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Overloon War Museum

Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon, The Netherlands
+31 478 641 250
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Cracking Visit

We visited Overloon War Museum whilst on a trip to Holland and I cant say enough good things about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robin S
Great historical museum

We visited Overloon war museum in September for a day. It has a number of great displays and... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
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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 3 weeks ago

We visited Overloon War Museum whilst on a trip to Holland and I cant say enough good things about it. Cracking displays with tasteful vignettes illustrating the different roles that the soldiers carried out, a good representation of the vehicles used by all sides during...More

Thank Robin S
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Robin, thanks for your fantastic review. And we'll be most happy to have you again, someday!

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Overloon war museum in September for a day. It has a number of great displays and presentations, mostly concerned with the effect of WW2 on the Dutch. Overloon was the sight of the biggest tank battle in WW2. It was humbling to be...More

Thank dogmantraveller
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear Dogmantraveller, thanks a lot for your visit and your review here on TA. Furthermore we value your opinion regarding the online English tool, available in our new exhibition. As we have implemented this only recently, we are curious to know how this works out...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Impressive museum, on one side an good impression on what war meant for the population. And a nice collection of vehicles and a few aircraft. Worthwhile of a visit!

Thank Ruud v
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hello Ruud, thanks for your review. You are right, the museum shows two different faces, but we are trying to integrate those two into one. We just need another 1-2 years to finish that job. So, in due time, please do visit us again!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

My kids wanted to visited a war museum with tanks. They weren't disappointed. The first section of the tour were collections from families living in the region of overloon during the awful WWII battle. Being in Netherlands the exhibition was not in English but you...More

Thank MarieSkillicorn
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Hello Marie, we love your review!! Thanks for your kind words. And a warm 'Thank you' to your boys too! A massive warehouse it sure is ...

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We visited after a suggestion by a pair of locals in nearby Leunen and were we ever impressed! You'd think a small town would have a small museum but this place is cavernous. Admission is on the high side at 20 EUR but it's privately...More

Thank Canada27
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Dear Canadians, thanks for your review and we value your judgment of the admission price (which is currently 15 euro for adults). We are working on the English spoken exhbition text which will be available through wifi as well. As you have described, we should...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This museum would be of great interest to those who have a passion for military vehicles of WW2. A very informative display focussing upon the impact of WW2 on the Dutch people

Thank Rachel C
Erik1964, General Manager at Overloon War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thanks for your review, Rachel, we highly appreciate your opinion!

Reviewed 10 August 2017 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 11 August 2017

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

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Darren A
8 November 2015|
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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
8 July 2015|
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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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