Beleef de vrijheid!
Erlebe die Freiheit!
   Experience freedom!

About us

From history came forth a modern museum, situated in Groesbeek between hills and woods and located on one of the most beautiful spots in the Netherlands (near Arnhem, Nijmegen and the German border). History is brought back to life again at the Liberation Museum 1944-1945.

Mission statement

The National Liberation Museum 1944-1945 is an historical museum covering the liberation of the Netherlands in 1944 and 1945, the events leading up to the liberation and the consequences thereof in a regional and international perspective. The museum not only commemorates, but also keeps the liberation story alive in a modern way and tries be a permanent reminder especially for young people, against fascism, discrimination and intolerance.
The museum is classified as a Registered Museum.

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The ‘Stichting Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945’ has 5 full-time staff members assisted by 120 volunteers.
The daily management is in the hands of the director, drs. Wiel P.H. Lenders.



  • Rosie the Riveter

    A homage to the women who worked for freedom
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  • Liberation Festival & Children’s Flea Market

    Sunday 18 September 2016, the annual Liberation Festival will once again be organised at the National Liberation Museum in Groesbeek. This year sees the 25th anniversary of the festival.
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  • Guided tours for the blind and visually impaired

    Looking with your hands is allowed.
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  • November 11th donation from Canada to the Netherlands

    Liberation wooden shoes from Canada return to the Netherlands.
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  • October 25 Lili Marlene at the Liberation Museum

    How a 'Schlager' made history and became the greatest hit in WW2.
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Please support us in keeping the liberation message alive.

The Liberation Museum receives almost no grants and is kept operational by a few paid staff members and more than 100 volunteers. All financial support is very welcome!

Please send your donations to:
IBAN: NL14RABO0117428876
Made payable to: The Liberation Museum, Groesbeek, The Netherlands

Thank you for your donation!