The Battle of Arnhem was a major battle in the Second World War, fought in and around the Dutch towns of Arnhem, Oosterbeek, Wolfheze, Driel and the surrounding countryside from 17–26 September 1944. (This wiki page describes the Battle of Arnhem from day to day. )
It was the biggest battle during WW2 in The Netherlands and left Arnhem in ruins. This lead to the city being evacuated on September 23rd, 1944. About 150 thousand people left their home only to take that they could carry by foot or on a cart. A hand full of people stayed behind such as the police, fire brigade and caretakers of Burgers´ Zoo.
After 7 months people came back to Arnhem where only 1% of the houses were well enough to live in. The Germans vandalized almost all the houses. Tables, plates, bedlinen, windows… nothing was let usable.
To date, many Brits and Americans visit Arnhem to remember the battle with a peak in September on the dates when the battle took place.
We made a list of all the museums, events and interesting places in the Arnhem area that are related to the Battle of Arnhem.
This piece of history scarred Arnhem and should never be forgotten! *Lest we forget*
Freedom Trail Walk / Arnhem
ArnhemLife will provide a guided city tour along the Freedom Trail in Arnhem on September 16/17 and 23/24.
When you are interested in joining our tour contact us at ArnhemLife@gmail.com (subject Freedom Trail City Walk).
May 4th ‘Dodenherdenking’ (Remembering those who fell) / Arnhem @ Jonas Daniel Meijerplaats
May 5th ‘Bevrijdingsdag (Liberation Day) / @ Celebrations in the whole of The Netherlands
September 17th remembering the Battle of Arnhem / Arnhem @ Airborne Monument
We made a list of all the museums and interesting places in the Arnhem area that are related to the Battle of Arnhem.
This piece of history scarred Arnhem and should never be forgotten!