Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught

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Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught

Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Reservation necessary Camp Vught National Memorial (Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught ) is located on part of the former SS camp Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch, also known as Camp Vught (January 1943 – September 1944). The museum is spread out over several buildings and outdoor areas. A model of the camp shows the extensive size of the camp and the many buildings it included. The watchtowers, which were built a hundred meters apart, have been reconstructed. The barrack, rebuilt at half the 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 an authentic crematorium. Audiotour available Dutch/English/German/French (included); free parking. Payment at reception: only PIN/VisaCard/MasterCard/American Express. Closed 26th September 2021
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Jan S
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands250 contributions
One of the major memorials of WWII in the Netherlands. Consists of 8-minute film, exposition and reconstruction of barracks. Impressive and educating. Only very small part of the huge size of this Nazi camp is shown. Visitors should imagine the size by projecting the maquette on real world dimensions.
Written 11 August 2022
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sjbrewer1960
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands17 contributions
Couples
Visited to show our respect and to find out more about this camp. I was disappointed, plenty of information to read but the actual camp is mostly, if not all, reconstructed and it all feels very new rather than the moving experience expected. We have been to Auschwitz previously and found that profoundly moving. The memorials are well made and these people should never be forgotten but not sure this isn’t more orientated to being a tourist attraction and thats worrying.

Some information was translated but not all and the electronic information system isn’t easy to use because it’s handheld and not headset, as us the norm.

A good point is they supply folding stools that are easily carried for those that need to sit occasionally.

Not all staff spoke English and I heard one being quite rude to a Canadian visitor that needed help, I stepped in to help.

If you travel by public transport please be aware that the 207 city bys was a great route going but for the return the minibus turned up already full which meant an hour to next one so we had to arrange an uber.
Written 3 August 2022
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Michael R
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This "site" is a must see. Should we forget the past, we are destined to repeat it. The education and preservation of the site are very well done.

My suggestion is to add more interactive displays and educational content that would help educate younger attendees. (Check out the US Holocaust Museum's Passports, they help to connect visitors of all ages to the events of the day.
Written 23 July 2021
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Pascal
Novigrad, Croatia17 contributions
Business
A perfect representation of the horror the humankind is capable of.

When I left the camp the only question in my mind was : Why, why why.

It’s a must see for everyone who have no idea how fast your safe world can change in a nightmare.
Written 22 September 2020
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Thank you for your interest and appreciation!
Written 8 October 2020
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,209 contributions
Friends
We partook in a self-guided English tour of Kamp Vught in what is an incredibly sobering and somber occasion, but one that’s filled with great amounts of detail, artefacts and real-life accounts.

It begins with a short seven-minute film that details reasons why the camp became what it was, and so prevalent in The Netherlands, before moving on to an exhibit and tour of the grounds. There are lots of moving sections including the monument to murdered children but, as an experience, it was one I will remember for a long time, and the history behind Kamp Vught’s existence will forever be a reminder of evil overcome by grit and bravery.

A real must if you’re staying in the area like we were – we cycled from 's-Hertogenbosch in less than twenty-five minutes.
Written 9 August 2020
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Thank you for you interest and commitment. Good idea to visit the museum by bicycle!
Written 8 October 2020
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Martijn P
Best, The Netherlands1,105 contributions
Couples
Up-to-date museum with great exhibition in both dutch and English. Impressive personal stories, items and video’s. Recommend spending half a day here.
Written 17 June 2020
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Thank you for your visit and kind review.
Written 30 June 2020
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R. K. V.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,095 contributions
Family
A very well maintained and instructive view of the war in relation to the Netherlands. Well maintained and well done
Written 14 June 2020
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Thank you for your visit and review.
Written 30 June 2020
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Brian A
Stratford, Canada68 contributions
Family
Need 2-3 hours for full experience with audio tour and upcoming new building. Seriously an eye opener of what happened in these camps during WWII. Anger and Sadness! We had our 15,12,10 year old boys with us who definitely need to see and understand this.
Written 1 October 2019
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Thank you for your interest and appreciation. You are welcome to visit the memoria again after reopening (december 2019), with a new exhibition in Dutch and English, filled with new stories, images and films concerning the camp history. We offen guide British school groups as well with a tour adapted to their school level.
Written 2 October 2019
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Me-from-the-UK
UK149 contributions
This visit is to a very small part of the overall site of the war-time Kamp Vught. It contains the original crematorium and a few reconstructed buildings and guard towers. A large diagram on the ground makes it clear that you are barely on the original site.

There is a free audio guide, which contains a lot of helpful information.

When I visited there was a MAJOR bit of building work going on - it looks like a massive new interpretation centre and museum is being built, but for the moment the entrance is rather offputting and confusing and not all of the stops on the audio tour exist.

Separately, and some distance walk / cycle away, is the execution site, now the Nationaal Monument. That is truly a terrible place for what has happened there yet is an a wonderful opportunity for meditation on how we are now.

Once the building work is finished, I'm sure that this will be a much better place to visit. But even now, it is well worthwhile.
Written 27 September 2019
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Thank you for your visit. The renewed memorial centre is reopend last week by the King Willem-Alexander. Now you will find a bilingual exhibit with many stories, objects and photos concerning the history of the camp. We kept the doors open almost all year since closing would be more problematic with visitors coming from everywhere. Possibly the new exhibit can be a reason to visit us again!
Written 4 December 2019
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Jaime A
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia19 contributions
Kamp Vough was one of the Nazi concentration camps in NL during WWII, from here thousands of Jews and NL political prisoners were deported to other Nazi camps in Poland. It is a journey into the history of humanity in one of its darkest passages. Highly recommended to go to the nearby forest where many prisioners were shot.
Written 3 July 2019
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Thank you for interest!
Written 8 July 2019
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