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Oosterbeek Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 90 photos

Just outside Arnhem is Oosterbeek, a nice village to look at but especially not to be missed by tourists with a historical interest in World War Two. The place was caught in the crossfire in September 1944, when the Allies tried to capture the bridges over the Rhine. The village never looked the same since. Many things remind of this short but sad chapter in Oosterbeek's history, including a big Allied war cemetary. Still it's a lovely place. Much of the village is occupied by villa's built by ex-colonials who made their fortune in what today is known as Indonesia, which results in a very varied picture. If you like this sort of thing you could easily spend a whole day admiring the details on these houses.

  • Last visit to Oosterbeek: Apr 2002
  • Intro Updated Apr 29, 2004
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  • vichatherly's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2009 at 5:50 AM

    I've just come back from a tour of Holland and enjoyed my time in Oosterbeek.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2006 at 5:40 PM

    Old Church was just on the front page of VT. It startled me. I'll send you a post card to show you why.

  • egonwegh's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2006 at 6:24 AM

    Hi OIaf! So you've seen the original Stages of the Cross by Toorop. The other day, we saw reproductions (!) in Groesbeek. I bet reproductions can be seen in many places ; must go and see the original paintings one day ...

  • steventilly's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2004 at 12:09 AM

    Nice & interesting

  • Pavlik_NL's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2004 at 5:13 AM

    Trip by bike is indeed nice - I do it daily (-: Nice page about a very green place with a turbulent recent history. Groetjes, Paul

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