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The Infocentre WW2 is a historic, touristic, and educational information point. It aims to provide visitors of Nijmegen and its surrounding the best introduction to the stories, heritage, events, and museums linked to the Second World War in the area. You start your visit with a vivid experience that will give you a better understanding of what consequences WW2 had for Nijmegen and its surroundings. Moreover, visitors to the Infocentre WW2 will learn how the history is kept alive at different historical locations in the city. The centre also functions as a starting point of historical city walks, package deals, and educational programmes. The Infocentre WW2 Nijmegen is managed by the Liberation Museum in Groesbeek in close collaboration with the organisations engaged with the WW2 remembrance-tourism in the Nijmegen area.
The Infocentre WW2 Nijmegen actively contributes to the fundament of the WW2 remembrance-tourism in the Nijmegen area. The infrastructure of the offer is strengthened through collaboration with more than 50 partners within and outside of the region. The Infocentre WW2 fulfils a key role in the city of Nijmegen and its surroundings. In this manner, (international) visitors are assured to get the best possible introduction to the stories, historical heritage and museums in the region regarding the Second World War.
On a large interactive wall you can get an impression of what you can see, do, and experience in Nijmegen in connection to WW2. Examples are audio stones, monuments, museums, and more. Learn something about great historical events and discover the region. In the experience you are taken through the WW2 history of Nijmegen with historical images. Here you can experience how the war touches us all. The experience takes approximately 10 minutes. There are 24 seats and two additional wheelchair spots.
Curious to see what famous spots in Nijmegen looked like in the 40’s? You can see how these places were touched by the war in a collage. Did the experience wall and the experience pique your interest? At the information point you can find out more and get a complete overview of events, museums, monuments, heritage spots, and audio stones. Use the information column to map out your own route to discover the rich history of WW2 in the region.
In the shop you can find a diverse range of things. Everything from literature about WW2 to special souvenirs and presents. The Infocentre WW2 has an education room that can be used to prepare or discuss exercises with a group. The space holds room for a maximum of 20 to 25 students.