The Memory Vrijheidsmuseum in Nijverdal tells the story of WW2 with a focus on the region of Overijssel. It has an interesting collection of WW2 items, guns and vehicles on display. The museum also has some nice diorama’s displaying scene’s based upon the Battle of Bastogne, Operation Market Garden and the liberation of the Netherlands.
The Bombing of Nijverdal
The Museum building architecture itself is a reference to the the Allied bombing of Nijverdal near the end of the war. On March 22nd 1945 Allied bombs hit the village killing 73 civilians. These bombs were actually meant for the nearby railroad and to dump redundant bombs the airplanes were carrying.
The building stands on one of the spots where the deadly bombs hit the village.
Check out opening times and entree fees at the website of the museum: https://memorymuseum.nl/