We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Verlengde Paltzerweg 1, 3768 MX Soest, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 85 003 6000
See all hours
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

In the NMM at the former Soesterberg air base, the past, present and future...

In the NMM at the former Soesterberg air base, the past, present and future of the Dutch armed forces come together. See our impressive collection at first hand and experience for yourself the exciting stories of our armed forces at the biggest museum about the Dutch military!

The NMM has the most extraordinary collection of tanks, aircraft, armoured vehicles and helicopters in the Netherlands! Each one of them is unique and has its own story. Personal objects and moving stories also come to life at the NMM. You will be amazed how the Dutch armed forces are interwoven with the world around you!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 492 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
Great museum with best chocolate cake ever!

We visited the museum for the 2nd time in two years. Both the collection and the building are great, even if you're not a hardcore military enthusiast. The temporary exhibition on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Similar Things to Do in Soest

Add Photo Write a Review

492 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 86: English reviews
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
566 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum for the 2nd time in two years. Both the collection and the building are great, even if you're not a hardcore military enthusiast. The temporary exhibition on Dzengis Kahn was not so exciting. We had a coffee in the espressobar overlooking the airplanes (great spot) with the best chocolate raspberry cake ever: worth the trip! Staff... More 

Thank Catharina50
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit this museum. Did not know what to expect. To be honest .. it by far exceeded our expectations. Very modern (opened in 2014). Fantastic collection. Interactive for kids. Chance drive in a real mini tank. Really a nice day trip. Everybody loved it.

Thank Friembi0203
Baarn, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
171 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything you need or want to knwow about our military history you'll find it here. Beautifull buidling, nice location in the woods and dunes, good presentation, educational for the kids with kids element, good and enough facilities like toilets and food & drinks. And well maintained and told. Also from time to time expositions like Djengkis Khan.

Thank MrCanada
Level Contributor
70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was surpriced by this museum and collection. It is a relative new museum, that openend in 2014. And they have done really well. There is staff walking around that new what they where talking about, making this a nice experience. We visit it again as we did not see everything that was there.

Thank Cris F
Level Contributor
681 reviews
348 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Set in a brand new (2014) building set on an old military airfield, the National Military Museum offers an impressive glimpse Holland's military experience. This is by no means comprehensive, in that it tends to focus on air and land forces, with much less to say about the Dutch naval tradition, and the focus seems less than comprehensive across history.... More 

Thank hfulghum
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Part of the magnificent and relatively new Dutch National Military Museum in Soesterberg is dedicated to Genghis Khan. Impressive and worth the effort.

Thank Dick v
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Level Contributor
211 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Genghis Khan? What do we know about him except that he was a great and ruthless warrior? The National Military Museum in Soest is trying to shed light on this extraordinary character. A must see exhibition. It's not only about Genghis Khan and warfare. It's also about the way of life at the time. I most liked the golden saddle... More 

Thank Tanja S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Nice displays, experienced pensioners show you around.Huge airplanes hanging in the hall.Sometimes demonstrations outside.

Thank Leen V
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Genuine collection of old weapon as well as modern armour and airfighter. Mostly updated documentary including recorded interviews of Dutch fighter in Afganustan, a lady F16 pilot who bombed near Serbreniza, and a pilot that had to leave his plane. All other items are preserved cleaned and brightly coloured. Impressing. The visit Takes more than 3 hours and pretty much... More 

Thank Nashio
Level Contributor
116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Very impressive museum, there is lots to see, read and watch, and there are interactive things to do whuch is great (questions but even educational games). The arsenal collection is simply amazing, whole history of cannons, tanks, jeeps and other vehicles, planes, helicopters, you name it!

Thank Andrea v

Travellers who viewed National Military Museum also viewed

Amersfoort, Utrecht Province
Haarzuilens, Utrecht Province
Amersfoort, Utrecht Province

Been to National Military Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of National Military Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from National Military Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?