Bezoek een museum of monument in België

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:

Fort Breendonk watch tower
Second World War

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During WWII, Fort Breendonk was a Nazi conentration camp for political prisoners.  While it was not a death camp like the more famous concentration camps in the east of Europe, it was a place of torture and death for the Belgians who fell afoul of the Nazi regime during the war.  It is one of our most highly recommended visits to learn about the unspeakable acts committed by the Nazi regime.  

40-45_memories_museum
Second World War

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A small private museum with its own collection of found and acquired civil and military gear including American appliances and utensils as well as German military and propaganda material objects, badges, weapons, photographs and maps. Built by Frederic Winkin in 2007 is located at 54, rue des Ardennes, 4920 Aywaille, Belgium. The museum is open by appointment and on Sunday afternoon from 14:00 to 18:00

December 44 museum
Second World War

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The December 44 Historical Museum in La Gleize is located at the site where SS Panzer Commander Joachim Peiper was forced to abandon his tanks in the Battle of the Bulge. The museum is dedicated the events on the northern flank of the Battle of the Bulge.  One of Peiper's King Tiger panzers that he left behind is sitting outside of the museum.  There is also a historically interesting bicycle related to the Malmedy Massacre inside the museum.  

Ardennes museum la roche
Second World War

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The Battle of the Ardennes Museum is a small, family owned museum in La Roche en Ardennes.  It has an interesting collection of memorabilia from the war. If you find yourself in La Roche, it is worth a visit.

bastogne barracks mcaulliff
Second World War

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The Bastogne Barracks is located at the site where General McAuliffe had his headquarters during the Battle of the Bulge.  You can visit the actual room where the famous Christmas dinner took place, and where McAullife uttered the word "NUTS!".  The site also contains one of the most impressive collections of WWII military vehicles ever assembled.  The site is owned and maintained by the Belgian military.  Visit their website to book a tour!

Kazern Dossin logo
Second World War

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Kazerne Dossin was a former Belgian military barracks that the Nazis used as a concentration point for Jews before sending them to the death camps in Eastern Europe. It tells the story of what happened to the Jewish citizens of Belgium in WWII, and holocaust.

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.

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