Start: Berg en Dal End: Berg en Dal Days: 2 Nights: 1 Price: €79

Fletcher Hotel Erica 2 day tour

Nijmegen area is well known for its beautiful surroundings with hills and forests. This oldest city of the Netherlands is however also one of Netherlands heaviest affected cities during the Second World War. Over 2200 citizens did not survive the War. No wonder the remembrance of the history of WWII is still very alive here.

With this package you live through the period preceding the war, experience the occupation, celebrate the liberation and witness the rebuilding of the Netherlands and Europe after the war in the National Liberation Musem 1944-1945.At sunset, you bring a tribute to the Allied soldiers who fought for the freedom of the Netherlands with the Sunset March. A guide will walk along the places where violent fights took place in September 1944 during the 'Operation Market Garden'. Stay the night at the 4-star Hotel-Restaurant Erica, where the grandson of a Dutch resistance hero is the hotel manager. He likes to tell you the stories of his grandfather.

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Tour Operator: Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Erica

Molenbosweg 17
6571 BA
Berg en Dal
The Netherlands
+31 24 684 3514

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Day 1

The tour starts with a guided touring along the places where violent fights took place in September 1944 during the 'Operation Market Garden'. Hotelmanager Marcel Hoogenboom, grandson of a Dutch resistance hero, welcomes you in Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Erica. The hotel restaurant will serve you a delicious 3-course dinner. At sunset, you bring a tribute to the Allied soldiers who fought for the freedom of the Netherlands with the Sunset March at the bridge the Crossing. This bridge has been erected very close to the site where soldiers of the US 82nd Airborne Division crossed the River Waal on  September 20, 1944. The Waal Crossing, which this action is know as, cost 48 soldiers their lives. The bridge is lit by a special light installation. Along the bridge are 48 pairs of street lights, in commemoration of those who lost their lives. At twilight, the streetlights are illuminated one pair at a time, at the pace of a slow march.

Day 2

After a good nights sleep and a good breakfast at the hotel you will visit the National Liberation Museum 1944-1945. Here you live through the period preceding the war, experience the occupation, celebrate the liberation and witness the rebuilding of the Netherlands and Europe.

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