WINGS OF LIBERATION
Operation Market Garden is one of the most important military events in Dutch history. In September 1944, Allied Forces used glider aircraft to put men and material on the ground in the drop zones adjacent to the present Wings of Liberation Museum.
Follow in the footsteps of the heroes of the 101st Airborne Division and relive the events that would result in the liberation of the southern Netherlands
As one of our visitors put it:
“this helps you recollect a time we must never forget”.
“An impressive place filled to the brim with history of great importance”
The Museum is part of an extensive complex of halls, situated in pleasant woodlands. Learn more about the history of Operation Market Garden and look at unique aircraft, half-track vehicles, jeeps, tanks, gliders, guns and motorcycles that were actually used here at the end of World War II. Then sit down on the terrace at Brasserie Het Boshuys to contemplate what you have seen over a nice lunch, coffee or dinner. For children, we offer a playground with a play castle – with a drawbridge! - and other playground equipment.
Learn how to fly!
The museum offers many different actvities that allow you to customise your visit beforehand. If you contact the museum in advance, you can book a tour of the drop zone area in a historic army vehicle - be sure to include a visit to the Paulushoef which sits at the heart of the glider drop zone.
You can also step into the museum's flight simulator room, sit in one of the original Link trainers or learn how to fly a Dakota aircraft or F16 if you prefer!
Directions and Accessibility
The museum is easily accessible by public transport or car. It is situated to the north of Eindhoven on the N620 between Best and Son, near the A2 and A50 motorways.
It is also fully accessible by wheelchair and tour booklets are available in Dutch, English, French and German.