Discover the war stories from Venray and surroundings

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Venray and Overloon, geographically and historically connected

Read about the Battle of Overloon and the liberation of Venray

Unlock the past with contemporary experience spots in the app

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Impressive sights reveal the stories

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Several routes Connect different perspectives on the war

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Cycling route ‘Venray-Tienray’

Cycling route ‘Venray-Tienray’

This cycling route brings you along 10 locations that are clearly related to war, between Venray and Tienray, which offered a shelter to many people in hiding during the war. 

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Cycling route ‘Venray-Overloon’

Cycling route ‘Venray-Overloon’

Remember the Battle of Venray and Overloon by this cycling route along 10 locations between both places that are clearly related to the war. 

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Car route NED-GER

Car route NED-GER

This approximately 75-kilometer-long car route takes you across the German border to four places with a World War II past, three of which are also part of the audio spots series of the Liberation Route.
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Cycling route ‘On the other side’

Cycling route ‘On the other side’

This special cycling route (59 km) connects two remarkable places: the German War Cemetery in Ysselsteyn in Limburg and the War Museum in Overloon in Brabant.

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Car route 'On the other side'

Car route 'On the other side'

The beautiful car route 'On the other side' was originally developed as a bicycle route and with some adjustments now also available in this form as a car route.

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Discover and experience the war history of De Peel

Venray and its surroundings have many locations, sights and activities that are related to the history of the war. What happened here in World War II should never be forgotten. Venray Remembers uses unique images and personal stories to show the special war history of the municipality of Venray and the surrounding area.

Fierce battles, impenetrable land and forests, powerful artillery, but especially the people who have experienced this: they are all part of the very personal and poignant war stories. Who were these heroes and what impact did World War II have on them and on society?

Read the personal stories, follow the beautiful walking, cycling and car routes and see the war past from a different perspective and through a unique app. A modern way to let young and old relive the past in a positive way. Lest we forget!

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READ THE WAR STORIES FROM DE PEEL

George Renda en Aloysius Gonsowski

George Renda en Aloysius Gonsowski

Experience point 2 'On the other side' N270 Brabant and Limburg border
October 1944. Heavy fighting ravages Overloon. On the Kamphoefweg George Renda and Aloysius Gonsowski, two soldiers 1st class of the C Company of the 48th Armored Infantry Battalion of the 7th American Armored Division, are hit by German artillery fire.
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The Watchman over the Peel

The Watchman over the Peel

Liberation Route Europe Luisterplek 202
In early October 1944, fierce battles are raging around the villages of Overloon and Venray. The Germans are using the Venray church tower, the Watchman over the Peel, as a lookout post. They can see the British forces slowly advancing...
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Captain Timmermans

Captain Timmermans

Experience point 1 'On the other side' German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn
As a voluntary conscript, Lodewijk Johannes Timmermans is imprisoned for a short time after the capitulation in May 1940. When the occupying force calls on him to go into captivity again in July 1943, he goes into hiding with his...
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The Battle of Overloon

The Battle of Overloon

Liberation Route Europe audio spot 117
One of the fiercest battles in the Netherlands during World War II takes place near Overloon. American and British armoured divisions are locked in battle with German tanks and troops. On October 12, 1944, Overloon is almost completely destroyed by...
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Whether right or wrong, we are all human

Whether right or wrong, we are all human

Liberation Route Europe audio spot 203
How difficult is it for people to find reconciliation with an enemy? How many generations do you think it takes? One man, Lodewijk Johannes Timmermans, worked here at the cemetery in Ysselsteyn for 28 years despite the wounds he incurred...
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Refugee

Refugee

Liberation Route Europe audio spot 118
On September 27, 1944, because the Germans were expecting an Allied attack, they order the population of Overloon and the villages to the east to evacuate immediately. A stream of refugees begins. This village, Holthees, has 420 inhabitants. It provides...
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Download the unique app and experience the past

The free Venray Remembers app shows the past as you have never seen it before. Download the app, take the car or bicycle or go on foot and follow a beautiful route in De Peel. Follow the instructions in the app to project an augmented reality video at the indicated locations and become part of the story that happened there.

View the war past from a different perspective and through this unique app. A modern way to let young and old relive the past in a positive way. Let’s keep remembering!

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Download de Venray Remembers app

Download the unique app and experience the past

The free Venray Remembers app shows the past as you have never seen it before. Download the app, take the car or bicycle or go on foot and follow a beautiful route in De Peel. Follow the instructions in the app to project an augmented reality video at the indicated locations and become part of the story that happened there.

View the war past from a different perspective and through this unique app. A modern way to let young and old relive the past in a positive way. Let’s keep remembering!

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Download de Venray Remembers app