Beleef de vrijheid!
Erlebe die Freiheit!
   Experience freedom!


Municipality of Groesbeek

Groesbeek lies amongst hills and woodlands close to the German border and Nijmegen. A municipality full of atmosphere with the villages of Breedeweg, Berg en Dal, Groesbeek, Heilig Landstichting and De Horst. These villages underline the picturesque countryside with hollow lanes and buildings worth visiting. If you’re looking for surprising places in the country, for shopping, cosiness, sports or cultural diversion, you are at the right place. Groesbeek will reinvigorate both body and soul...and you will notice it!


If you’re planning a stay in the region, there are various overnight accommodation options. For more information and bookings please see: ,

Rambling and cycling in the region
The following publications are on sale in the museum shop:

  • “Wandelen in Groesbeek”: through countryside to culture. Routes through the hills surrounding the Liberation Museum, Africa Museum and the Museumpark Orientalis.
  • “Wandelen over de grens”. A walk through the 20th century border area of Groesbeek and Kranenburg.
  • “Fietsen zonder parachute”. Cycle tour through historic sites of Operation Market Garden.
    In the summer, the Liberation Museum also organizes guided cycle tours on this subject. See ‘Events’ for more information.
  • “Fietsen over de grens”. A cycle route through the 20th century border region of Nijmegen, the Gelderse Poort, de Duffelt and Elten.

- In co-operation with the Liberation Museum, the “Stichting Wandelen in Vrijheid” (Walking in Freedom Foundation) organizes the annual Euregio Freedom Walk. This cross-border walk, with optional distances of 5 to 40 km, takes place in September. For the exact date, see ‘Events’ on this website.


The Draisine railcar tour links three attractive places: Kleve'and Kranenburg in Germany and Groesbeek. The route Kranenburg – Kleve – Kranenburg (or vice versa), at a length of about 20 km, is ideal for an extensive tour to explore the Lower Rhine region. On the way there are various sights where you can take a break, such as the Armenveen nature reservation. The second tour, the 10 km long route Groesbeek – Kranenburg – Groesbeek (or vice-versa) crosses borders, whereby the unique view from the Draisine across the Dutch-German border region is especially worthwhile. Arrangements with lunch and museum visit are possible. For more information please see:



  • 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

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