Information in English
Several times a month I provide guided tours at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten. During these tours, I tell the stories of about 10 to 15 fallen American soldiers in approximately 1.5 hours. These soldiers are either buried here or memorialized on the Walls of the Missing. You and, for example, your family, friends and/or acquaintances are very much welcome to participate.
Guide, history teacher and author of The Faces of Margraten
The memorial walks (guided tours) usually take place on Saturdays and Sundays. During the local school vacations also on some weekdays.
The dates and start times can be found in the agenda on this website. Available dates are announced approximately two months in advance.
- During each memorial walk, the stories of about 10 to 15 fallen American soldiers will be told.
- Participants will be given the opportunity to lay a rose on the grave of each soldier we visit.
Pre-registration is required. This can be done until one hour before the start of the walk. If there are no registrations for a specific date, the walk will not take place.
Pre-registrations can be made by filling in the digital registration form.
Participation is free of charge.
If a guided tour cannot take place due to very bad weather or an unforeseen reason (for example, illness of the guide), this will be announced on the day of the tour, one hour before its starting time, on this website (in the agenda).
In principle, the stories will be told in Dutch. Would you prefer a tour in English? Please contact me by email. Then we will search for possibilities together to make an appointment. For example, we can possibly arrange that the English-language tour for your family or (small) group starts right after a planned Dutch-language walk is completed.
The walks are intended as a personal tribute to the soldiers. There is no commercial intention. My only intention is to share the important stories of service and sacrifice.
During the walks, visitor rules established by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) are in effect at all times.
I also have a Facebook page.
I hope to meet you on the cemetery to share the soldiers' stories with you during one of the walks.
Author of the book The Faces of Margraten, they will remain forever young (2020 and 2022)
History teacher since 2015
9 years of experience as a World War II guide
Developer of educational materials about the cemetery in Margraten and World War II
Member of several World War II memorial foundations, including The Citadel Memorial Europe Foundation