The Dutch Cavalry Museum – Amersfoort Netherlands


The Dutch Cavalry Museum gives an impression of the uniforms, gear and vehicles used by the Dutch cavalry over a few centuries, from the day it originated up to the sixties. The start of collecting on cavalry items dates back from 1959 when the founders started to get hold of all what could be found in the Dutch Military arsenals. The items are to be seen in the Bernhard Barracks in the Dutch town of Amersfoort. The Barracks are named after the former Prince of the Netherlands; Prince Bernhard who helped, together with the Dutch queen Wilhelmina, the Allies during World War Two considering the Netherlands and Dutch Troops who enlisted in the Allied Ranks. Staff soldiers, pilots and air crews, sailors and infantry forces like the Free Dutch Forces of the Princess Irene Brigade.

Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
Dutch Uniforms Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
M4 Sherman tanks and a M24 Chaffee tank at the Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017

Uniforms and smaller items and gear can be seen in the Sint Joris building. The armoured vehicles and Tanks can be found outside on the roadside or in the ‘Landsverk building’. Named after the first armoured car of the Dutch Cavalry; the Landsverk L-180. Besides the Swedish built Landverk there are more armoured vehicles and tanks, like the M4 Sherman, the M24 Chaffee, the Staghound Scout car, the M3A1 Stuart, the Canadian Ram Tank and more.

Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
Landsverk L-180 Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
Staghound Scout car Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
M3A1 Stuart Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
M3 Half-track Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017
Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort - Photo 2017
Canadian Ram Tank Cavalariemuseum Amersfoort – Photo 2017

Visit

The museum is on Military grounds therefore you have to identify yourself at the gate. Bring a passport or Dutch driving licence. Openings times are usually on weekdays except Mondays. Check out the website for accurate opening times.
Keep in mind you can’t use electronic payment at the Barracks, they accept cash only. (4 p.p. euros in 2017).

You will find the collection at the Barchman Wuytierslaan 198, 3818 LN in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

 



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