Bridge To Liberation Experience Arnhem

Bridge To Liberation Experience:

September 13th till Sunday 18th we remember the ones who fought for us during WW2, and/or gave their lives for us. This year we can celebrate our 70 years of freedom. After the war was over in ’44, there was not much left of Arnhem. The whole city had to evacuate and people returned in ’45 to a city still very much in ruins, but tried to make the most of it and return to “normal life”.

This week in September there are loads of activities concerning veterans, WW2/Battle of Arnhem and learning about this part of Arnhem history.
Agenda:

Sunday Sept 13th:

-Bridge to Bridge run. Sounds like fun? Then sign up here

 

Friday Sept 18th

-Bridge to the future conference.(in Dutch) Sigh up here .It starts at 1.30pm.

-Free tours at the “Musis Kwartier” in a double decker bus, or in a English taxi at Velperplein. Between 10am and 5pm.

-Airborne memorial at the Berenkuil (Airborneplein). Starts at 8.30pm.

Bridge To Liberation Experience. Head on over to the John Frost Bridge and find a place to see a multi media spectacle. A film will be shown, you’ll see the battle of Arnhem through the eyes of a British soldier. There will also be music by Dutch artisits such as Blaudzun, Van Velzen, Giovanca, Niels Geuzenbroek and the Gelders Orchestra.

 

Saturday Sept 19th

-Wartime Tunes in “Kingstreet”(Koningstraat). Bubbles and Boa’s will perform wartime tunes.

-Airborne Battle Wheels “Race to the Bridge”. Old army vehicles “race” from Renkum trough Oosterbeek to the John Frost Bridge. They will take off at 2pm in Renkum and will be in Arnhem around 3pm.

-Free tours at the “Musis Kwartier” in a double decker bus, or in a English taxi at Velperplein. Between 10am and 5pm.

-Movie: “A Bridge Too Far”. Open air cinema at the “Stadsblokken”. This is where the story actually took place back in 1944 so it is quite a special event! Bring your own chair, sweater, blanket. September can be a little cold at night.

bridge too far

Sunday Sept 20th

-Airborne football match. Vitesse VS De Graafschap. Special match, veterans get a warm welcome, there will be drum bands and bagpipes from England, The Netherlands and Germany.


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