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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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Well run. Very competent staf

We visited my uncle's grave in the cemetery and met the local Dutch couple who have adopted his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arthur M
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Lafayette
via mobile
Thousands of dead to liberate the Low Countries

Having seen the American Cemetery in Cambridge UK, then the much larger one in Normandy, this was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ray V
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Chaves, Portugal
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Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, 6269 NA Margraten, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Arthur M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 27 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

Thank Cl0verfields
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
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

Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

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

Thank Traveler06232009
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Because this was an American cemetery and not a British one I was not sure what I would see in it, however, it turned out to be quite interesting, apart from all the graves, which you might expect, the tour guide told us about one...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 24 June 2017

My husband was in the Army and is a war vet from Saudi but he was stationed in Germany when he was young and came here years ago .. it was on his short list of to do when we were in the Netherlands. So...More

Thank chattygirl7491
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I don't know what we expected but it was awesome. My husbands great uncle is buried there, so we went in to inquire about locating the grave and were given so much more info than just the location. The man was very informative and came...More

1  Thank Bree B
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jcjay
31 May 2017|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest the best option is to rent a car. The cemetery is not close to any public transportation. Also, with a car, you have the option to visit other nearby towns or sights.
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jcjay
31 May 2017|
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Response from A-flying-Dutchman | Reviewed this property |
Dear, Thank you for your question. Take the train from Cologne to Aachen. At Aachen train station, take Arriva line 350 from Aachen to Maastricht. Untill about 18:00 hours this bus leaves every 15 minutes at the opposite... More
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Linda C
11 April 2016|
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Response from Andrea T |
There are several modes of transportation... Train: It looks like the train will take you to Aachen first and then bus 50 will take you to the cemetery. Book early. Side note: If you have the time, Aachen is wonderful and... More
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