Camp Vught National Memorial

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Visit Camp Vught

The Camp Vught National Memorial (Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught ) is located on part of the former SS camp Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch, also known as Camp Vught (January 1943 – September 1944).
The combined memorial centre and museum features various exhibitions, a memorial room and wall of reflection. The museum is spread out over several buildings and outdoor areas. A model of the camp, made of natural stone, shows the extensive size of the camp and the many buildings it included. The watchtowers, which were built a hundred meters apart, have been reconstructed. The barrack, rebuilt at half the original size, shows how the prisoners lived. The Children’s Memorial lists the names and ages of the 1,269 Jewish children who were deported in June 1943. There is also a crematorium, where the bodies of prisoners who died or were executed at the camp were burned. The Execution Area is located in the woods, at about a 15-minute walk from the museum. A memorial has been erected here that displays the names of the 329 prisoners who were executed at this site.

The texts accompanying the permanent exhibition at Camp Vught National Memorial are in Dutch. However, the texts for  some temporary exhibitions are often translated into English, e.g. ‘Dancing with the enemy’ (see below). There is an audiotour available in English for individual visitors.
Most international visitors, both students and regular visitors, visit us in groups. You can book a tour in the language of your choice at an advantageous rate. Parking at Camp Vught National Memorial is free. The museum also offers free parking space for coaches nearby.

Barak 1B

Barrack 1B (Barak 1B) was opened in November 2013; all information is bilingual: in English and Dutch. Barrack 1B is the last remaining barrack from Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch: a unique war heritage site and remembrance site. There is no better place for the memorial centre to display the layered history of this site, charged as it is by the events of the past.
The exhibition covers four periods: the concentration camp (1943-1944), the evacuation camp for German citizens from the border area (1944-1945) and the internment camp for NSB members, Dutch citizens suspected of collaboration, and imperial Germans (1944-1949). From 1951, part of the former camp was used as the Lunetten compound and it housed former troops from the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL in Dutch) and their families from the Moluccas. The stories of tens of thousands of people who were obliged to live here in past seventy years converge here at the Barracks 1B site. Stories that tell of doubts and hope, dreams and ideals. About conscious choices and chance, about traumas and taboos.
Watch a film which is part of this exhibition with English subtitles (22 minutes – can take some time to load).

Education pack for schools

Kamp Vught in de klasYou can book a tour and order a pre-visit education pack at the same time. Our pre-visit education pack is called ‘Camp Vught in the classroom’. The film included in this pack is available with English subtitles. The print material will be made available in English in the future. We have two films with English subtitles available, one for primary schools: ‘Lege plekken’ (‘Empty spaces’) and one for secondary schools, ‘Wie helpt mij nu nog’ (‘Who will help me now?’).

View the trailer for ‘Camp Vught in the classroom’ with a voice-over by Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbé.

Guided tours

You can book a tour at the Camp Vught National Memorial, and arrange a date and time in consultation with the staff.
A regular tour for a group of adults costs € 70,00 plus € 3,50 per participant (max. 25 persons).
Tours for groups that are eligible for a discount cost only € 70,00. This applies to: military personnel, veterans, relatives of former prisoners of Camp Vught.
Tours for school groups cost €45,00.
An additional € 10,00 will be charged when you book a tour in a foreign language.

Book a tour & contact

You can contact Liesbeth Prijt or Jessica Gommers from Monday to Friday or call (+31) (0) 73 656 6764. You can also book a tour using our calendar. The available dates for tours are listed here. Flip through the calendar to the date of your visit, click on ‘Kies’ (‘Select’) and then click ‘Boek nu’ (Book now”) on the date of your visit. An online form will then appear to help you finish your booking. Once our staff have processed your reservation, you will receive an email with a confirmation.

Please note that only our guides may give tours at the Camp Vught National Memorial. School visits can only be arranged by appointment.
You may choose to add specific activities to your tour, such as:
• renting a space for your own activity;
• walking to the Execution Area (without a tour guide);
• watching a film (‘Kamp Vught in the klas’ with subtitles – € 15,00, max. 80 persons);
• arranging a talk by a guest speaker.
If you would like more information about these activities and the costs, please contact us.

Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught
Lunettenlaan 600
5263 NT Vught
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 73 656 6764
info@nmkampvught.nl

Opening times Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Monday (April – September)
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 12pm – 5pm
4 May (Dutch Remembrance Day) 10am – 5pm (no guided tours)
5 May (Dutch Liberation Day) 10am – 5pm

Closed:
Monday (October – March)
25 & 31 December
1 January, 10 – 31 January

Barak 1b (Barrack 1B):
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 10am – 5pm
July & August: every day 12am – 5pm
Barrack 1B is situated on the halfway point of the Lunettenlaan. Take a left after the ‘Geniemuseum’ into Astorias and turn left after 55 yards. There is limited parking space available nearby the barrack (Atlantis 1B, 5263 MC).

Closed:
Monday (October – March)
25 & 31 December
1 January, 10 – 31 January

Entrance fee (combi-ticket):
€ 6,00 adult
€ 3,00 10 – 17 years
€ 15,00 family-ticket (max. 2 adults & 3 children)
Entrance free: 1st Wednesday of the month
€ 2,00 audiotour

Visit 9292 to plan your travel by public transport. You can take a NS Zonetaxi from ‘s-Hertogenbosch station.

© 2016, subject to change. Translation: Scherphof Vertalingen