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Battlefield Discovery offers battlefield tours to places where battles were fought during World War 2 in the North West Europe. Most locations where fighting took place still show traces of war. Combined with official accounts, personal accounts of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Constantijnstraat 18, 5671 XE Nuenen, The Netherlands
+31 6 25157463
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

My father-in-law and did a "Band of Brothers" tour with Edwin a couple of weeks ago. I had read the book long before the series and we had both been interested in WWII history for a long time. We also had the opportunity to hear...More

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Edwin P, Eigenaar at Battlefield Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Hello Thomas, Thank you for taking time to give this tour a review on TripAdvisor. And, of course, thank you for your kind words and recommendation. I was my pleasure to take you and your father-in-law around on this tour.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Edwin gave us a wonderful tour of Arnhem and Oosterbeek to give us an insight into my father's experience during Operation Market Garden during Word War II. He brought it to light with his knowledge of the facts, the geography of the area and selection...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2016

December 3, 2016 We hired Edwin Popken of Battlefield Discovery Tours to act as our guide while visiting the Ardenne region of Belgium in late October of this year. I was interested in tracing the footsteps of my Uncle who fought in the “northern shoulder”...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2016

OUTSTANDING, PERSONALIZED MILITARY TOUR Having served with the 82nd Airborne Division and having read its history for years concerning battles in which the Division was strategic in the accomplishment of its mission, I wanted to see the battlegrounds and pay respect to my brothers who...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

"You must see the ground to understand the battle." Military historians have been saying that forever. This tour was the epitome of understanding the Market Garden Operation. The roads, the vast vistas of farmlands where the landings took place, and the "single roadway" in and...More

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Edwin P, Eigenaar at Battlefield Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Hello John, Thank you very much for your review. It was my pleasure to be your guide for two days, showing and explaining this battle. Hope we will meet again sometime in the future. With kind regards, Edwin

Reviewed 8 June 2016

I booked a personalized tour with Edwin to follow the footsteps of my father who was a paratrooper with Easy Co, 2nd Bat, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. Edwin took us step by step from the time my Dad landed in a field near Son, NL...More

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Edwin P, Eigenaar at Battlefield Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2016

Hello Dennis, Thank you for your review, and for your very kind words. It was my pleasure to show you and your wife where your father fought during Market Garden, and tell you what he and his unit experienced during September and October 1944. Best...More

Reviewed 29 November 2015

I have recently spent three most enjoyable days (November, 2015) in the company of Edwin on a private tour of the entire "Market Garden" route and battlefields. Edwin proved to be a most informed and knowledgeable guide. It is quite apparent that he has not...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

I had a fantastic day with Edwin Popken as expert guide. The visit of the battle sites, combined with his on the spot knowledge of what really happened and interesting details / background information on the persons involved was enriching for me and should be...More

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Edwin P, Eigenaar at Battlefield Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2015

Hello Thierry, Thank you very much for your review and kind recommendation on Tripadvisor. I enjoyed having bot h you and your brother as my guests and am glad I was able to give you a memorable day on the battlefields. Take care! Edwin

Reviewed 3 September 2015

I recently spent a most enjoyable and enlightening day with Edwin / Battlefield Discovery, following the route of KG Pieper in the Ardennes region of Belgium i.e. Battle of the Bulge / Northern Shoulder. This particular WW2 battle and individual action has interested me since...More

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Edwin P, Eigenaar at Battlefield Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2015

Hello Gary, Thank you very much for your review and recommendation on Tripadvisor. The Peiper route is indeed a very interesting and intriguing story as we experienced during the tour. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and that I was able to bring it...More

Reviewed 28 July 2015

When I planned a trip to Holland with my 14-year old Canadian son, the main goal was to visit my friends and family as I am Dutch and moved to Canada 17 years ago. I also wanted him to learn something about Dutch history, especially...More

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Edwin P, Eigenaar at Battlefield Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2015

Hello Helene, Thank you for your review and recommendation on Tripadvisor. I am happy to have been of service and share some of the WW2 history of Canada with you and your son. Hopefully you both were able to share some of these interesting stories...More

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