Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the Freedom Museum in Groesbeek has been closed for almost 10 months in the past 15 months. For a museum that receives only 3% of structural subsidy per year, this is quite a challenge. The financial need is high: even with the museum’s reopening on 5 June 2021, it expects a substantial deficit at the end of the year. The support it has received from governments and funds, however crucial and supportive, is insufficient to cover the entire deficit. The museum must not fall over or become paralysed! For this reason, the Freedom Museum has started a large crowdfunding campaign calling on people to donate to the museum, so that it can continue to spread the message of freedom. Support the museum and donate via:
• IBAN: NL14RABO0117428876 • BIC/SWIFT: RABONL2U • Made payable to: Vrijheidsmuseum
Welcome at the Freedom Museum
The Freedom Museum is located in the beautiful green and hilly landscape of Groesbeek. The museum is close to Germany and right in the area of two of the most important operations on the Western Front during WW2: Market Garden and Veritable. It is a tourist attraction for young and old, from home and abroad. The visitors experience the fascinating Story of War and Freedom without Borders in both the Netherlands and Germany, Europe and beyond. There is never one story. A multifaceted image of the Second World War is created through various perspectives, in the context of the history of the 20th century and current events. The visitor is challenged to think critically about freedom then and now, full of experiences, interactivity and museum masterpieces.
The sustainable building itself, the 12-meter high Dome, is also an attraction and has a strong resemblance to an enormous parachute. From the terrace you have a panoramic view of the historic landscape.
Corona entry pass in the Freedom Museum
The museum is a location where there is a continuous flow of people which means that as of 25 September 2021, you do not need a coronavirus entry pass to visit the Vrijheidsmuseum. Additionally, you do not need to make a reservation before you visit the museum and you can stop by at any time. For groups with more than 10 people, we do recommend you to make a reservation beforehand. See: link
Corona entry pass necessary for museum café ATTENTION: However, if you, as an individual or part of a group, want to enter the museum café during your visit to the museum, a corona entry pass and proof of ID will be required for anyone aged 13 years or older.
There are 4 ways to receive a corona entry pass:
Dutch COVID Certificate (proof of vaccination) provided by the RIVM or GGD
International EU COVID Certificate
Proof of recovery: Proof that you tested positive for COVID-19 at least 11 days ago, but you tested positive no longer than 180 days ago.
Negative test result: A negative result from a test administered less than 24 hours before the event.
If you have a corona entry pass you can visit the museum café. The QR code on your corona entry pass will be checked very quickly, we will register your presence by listing your phone number and carry out a health check. After this check, you are immediately able to enjoy our various treats and the beautiful view of the historic landscape of Berg en Dal.