited these but I understand the Belgian memorial is almost in Domburg, so it's maybe 50 minutes on foot or 20 by bike.
Written 8 November 2014
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csbsn2002
Waconia, MN302 contributions
Incredible
Jun 2014 • Couples
We arrived in Westkapelle not knowing all the history and were just awed by what we learned. The monuments are incredible to see and to remember all who gave their lives so we can do these things we do.
Written 19 June 2014
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