Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein', Oosterbeek
(4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Learn more about the Battle of Arnhem and its history during World War II at Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein'. At the museum, housed in the former headquarters of the British Airborne Division, you'll gain an understanding of the battle, Operation Market Garden, and why the mission ultimately failed. During the battle, which was part of the larger Operation Market Garden, the Allied Forces attempted to capture the Arnhem Road Bridge. Their goal was to create an open route to Germany. You'll also get a window into the effect of the battle on the residents of this quiet town. See displays of weaponry, uniforms, and equipment, as well as photographs, films, and interviews with Allied soldiers. Plan to see Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' and other attractions that appeal to you using our Oosterbeek trip generator.
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  • During my Long weekend in Utrecht I took the Opportunity to visit the City of Arnhem, the site of 'Operation Market-Garden' (September 1944) and the Airborne Museum , in Oosterbeek. The Airborne Museu...  more »
  • This is by far my favourite museum where I find something new on each visit. Obviously it concentrates on the fight for Oosterbeck/ Arnhem and the "bridge too far" but what happened to the civilians i...  more »
  • Very nice collection. Everything was very wide and chronologically explained. There was a face to the stories about the battle of Arnhem. Worth it. Take your time because there is a lot of info to process. The airborne experience down was definitely also worth! Cleverly recreated!
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  • We didn't realise that many poles were involved and the story map was really good too. The basement 'experience' could have been better. All-round a good morning.
  • Awesome museum. It is interactive and very complete. I'm going from Utrecht only for this museum and for the Arnhem bridge. Must to see
  • This is a place you must visit. Very good history lesson. Thank you.
  • Absolutely incredible. Well presented, through, and honest. I learned a wealth of information in our 2.5 hour visit. The basement! Clearly an unexpected pleasure. I will not spoil the surprise here, discover for yourself. Not for the very young, perhaps 12 years and older. Do not forget the War Cemetery just 15 minutes drive. Thanks for a marvelous afternoon.
  • I really loved this museum though this wasn't my top favorite, I must say all the information and texts about the war was very interesting and saddening to see how much hardship people had to endure during the Second World War, they had a very modest but well maintained inventory of times on display, I even really enjoyed the realism downstairs where we could see real scenes from the war just as how it happened. It was a bit shocking but how war is not shocking when millions of people died? Anyway the Golden Coin was an amazing purchase for 2 euros (even though the gift shop one was a bit extortionate) and I like both the post cards and the badges I bought! Really cool place and I would recommend it for everyone who wants to learn more about history. Oh and probably the best part was when I could of hold a real Lee-Enfield in my hands and I'm down with it, it was amazing! I would recommend everyone to check the Memory Museum in Nijverdal too after this one, totally worth it!