1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Small-Group Camp Vught National Memorial Tour

Product ID: 220998
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Step back in time on a journey which will show you what it was like to live in The Netherlands during World War II. enjoy an interesting walking tour in the historical city of s-Hertogenbosch, and visit the former SS camp Vught National Memorial.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided walking tour through the city of s-Hertogenbosch
  • Walk through the Camp Vught National memorial
  • Take a small-group tour for a maximum of 8 people
  • Get a taste of what it was like to live in a Dutch town during World War II
Full description
During this guided walking tour, you will visit several places related to either the occupation or liberation. You will hear the stories of the people who had experienced it, as well as the stories of soldiers participating in the liberation of the city. Backed up with photographs, maps and visible traces of that period, you will gain an exclusive insight in what life was like in the 1940-1945 era.

After some free time for lunch, you will drive to the Camp Vught National Memorial. Throughout World War II, this area was also called Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch. Camp Vught holds a special place in Dutch history of the Second World War. It was the only official SS concentration camp in occupied North to West Europe. The memorial and museum is located in a forest in Vught and is spread out over several buildings and outdoor areas. The watchtowers, which were built a hundred meters apart, have been reconstructed. The barrack, which has been rebuilt at half of its original size, shows how the prisoners lived.

The Children’s Memorial lists the names and ages of the 1,269 Jewish children who were deported in June 1943. There is also a crematorium, where the bodies of prisoners who died or were executed at the camp were burned. You will then drive to the execution area, which is located nearby in the woods. A memorial has been erected here, displaying the names of the 329 prisoners who were executed at this site. In the late afternoon, you will drive back to Amsterdam, marking the end of your tour.
Includes
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance and audio tour at Camp Vught National Memorial
  • Guided walking tour through s-Hertogenbosch
  • Free WiFi on the bus
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78. (Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side) at 09:00AM

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Important information
Please bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Minimum numbers apply, there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements (in the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund)
• Infants must sit on their parent's lap
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended