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Overloon War Museum

Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
+31 478 641 250
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Great, but dated.

Visited some years back, and was impressed. Visited again yesterday, and was impressed again... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jebir
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Esbjerg
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Beautiful museum

Lots of original equipment left after the battle is on display. Some complete with stories of what... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Mark H
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New York City, New York
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The Overloon War Museum is the biggest WWII museum in The Netherland. Right here, the tank battle of Overloon unfolded in the autumn of 1944. The village of Overloon was totally devestated back then. In order to remember the casualties and victims of that episode the museum was founded in 1946, even before the village was rebuilt. Nowadays over 100,000 people visit the museum every year. The first exhibition is about the occupation of The Netherlands from 1940 till 1945. The second large exhibition, displayed on 10.000 m2, contains over 150 military vehicles and artillery, both from allied forces and German. In addition to these two main exhibitions there are several smaller presentations, of which the Battle at Overloon presentation is definitely worth a visit. A museum restaurant and a shop completes this museum, which can be found in the so called Liberty Park in Overloon.
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Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited some years back, and was impressed. Visited again yesterday, and was impressed again ;-) the newly renovated part of the exhibit was very well done and thought out. The older part was excactly that; old. Seems dated and could use a brush-up, but still...More

Thank Jebir
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jebir, you are right, the vehicle part could be better than it is right now. We will bring it to the same standard as the other, modernized part of the museum within 2-3 years. In the meantime, all vehicles remain at display, and we...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of original equipment left after the battle is on display. Some complete with stories of what happened to the soldiers manning them. The museum engages you in the history of the battle through storytelling. The forest grounds are beautiful as well and worth a...More

Thank Mark H
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Yes, indeed, approx. 150 vehicles and cannons on display. About 10 of those were actually deployed at the battle at Overloon, of which the Panther tank is not the least... The other vehicles have seen war pretty much all over Europe or, in some cases,...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully curated museum with a NL and local focus. Great collection of military hardware. Lots of tanks. English info available via free wifi and website (just took alittle longer to go through the exhibit). Good mix. Takes 2 hrs.

Thank M G
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Good to hear you've found our micro website too! We are working on expanding this tool to other parts of the (military) exhibition as well. Thanks for reviewing us here on TA.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We liked the museum and even children were much interested in the technical part of the exhibition. Good collection indeed. The only inconvenience - explanations are mostly written in Dutch, visitors have to follow English version in their own smart phones. Proposal to the management...More

Thank Milafro
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hello Milafro, Thanks for your review. We appreciate your remarks. The English version is currently only available through your reading on your smartphone on our free wifi network. BUT starting next week the English texts can also be HEARD on your smartphone. We hope this...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Absolutely amazing. A must see museum. Literally, I felt that the world war 2 was happening in front of my eyes. I couldn't imagine that all those vehicles, ammunition, tanks, guns, mines etc are all gathered in one place. If you are a history lover...More

Thank Christos M
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hello Christos. Thanks!! We appreciate your review a lot! Having said that, we hope it was not too much a spectacle, as we are of course primarily in this "business" to say NO to war.

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This was easily worth every penny it cost to enter, although we did get a discount as it's Father's Day! I've been to many similar museums and the vehicles and weapons on display here are some of the best I've seen. Great interactive exhibits and...More

Thank midlifemike01
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hello Mike, good to hear you've enjoyed Father's Day in our museum. Your feedback is much appreciated. Hope to see you again, in a couple of years!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Even though my prime aim was to read and see about the Dutch resistance during WW ii, I figured out it was only name. Because there were only handful of items and display about the resistance and others are basically about American weapons which were...More

Thank SandunSS
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We (14 military history enthusiasts) went to this museum as part of a week tour to the Market Garden battlefields. We had expected a smallish museum with a few displays. Instead we were blown away by a large high quality display of military equipment from...More

Thank Jimmy C
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Jimmy, Your visit and comment is highly appreciated. And you're right: we could be very well the biggest unknown museum in The Netherlands ... Thanks for your kind words!

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Loads of militaria to view but what made it most interesting was the personal stories, illustrated by actual personal artefacts, of individuals living at the time. The audio visual displays are fascinating. The story of the Battle of Overloon is explained very well in the...More

Thank go9ers
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hello, thanks for visiting our museum and your kind words here on TA. We underscore the importance of those personal histories as these really give an idea of war for individual people means. During further renovation in the years ahead we will implement more of...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

My third visit (twice to the world-beating Militracks) and it's always enjoyable. Obviously Militracks brings very interesting German vehicles, but the collection of US 'softskins' inside the museum is probably unsurpassed outside of the USA. I know that kids get excited at seeing tanks, but...More

Thank Mike H
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Darren A
8 November 2015|
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Response from Erik1964 | Property representative |
Hello, Trains are running either to Boxmeer station of Venray-Oostrum station. Busses from there (and from the Overloon village back to the station) go every hour. If you go from Boxmeer station, you need to change busses... More
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Tomb41952
9 July 2015|
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Response from Erik1964 | Property representative |
Hello, Distance by car is 1:45 hours. Connection by train will bring you to either Venray (Oostrum Station) or Boxmeer, but you need a costly cab drive to get to the museum from there. Therefore, it is advisable to rent a... More
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Confirm other answer. By car it is indeed between 1h30m and 1h45m. Take A2, A12, A50 and finally A73 in direction of Venlo and take Vierlingsbeek/Overloon exit and follow signs to War Museum
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