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Museum asks public for support

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
• 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

Visitors from 13 years old and over are obliged to wear a face mask. From 6. November 2021, you need a coronavirus entry pass to visit the Freedom Museum. A corona entry pass and proof of ID will be required for anyone aged 13 years or older. School visits with pupils up to 17 years old are excluded. They can visit the museum without a corona entry pass. 

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. The QR code on your corona entry pass will be checked very quickly and we will carry out a health check. More information about the corona entry pass is available on

The Freedom Museum is a location where there is a continuous flow of people which means that you do not need to make a reservation before you visit the museum and you can stop by at any time. Group visits or tours (max. 10 people), with or without a guide, are possible at the moment. School visits for educational purposes are also possible (for every 15 students you will need 1 museum guide). For these options you will need to make a reservation through: attn Group reservations.

When you visit the museum, we advise you to follow the basic RIVM COVID rules to control the spread of coronavirus; Wash your hands, keep a 1,5 meter distance from others, stay at home if you have symptoms.