Maastricht and WWII

Maastricht and WWII

Start: Maastricht End: Beek Days: 3 Nights: 2 Price: upon request

Maastricht and WWII

This program will allow your pupils to understand this conflict and how civilians lived during this dark period. The south Limburg region witnessed the first incursion of the Allied Forces into the Netherlands and therefore is the place where the liberation of the Netherlands had begun.

These historic places immortalize for ever our duty of remember.

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Tour Operator: Envol Espace

18 Rue Claude Bloch

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Day 1

Travel to Maastricht and walking tour to discover the city, its history and anecdotes about the life during the Second World War.

Day 2

Departure to the city of Margraten and a unique visit of the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands. The U.S. 30th Infantry Division liberated this site on 13 September 1944. Here rest 8 301 American military and was designated a cemetery and monument to the Fallen on 10 Novembre 1944.

In the afternoon, return to Maastricht and through a labyrinth that once counted more than 20,000 galleries, an experienced guide takes you underground to visit Zonneberg caves, where the inhabitants of the city took shelter during the war. End the day with a visit of the Natural History Museum.

Photos of day 2

Day 3

Departure northwards to the city of Beek to visit the Eyewitness Museum. The museum tells the story of the fictitious German paratrooper August Segel who joined the German forces in 1935. After the invasion of the Netherlands he fought in Russia, in Normandy, in the Ardennes and all the way to the Streets of Berlin. His story is used as a framework for the different dioramas in order to provide more background information about the various battlefields.

Photos of day 3