Sights

The impact of World War II is still very present in many places in Venray and the surrounding area. Make it a memorable day. It is all worth a visit.

German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn

German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn

Address: Timmermannsweg 75, 5813 AM YSSELSTEYN

Here you find the graves of more than 31,598 burials, mainly German. Most of them died during World War II.

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War Museum Overloon

War Museum Overloon

Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM OVERLOON

The first museum in Western Europe about World War II has been located on the former battlefield in Overloon since 1946. The museum shows interactively the huge impact World War II had and how it mainly affected ordinary people.

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Venray War Cemetery / Military Cemetery of the Commonwealth

Venray War Cemetery / Military Cemetery of the Commonwealth

Address: Hoenderstraat 99, 5801 CJ VENRAY

Venray War Cemetery is a military cemetery located on Hoenderstraat in Venray. The cemetery opened on 30 December 1946.

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Overloon War Cemetery

Overloon War Cemetery

Address: Vierlingsbeekseweg 57, 5825 AT OVERLOON

Overloon War Cemetery is a British cemetery at Vierlingsbeekseweg in Overloon.

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Sint Petrus’ Banden Kerk / Big Church

Sint Petrus’ Banden Kerk / Big Church

Address: Monseigneur Goumansplein, 5801 CP VENRAY

The Sint Petrus’ Banden Church in Venray is a Gothic church from the 15th century. The church tower was blown up by the Germans in 1944 and was later restored.

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Venrays Museum

Venrays Museum

Address: Monsigneur Goumansplein 1, 5801 CZ Venray

The Venrays Museum is a small-scale cultural-historical museum of Venray and its surroundings with a permanent collection and a changing exhibition.

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Wehrmacht house Heide

Wehrmacht house Heide

Address: Janslust 5, 5812 AT HEIDE

In World War II, the Germans built checkpoints where they used large searchlights and radars to intercept Allied aircraft.

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Wehrmacht house Oirlo

Wehrmacht house Oirlo

Address: Pauwweg 5, 5805 BM OIRLO

In World War II, the Germans built checkpoints where they used large searchlights and radars to intercept Allied aircraft.

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Wehrmacht house Venray

Wehrmacht house Venray

Address: Overloonsweg 28, 5804 AV VENRAY

In World War II, the Germans built checkpoints where they used large searchlights and radars to intercept Allied aircraft.

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Castle ruin Blitterswijck

Castle ruin Blitterswijck

Address: Kasteellaan 20, 5863 EB BLITTERSWIJCK

Blitterswijck Castle was destroyed near the end of World War II. Only a few remnants are left but an information boardprovides visitors with a description of the castle.

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Caste ruin Geijsteren

Caste ruin Geijsteren

Address: Maasheseweg 2b, 5862 AB GEIJSTEREN / Wanssumseweg 2, 5862 AA GEIJSTEREN

This castle was built in the 13th century. It was successively destroyed, rebuilt and bombed.

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Mill ‘Nooitgedacht’

Mill ‘Nooitgedacht’

Address: Grootdorp 93, 5815 AN MERSELO

During World War II, the mill in Merselo housed about 80 people in hiding.

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Norfolk Monument

Norfolk Monument

Address: Overloonseweg 30, 5804 AV VENRAY

Monument in honour of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Norfolk Regiment.

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(Former) Peace Church

(Former) Peace Church

Address: Kennedyplein 18, 5801 VH VENRAY

The Christ the King Church, better known as Peace Church, is a former church at Kennedyplein in Venray.

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Exposition 40-45

Exposition 40-45

Address: Veerweg 14, 5863 AR BLITTERSWIJCK

Exposition 40-45 is a small-scale private museum with an impressive and diverse collection from World War II. The museum is open by appointment only.

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Liberation Route audio spot 117 The Battle of Overloon

Liberation Route audio spot 117 The Battle of Overloon

Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM OVERLOON

This is one of the audio spots of the Liberation Route Europe, an international remembrance trail that connects milestones of modern European history. You can listen to a personal story at every audio spot via the LRE website.

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Liberation Route audio spot 118 Refugee

Liberation Route audio spot 118 Refugee

Address: Gildestraat 21, 5824 AA HOLTHEES

This is one of the audio spots of the Liberation Route Europe, an international remembrance trail that connects milestones of modern European history. You can listen to a personal story at every audio spot via the LRE website.

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Liberation Route audio spot 119 Hattert Castle

Liberation Route audio spot 119 Hattert Castle

Address: exit Overloonsweg 4-6 OVERLOON

This is one of the audio spots of the Liberation Route Europe, an international remembrance trail that connects milestones of modern European history. You can listen to a personal story at every audio spot via the LRE website.

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Liberation Route audio spot 201 Stand firm at all cost

Liberation Route audio spot 201 Stand firm at all cost

Address: Wanssumseweg 2, 5862 AA GEIJSTEREN

This is one of the audio spots of the Liberation Route Europe, an international remembrance trail that connects milestones of modern European history. You can listen to a personal story at every audio spot via the LRE website.

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Liberation Route audio spot 202 The Watchman over the Peel

Liberation Route audio spot 202 The Watchman over the Peel

Address: Monseigneur Goumansplein 3, 5801 CP VENRAY

This is one of the audio spots of the Liberation Route Europe, an international remembrance trail that connects milestones of modern European history. You can listen to a personal story at every audio spot via the LRE website.

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Liberation Route audio spot 203 Wether right or wrong, we are all human

Liberation Route audio spot 203 Wether right or wrong, we are all human

Addres: Timmermannsweg 75, 5813 AM YSSELSTEYN

This is one of the audio spots of the Liberation Route Europe, an international remembrance trail that connects milestones of modern European history. You can listen to a personal story at every audio spot via the LRE website.

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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!

More information about the app you find here.

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!

More information about the app you find here.

Download de Venray Remembers app