Oosterbeek is known internationally for the Battle of Arnhem. During the Second World War the area played an important role because of the airborne forces and battle of the allied troops in September 1944, as part of Operation Market Garden. The whole year through you can feel the atmosphere around Oosterbeek, especially in September when the village transforms into the airborne area.
- History lovers
- People who like to experience this period in history
- Lovers of beautiful scenery
|1:00 pm||Meet and greet at IC train station Ede/Wageningen|
|1:10 pm||Travel together by Land Rover to the Ginkel heath for meet and greet with coffee/tea and cake in the field|
|2:00 pm||Visit to historical areas that played a crucial role during Operation Market Garden|
|4:00 pm||End of tour|
Description of the tour: A Bridge too far
Historical tour by car • 3 hrs • Group size (2-8) • €90,- pp*
*Booking an experience for only one person costs €160,-
We will meet at IC station Ede/Wageningen. During the tour I will take you back in time with stories and visits to special historical locations, so that you gain a good impression of what happened in that time. It was a massive operation, with a very broad alliance which eventually failed, needlessly taking many victims on both sides. A power struggle amongst the leading generals led to the wrong decisions being taken at crucial points. We start the tour on the Ginkel heath which served as a Drop Zone for all paratroopers during Operation Market Garden. They were to connect with the Allies on the other side of the river. We continue the tour to the John Frost bridge through the Field of Honour to Hotel Hartenstein, which served as the headquarters of the English during the war. Here we will finish the tour and you will have the opportunity to visit the museum by yourself. Seeing the places in combination with a visit to the museum, you will relive the period of September 1944 in Oosterbeek by means of images and sound that you will always remember.
I grew up in this area and from my childhood on I have always been fascinated by the events that took place here in Oosterbeek during the Second World War. My father, who was a teenager at the time, told me about what happened here during the war. Together we walked through the area where many memories remain. Now every year in September I go to Oosterbeek with my daughter and we walk through the surroundings and taste the atmosphere of that period. In this way we keep history alive. Alongside my job in the Financial Markets I have an urge to share what I know. As a business consultant, my profession is about sharing knowledge and educating, so conducting this tour fits perfectly with my job. Looking forward meeting up….
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