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Het is gelijk of U in België woont, of gewoon hier bent, op bezoek. Er is hier veel te zien en te doen wat betreft de vele offers gegeven voor de bevrijding van Europa. Bezoek een van de musea die het verleden weer tot leven roept, of verken het landschap voor bepaalde gedenktekens en monumenten. Er zijn tientallen musea gewijd aan de Eerste en Tweede Wereldoorlog in België. Hieronder vindt u enkele aanbevolen musea en monumenten:

inflanders_field_museum
First World War

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The In Flanders Fields Museum is Belgium's largest and most well-known museum from the First World War.  It is located in the center of Ieper.

truschbaum_museum
Second World War

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Located in Bütgenbach, the Belgian Army runs the Truschbaum Museum, and it is located on a Belgian army base. It tells the story of Camp Elsenborn. One part of this story is the struggle for the Elsenborn ridge during the Battle of the Bulge in which the "battle babies” of the 99th US Infantry Division distinguished themselves.

101st Airborn Museum
Second World War

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The 101st Airborn Division Museum is located in a historic building in the center of Bastogne.  It not only tells tells the story of the 101st Airborne Division and the other units that fought in and around Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, but it also gives a sense of what life was like for the civilians who lived in their basements while the battle raged above them.  

the_remember_museum
Second World War

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The Remember Museum 39-45 museum is owned and run by Marcel and Mathilde Schmetz as their tribute to the Americans who liberated them. Dozens of American veterans have donated items to the museum, and Marcel and Mathilde keep their memory alive. It is located at les Bèolies 4, 4890 Thimister-Clermont, not far from the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.  The museum's opening hours are limited, so check their website for more information.

memorial_passchendaele_museum
First World War

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The battle of Passchendaele raged outside of Ieper from June to November 1917. Over 300,000 soldiers of the British Empire and over 260,000 Germans were casualties of this terrible battle. The Memorial Museum Paesschendaele tells their story in the broader context of the broader history of the fighting around Ieper during WWII.  It includes reconstructed trenches and dugouts to help the visitor "feel" what the war was like for the men who served and died there.  It also includes an "America House" highlighting the American contribution in WWI and an American section in the "poppy garden."

101st_airborne_division_museum
Second World War

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Located on the Belgian coast just outside of Oostende, Atlantikwall Museum is a preserved section of the Nazi fortifications that ran along the coast of Belgium and France to defend against the invasion that eventually came at Normandy on D-Day.  

baugnez_44_Museum
Second World War

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The Baugnez 44 Historical Centre is an excellent commercial museum located near the site of the Nazi Massacre of American POW’s in December of 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. It tells the story of the war from the perspective of both the soldiers and the civilians in Belgium via an informative audio guide. You will learn a lot from visiting this museum.

Salm museum
Second World War

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The Museum de la Battaille de La Salm is a small museum near Vielsham that is dedicated to the fighting in the area of the river Salm during the Battle of the Bulge. 

museum_hooge_crater
First World War

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The Museum Hooge Crater is on a site where extensive mine warfare took place. In addition to explaining mine warfare, the museum has an interesting collection of weapons and vehicles from the war, including a German tri-plane.

Belgian military history museum
Second World War

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The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History of Belgium is Belgium's national military history museum.  It traces Belgium's military history from the founding of the country through to the current day.  It has a very large collection of WWI and WWII tanks and aircraft, as well as artefacts dating from the Napoleonic period.  If you are in Brussels and are interestd in military history, the museum is very much worth a visit.  

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