The Infocentre WW2 is a historic, touristic and educational information point. It aims to provide visitors of Nijmegen and its surrounding areas with the best introduction to the stories, heritage sites, events and museums linked to World War Two. Start your visit in our Experience for a better understanding of what WW2 meant for Nijmegen and its surroundings. Moreover, you will see how history is kept alive at different historical locations. The centre also functions as a starting point of historical city walks, group packages and educational programmes.
Interactive wall On a large interactive wall you can get an impression of what you can see, do, and experience in Nijmegen in connection to WW2. Think of historical sites, monuments and museums. In a short time, learn about major historical events such as Operation Market Garden and the Rhineland Offensive, be inspired by all that the surrounding area has to offer and then venture out! What will you visit after the Infocentre WW2?
The Experience The Experience takes you through all that has happened to Nijmegen and its surrounding areas during World War Two. It lets you experience how the war effects all of us. The Experience takes approximately 10 minutes. There are 24 seats and 2 additional wheelchair spots.
The Mystery The battle of Nijmegen has started. The members of the Van Noordenburg family have lost sight of each other. Son Jan is in a bomb shelter and asks you for your help to find his family. Step into the true story of the Van Noordenburg family. In this mystery you look for clues and learn about the history of Nijmegen and the surrounding area during Market Garden. Can you help Jan find his family? Suitable for visitors from +- 9 years and older.
Hologram display case Our hologram display case is unique in Nijmegen. In it, masterpieces about the Second World War from various regional museums and archives are projected in 3D. Think of a pram used during the evacuation of the Betuwe and a molten wine glass from the shop window of the V&D that reminds us of the bombing of 22 February 1944. Where new technology and history meet.
City under Siege Curious to see what famous spots in Nijmegen looked like in the 40s? You can see how these places were touched by the war in a collage.
Infopoint Did the interactive wall and the experience pique your interest? At the infopoint you can find out more and get a complete overview of events, museums, monuments, heritage spots and audio stones. Use the infopoint to map out your own route to discover the rich history of WW2 in the region.
Shop In our shop you can find a diverse range of products. Everything from literature about WW2 to special souvenirs and presents. For more information you can visit our page about the shop.
Education room The Infocentre WW2 has an education room that can be used to prepare or discuss exercises with a group. The use of this room for one hour costs €50. The space holds room for a maximum of 20 to 25 students. Are you visiting the Infocentre WW2 with an educational programme? Then the price for the use of the room is included. For more information or reservations you can contact our division for group reservations through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre and film room Are you visiting the Infocentre WW2 with a group of 50 to 150 people, and do you wish to create a special programme with, for instance, an introduction, reading, and/or (introductory) movie? Please contact us through email@example.com.