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National Military Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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This museum brings the history of all the wars the Netherlands was in which basically is the story... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
Make plenty off time for your visit.

A fantastic collection of planes and guns that show the growth and strength of the Dutch armed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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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 on display air force dutch history well worth a visit couple of hours personal stories public transport interesting collection cold war many years nice area food drinks only downside military equipment top floor interactive attractions first floor
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Marjo1187
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Pipersash
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I am the first to admit I am no fan of military museums but this one has changed my perspective totally. I normally approach anything military with an anti violence view but saw a whole new aspect at the Nationaal Militair museum. The museum is...More

Thank Les D
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Very nice museum for young and old. It’s easy to reach by car or bicycle, but hard by public transport. Parking your car or bicycle is for free and there are sockets available if you want to charge your electric bicycle. The whole museum Is...More

Thank Frank v
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

This is a very well executed museum, with a fluid and dynamic set up, and a range of exhibits that cater for all age groups. As noted, the museum interweaves the personal stories of the Dutch men and women who make up the armed services...More

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Great museum! Very well organized, and very interesting. If you have kids, don't miss the Xplore - lots of things to touch and play with.

Thank Patrícia G
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum with our two sons age 10 and 12 and we had a superb time. The museum is beautiful, very informative and has a lot of interactive games for older children/adults. We spent 5 hours in the museum and left because of...More

Thank Margot C
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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.