Cycling route ‘Venray-Overloon’

Neighbouring villages Overloon and Venray are closely tied by their war history. Both were badly hit during the Battle of Overloon. This cycling route includes 10 locations between both places that are clearly related to the war. Among the most interesting places are: Holthees (Liberation Route audio spot 118), the English military cemeteries in Overloon and Venray, the Overloon War Museum (Liberation Route audio spot 117), the Norfolk monument and the former Vredeskerk in Venray.

Stories with this route

Harrie van Daal

Harrie van Daal

Beleefpunt 4 'Aan de andere kant' Oorlogsmuseum Overloon
Na de Eerste Wereldoorlog heeft Harrie van Daal het slagveld in het Belgische Ieper bezocht. Daarvan is de in 1908 geboren ambtenaar van de toenmalige gemeente Overloon-Maashees diep onder de indruk geraakt. In de Tweede Wereldoorlog blijft zijn Overloon ruim...
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John Lincoln

John Lincoln

Beleefpunt 5 'Aan de andere kant' Venrayseweg Overloon
De 20-jarige John Lincoln is pelotonscommandant bij het 1e bataljon van het Norfolk-regiment. Als onderdeel van de Britse 3e divisie trekt hij met zijn manschappen over de Venrayseweg in Overloon richting Venray. Een week eerder hebben de Britten het front...
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De wachter van de Peel

De wachter van de Peel

Liberation Route Europe Luisterplek 202
Begin oktober 1944 woeden er rondom de dorpen Overloon en Venray heftige gevechten. De Duitsers hebben de kerktoren van Venray, de Wachter van de Peel, ingenomen als uitkijkpost. Zij zien de Britten langzaam oprukken met hun tanks en antwoorden met...
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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