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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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OUTSTANDING MEMORIAL TO THE FALLEN

This was my second visit here and it was no less impressive the second time. The grounds are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RJN612
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Hallowed Ground

This is a must visit in the Southern tip of the Netherlands. There are over 8,000 US soldiers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Davanrn
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South Bend, Indiana
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Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1, 6269 NA Margraten, The Netherlands
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+31 43 458 1208
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"reflecting pool"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit here and it was no less impressive the second time. The grounds are immaculate and the memorial striking. Rows upon rows of single white crosses reminds one of the sacrifice made by thousands of Americans. We paid our respects to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit in the Southern tip of the Netherlands. There are over 8,000 US soldiers buried here and another 1,700 MIA honored here. There are 6 MOH recipients here as well. Most of the fallen came from the surrounding battles in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

80,000 American military personnel from WWII were buried in this cemetery alone in Europe. A very solemn reminder of the horrors of war. A special place to pay your respect.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This perfectly maintained cemetery reminds you of the great national sacrifice made during World War II. The graves of men from all states and walks of life is an important and sobering reminder of the true costs of war. It is also a reminder of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here (as a coach party) to view this memorial. it is one of 3 dedicated to those servicemen who died in WW2. It was established here in 1944. it has some 8300 buriel plots here, some of these do not have names. A...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I was completely overcome by the beauty of this place, tears fell and though I am not an American it really touched me.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

A moving tribute to Americans who lost their lives fighting for European freedom. Beautifully designed, landscaped, and maintained. The land has been granted to the US in perpetuity by the Netherlands government. Nice display summarizing the war effort. A sobering reminder of the past and...More

Thank Ron A
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We arrived early on a rainy day and it was heartening to see a group of school children visiting the cemetery. For most of us in the US we have to travel to find history like this. I'm biased as I'm very much into WW2...More

Thank Nate R
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Many people think there's ghoulish about visiting war cemeteries when on vacation but personally I think it just adds another dimension to the visiting of a country. History,even recent history,is not all fun and games and art. There is a deep significance to these beautiful...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I was able to check one more thing off my bucket list this week, visiting the American cemetery in Margraten. It is in a beautiful setting and is well-maintained. The first thing I noticed when I got out of the car is how quiet it...More

1  Thank Ruth H
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gapeach1007
29 May 2018|
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Response from Robert937 | Reviewed this property |
Round trip Paris - Margraten - Paris is roughly 500 miles (800 km). If you rent a car it can be done in one day (10 hours). It is possible, but not recommended.
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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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