The Betuwe 18 September 1944 until 5 May 1945.
The area between Arnhem and Nijmegen ,,the Island"
There where a lot of hard battles between the Allies and the Germans,
a total of 16 different nationalities where fighting in this area.
132 aircrafts crashed and 60.000 people had to be evacuated.
The Betuwe was turned into a warzone.

In the Betuws War museum ,,the Island" is a complete overview of
this heart rending history.
The museum was opened in April 1999.
A lot of objects are donated in 45 years by veterans and people
living across "The Island".
To see are five diorama's in which all 16 different nationalities
are processed. Weapons, photography and many personal objects are
make it complete.
Almost every object in the museum has its own story.

There is a guide for you to give a guided tour.

As an extra supplement to the Island history there is also a diorama
of the Dutch army in May 1940. (Betuwelinie)
Regularly changing exhibitions are there in the museum.


May: Two Exhibitions :

* Dutch army May 1940.
* The Liberation of the Island May 1945.

August:   Belgian Brigade Piron

From September till the end of November:

British, Polish and American paratroopers on the Island.

The museum is open from February till the end of November:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

from 13:30 - 17:00 hour.

In November and February you can visit the museum
only by appointment !

Monday, Tuesday, Easter, Whitsun's days

and the months December and January.

Dutch Liberation day :
5 May opened from 10:00 - 12:00 and from 13:00 - 17:00 hours.

Operation Market-Garden :
From wednesday 19 September up to and including sunday 23 September.

Open every day.

Openings times: 10:00 - 12:00 and from 13:00 - 17:00 hour.

Voluntary gift starting from 4,00 per person.

Groups of more than 15 people, on appointment only !

            You are very welcome in :

              The Island Museum

  Betuws Oorlogsmuseum
  ,,The Island" 1944-1945.

Onze Lieve Vrouwestraat 36.
6666 AL Heteren
The Netherlands (Holland)


+31 26 47 222 85.


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