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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 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 forest, 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.
Most international visitors, both students and regular visitors, visit us in groups. You can book a tour in the language of your choice. Parking at Camp Vught National Memorial is free. The museum also offers free parking space for coaches nearby.
The exhibitions are billingual; Dutch and English. An audioguide is included in your entrance ticket.
Barrack 1B (Barak 1B) was opened after restoration in 2013. Barrack 1B is the last remaining barrack from Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch: a unique war heritage site and remembrance site. The exhibition covers four periods:
- The concentration camp (1943-1944)
- The evacuation camp for German citizens from the border area (1944-1945)
- 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 obligated to live here in the past eighty years converge here at the Barrack 1B site. Stories that tell of doubts and hope, dreams and ideals. About conscious choices and chance, about traumas and taboos.
Education pack for schools
You 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. 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.
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 € 80,00 plus € 4,50 per participant (max. 25 people). No entrance surcharge for relatives of former prisoners, military and veteran groups.
Tours for school groups are only €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 by email.
Please note that only guides from the memorial 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 – € 25,00, max. 80 persons);
• arranging a meeting with a guest speaker.
If you would like more information about these activities and the costs, please contact us.
Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught
5263 NT Vught
Tel: +31 73 656 6764
Opening times Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught
Mondag – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5pm
4 May (Dutch Remembrance Day) 10am – 5pm (no guided tours)
5 May (Dutch Liberation Day) 10am – 5pm
25 & 31 December
1st of January
Barak 1b (Barrack 1B):
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 12am – 5pm
Public and school holidays – subject to change, please contact email@example.com
Barrack 1B is situated on the halfway point of the Lunettenlaan. Take a left after the ‘Geniemuseum’ into Astorias and turn left after 50 meters. There is limited parking space available nearby the barrack (Atlantis 1B, 5263 MC).
25 & 31 December
1st of January
Entrance fee (combi-ticket):
Buy your tickets in the museum
€ 11,00 adult
€ 5,50 10 – 17 years
Audiotour included (English/French/German)
No cash, cards only: PIN/Visa/MasterCard/American Express
You can also purchase tickets beforehand via Tiqets.
Visit 9292 to plan your travel by public transport.
You can best travel by train to ‘s-Hertogenbosch Central station (about an hour trip from Amsterdam). From 's-Hertogenbosch there is a bus service, number 207. The bus stop is 300 meters from the memorial. The bus leaves 10 minutes to the hour (trip is about 20 minutes). Payment possible with OV-Chipkaart; no cash or credit cards.
You can also take a NS Zonetaxi from ‘s-Hertogenbosch station.
© 2021, subject to change. Translation: Scherphof Vertalingen