Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels / Museum Wings of Liberation
The liberation of the South of the Netherlands during World War II is the central issue in the Wings of Liberation Museum Park. Documents, photographs, audio-visuals, memorabilia etc., illustrate the backgrounds and causes which led to the outbreak of the war. The occupation, suppression and finally the liberation of the Netherlands are covered extensively. In a number of halls different important events from the Second World War are visualized by means of dioramas. The museum park is situated in the area where, on the 17th of September 1944, airborne units of the 101st US Airborne Division landed as part of the Operation 'Market Garden'. Special attention is paid to these landings, because they were the start of the liberation of the Southern part of the Netherlands. A reconstructed typical Dutch scene, in which original vehicles and equipment are placed, recalls the days of the Second World War.