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National Military Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Motor Cycles & Museum

Came to the Kawasaki Motor Show and as well visited the museum. This was a great combination! The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Military stuff and history

If you have seen Washington's Air and Space Museum, this Dutch NMM will be a lot less spectacular... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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In the NMM at the former Soesterberg air base, the past, present and future of the Dutch armed forces come together. See our impressive collection at first hand and experience for yourself the exciting stories of our armed forces at the biggest...more
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Verlengde Paltzerweg 1, 3768 MX Soest, The Netherlands
+31 85 003 6000
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All reviews military museum on display air force dutch history armed forces couple of hours public transport personal stories air base two hours fantastic collection cold war war machines many years interactive games take your time only downside
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the Kawasaki Motor Show and as well visited the museum. This was a great combination! The museum has a big and pretty designed building. There is enough to see for one/two hours. A great exhibition for both young and elderly people!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Splimmie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have seen Washington's Air and Space Museum, this Dutch NMM will be a lot less spectacular but as mr. Trump said "America first" but then as Mr. Lubach - a famous Dutch comedian - has argued “The Netherlands second.” It is an impressive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Henk58
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A nice, modern looking museum with interseting display. Equipment from the three forces together and enough explanation about items.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kscholts30
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Excellent Military Museum locates on the former Soesterberg Air Base. Highly recommend making the visit to his museum. Very little space devoted to Dutch maritime history but a very nice layout of aviation and army history & equipment. Outdoor interactive activities for the family as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GlenOwen1
Reviewed 22 October 2018

if time permits for anyone with a military background or interest in Dutch history. I made the trip from Amsterdam (train to Utrecht then bus 52 to Soeterberg) on a warm and sunny 10th of October. The museum (entry14 Euro) has a scenic rural location...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rchristenquebec
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This museum brings the history of all the wars the Netherlands was in which basically is the story of how the Netherlands was formed over centuries. A brought display of weaponry and also a lot of heavy equipment and planes. Plenty of interactive objects for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marjo1187
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

A fantastic collection of planes and guns that show the growth and strength of the Dutch armed forces. Please take your time for your visit as there's so much to see both inside and outside. Some of the planes are open to visit inside. Easily...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pipersash
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Impressive collection and stunning ways to present the information! We spend there about three hours and decided to come back once more as the first time was not enough to take a look to all the war machines. A lot of information for everyone: old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rasa B
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Very good place for visiting with children. Many weapons and ammunition are exhibited here. You can see how military was developing in historical periods of The Netherlands. Many tanks, planes and canons are located inside of the pavilions but outside are some of them which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank navigator009
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Visited the museum on a Monday with a friend. We figured we would walk around for a couple of hours and see it all. This was a complete miscalculation. Spent the majority of the day and still did not see it all. What stood out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank markj231288
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16 August 2016|
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Response from Montse A | Reviewed this property |
Not specially. I had more information about Indonesia and WWII in Arnhem. There is a museum there speciallised in that subject. Only Indonesia.