Learn more about the atrocities of Nazi Germany on an interesting guided full-day tour. On a guided walking tour in the historical city of s-Hertogenbosch you will get a taste of what it was like to live in a Dutch town during the Second World War. In the afternoon you’ll visit Camp Vught National Memorial, the former SS camp that was operational from January 1943 to September 1944. See the combined memorial center, museum, memorial room, wall of reflection and the horrific gas chambers on an audio-guided tour.
After a 70-90 minutes drive from Amsterdam you'll arrive at the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Take a guided walking tour to visit several places related to either the occupation or liberation. Hear the stories of the people who had experienced it, as well as the stories of soldiers participating in the liberation of the city.
After some free time for lunch you’ll drive to the Camp Vught National Memorial, during the Second World War also called Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch. Camp Vught holds a special Place in Dutch history of WWII, it was the only official SS concentration camp in occupied northwest Europe. The memorial and museum is located in a forest in Vught and is spread out over several buildings and outdoor areas.
The watchtowers, which were built a hundred meters apart, have been reconstructed. The barrack is rebuilt at half the original size, shows how the prisoners lived. The Children’s Memorial lists the names and ages of the 1,269 Jewish children who were deported in June 1943. There is also a crematorium, where the bodies of prisoners who died or were executed at the camp were burned.
Finally on you will drive to the Execution Area, located nearby in the woods, to see the memorial that was erected here displaying the names of the 329 prisoners who were executed at this site.