De Grebbeberg

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Grebbeweg 123
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The Grebbeberg is a hill in the southeastern tip of the province of Utrecht.

In 1940, the Grebbeberg was the site of an intense battle, during which more than 400 Dutch soldiers lost their lives. The Battle of the Grebbeberg was the largest-scale, best-known battle on Dutch soil. The fortifications on the site remind us of this.

Battle of the Grebbeberg
During the German invasion of the Netherlands, from 10 to 14 May 1940, the German army tried to break through the Grebbe Line. After three days, a Dutch counterattack failed and the Dutch army was forced to withdraw. Because the battle took place within a space of only two by three kilometres, the Battle of the Grebbeberg was the most intense battle to ever take place on Dutch soil.

Military War Cemetery
Immediately after the Dutch Army capitulated, a military cemetery was established on the Grebbeberg. More than 800 soldiers who died during the Second World War are buried here. More than half of them fought in the Battle of the Grebbeberg.

Guided tours
To commemorate the bloody battle, tours take place providing background information on the Grebbeberg. During a 3.5-hour walk, a professional guide will tell you more about the history of this site.

The price per person is €5. Children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult can go on the tour free of charge. Sign up via +31 (0)317 61 23 33 or email info@vvvrhenen.nl.

The Grebbeberg is a hill in the southeastern tip of the province of Utrecht.

In 1940, the Grebbeberg was the site of an intense battle, during which more than 400 Dutch soldiers lost their lives. The Battle of the Grebbeberg was the largest-scale, best-known battle on Dutch soil. The fortifications on the site remind us of this.

Battle of the Grebbeberg
During the German invasion of the Netherlands, from 10 to 14 May 1940, the German army tried to break through the Grebbe Line. After three days, a Dutch counterattack failed and the Dutch army was forced to withdraw. Because the battle took place within a space of only two by three kilometres, the Battle of the Grebbeberg was the most intense battle to ever take place on Dutch soil.

Military War Cemetery
Immediately after the Dutch Army capitulated, a military cemetery was established on the Grebbeberg. More than 800 soldiers who died during the Second World War are buried here. More than half of them fought in the Battle of the Grebbeberg.

Guided tours
To commemorate the bloody battle, tours take place providing background information on the Grebbeberg. During a 3.5-hour walk, a professional guide will tell you more about the history of this site.

The price per person is €5. Children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by an adult can go on the tour free of charge. Sign up via +31 (0)317 61 23 33 or email info@vvvrhenen.nl.

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