War and Freedom in the Land van Cuijk
In the autumn of 1944, the Second World War came to an end in the Land van Cuijk. In many places in the Land van Cuijk, the memory of the war and the liberation is kept alive and we celebrate our freedom.
Our visiting tips:
- War Museum Overloon
- Aspergemonument en Peel-Raamstelling
Guided tours by appointment Theo Peters, telefoon 0485–45 21 30
- Kazemattenmuseum en Thompsonbrug in Grave
The museum is open from April to October on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm;
- Kazemat Katwijk-Zuid
Everdineweerd 27, Katwijk. To be viewed by appointment 06–31089372
- Museum Van Postzegel tot Tank
Groeningsestraat 44a, Groeningen. Opened by appointment 0478–631683
- Herinneringspark Koude Oorlog
Open Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 4 pm
The Crossroads Brabant '40 -'45 foundation, 75 years after the liberation of the southern Netherlands, 75 livechanging stories were told about the Second World War.
Stories from Land van Cuijk:
- Harrie van Daal, founder of the current War Museum in Overloon;
- the sad fate of the war hero who died in solitude George Eardley;
- The fatal talk on the corner of a street in Sint Anthonis, where Colonel Silvertop was killed;
- the personal memories of Willy Sweens of the battle on the Peel-Raamstelling bij Mill;
- the liberation of Cuijk by only two soldiers
Cycling and walking In the Land van Cuijk, the impact that the war had on the region and its inhabitants can also be experienced by cycling and / on foot. Special: the War Museum in Overloon is the first museum in the world where you can cycly right through.