Information in English

During the free guided tours I provide at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, I will tell you about the personal backgrounds and sacrifices of approximately ten soldiers, who lost their lives during World War II. You will hear the stories of soldiers from different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and with various backgrounds. Because I show you photos, these soldiers are also given a face. 

Signing up is required and easy. To do so, choose one of the available pre-scheduled dates for a tour in Dutch. Or contact me to make an appointment for a guided tour in English.

Below you will find more detailed information about my guided tours.

Why choose for a guided tour provided by Soldier Stories Margraten?

  • Moving personal stories that will capture the imagination. 
  • Discover the human being behind the cross or Star of David.
  • Become more aware of the human cost of war and freedom.
  • To honor the soldiers, roses will be distributed to be placed on the graves visited.
  • Learn more about the history of the only American war cemetery in the Netherlands.
  • The selection of soldier stories varies every tour and is always diverse. 
  • Guide with 10 years of experience.
  • Suitable for young (10+) and old.

Dates and how to book

  • Guided tours on pre-scheduled dates and on request.
  • Dates can be found in the Agenda on this website. Newly planned tours are added to the Agenda approximately 1-2 months in advance.
  • To join a pre-scheduled tour in Dutch, signing up is required by filling in the digital registration form. This can be done until one hour before the start of the tour.
  • Guided tours will only take place if there are registrations.
  • Please contact me to book an (group) appointment for another date/starting time and for a guided tour in English.


Practical information

  • Participation is free of charge. There is no commercial intention.
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • Starting point: at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten near the Reflecting Pond, right in front of the tower.
  • Available languages: Dutch and English. Tours in English only on request.
  • If a pre-scheduled tour must be canceled due to the weather conditions or, for example, illness of the guide, this will be announced no later than one hour before its starting time, on this website (in the Agenda).


Who is the guide?

My name is Jori Videc (1992). I’m a Dutch history teacher and guide. I started guiding groups at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten about five years ago. Besides my teaching job and guiding groups, I’m one of the authors of the book The Faces of Margraten, they will remain forever young. The Dutch edition of this book was published in 2020. In March 2023, the English-language edition was published to bring the stories of service and sacrifice home. Over 4.000 copies of the book have been sold so far. 


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I hope to meet you at the cemetery to share the soldiers' stories with you during one of my guided tours.