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NATIONAL HIDEOUT MUSEUM

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AALTEN HISTORY

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MUSEUM SHOP & TOURIST OFFICE

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ESCAPE ROOM FOR FREEDOM

When you step into this escape room
you paid with your freedom at the door.
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LIBERATION ROUTE EUROPE

Liberation Route Europe is an international remembrance trail, connecting important milestones of modern European history.
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GUIDED TOURS

The Aaltense Musea offer guided tours of both museums for groups.
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OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM – 5 PM
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NATIONAL HIDEOUT MUSEUM

The National Hideout Museum in Aalten shows how people in the Netherlands and in Germany experienced the war and how they reacted to the occupation in their personal life. Its main purpose is to show that World War II had an immense social and emotional influence on people. The story of the war needs to be told so visitors can understand why people made certain choices.

Markt 12, just a commonplace address in the eastern part of Holland, tells that story. A family, comprising father, mother and a few children, once lived here. Here, some people hid in the attic and the entire neighbourhood found shelter in the basement against bomb raids, while at the same time the local German commander confiscated the large living room to set up his office. All the information is captured in the interior of Markt 12.

Educational and exciting for all ages!

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