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3 Memorials to explore in Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands literally means 'lower countries' in reference to its low elevation and flat topography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) above sea level, and nearly 17% falling below sea level. Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation that began in the 16th century.

Amerikaanse Begraafplaats
Amerikaanse BegraafplaatsAmerikaanse Begraafplaats, 6269 NA Margraten, Netherlands

Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial is a Second World War military war grave cemetery, located in the village of Margraten. More than 8,000 soldiers are buried at this only American cemetery in the Netherlands. The majority were killed during the liberation of the south-east of the Netherlands in WWII and the advance through Germany.

Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
Groesbeek Canadian War CemeteryZevenheuvelenweg 38, 6561 ES Groesbeek, Netherlands

The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery and Memorial is located about three kilometres north of the village of Groesbeek, Netherlands. The cemetery contains 2,338 Canadian soldiers of World War II. It was built to a design by Commission architect Philip Hepworth. The memorial consists of twin colonnaded buildings which face each other across the grass forecourt of the cemetery, between the entrance and the "Stone of Remembrance."

Lancaster Memorial
Lancaster Memorial6641 KM Beuningen, Netherlands

A majestic memorial that commemorates the crew of the British Avro Lancaster LM325 SR-J that crashed on the spot during the night of 22 to 23 June 1943 in World War II. The bomber belonged to the No. 101 Squadron of the RAF. Six of the seven crew lost their lives.

Map of Memorials to explore in Netherlands