Camp Vught National Memorial

Camp Vught, or Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch, was the only SS concentration camp outside Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Our permanent exhibition gives a personal dimension to a number of historical events. They are told through individual stories of people who had more than 30 nationalities. Their stories remain.

Opening hours & ticket prices

Your ticket is a combi-ticket for a visit to Camp Vught National Memorial and Barracks 1B. Please be aware that Barracks 1B has limited opening hours; the ticket is valid for one visit to Barracks 1B during one month.

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Permanent exhibition

The exhibition “Camp Vught: seven seasons and 32,000 stories” presents the history of Camp Vught through many personal stories and objects. As many as 30 different nationalities are represented in these stories.

Barracks 1B is the last remaining authentic barrack of former Camp Vught. The exhibition “If walls could talk” encompasses four periods: the concentration camp (1943-1944) and the function of the site following the evacuation of the camp in September 1944. 

Family visit (10+)

A family visit to the museum is suitable for children over the age of 10. Visitors aged between 10 and 12 can take the junior audio tour “Behind barbed wire”. It links up with the stories in the permanent exhibition.

Audio tour '"Behind barbed wire"

Execution site

The former execution site at Camp Vught is within walking distance of the museum, hidden in the woods. There is now a monument to the 329 men executed there. The trail is roughly 2.5 kilometres long.

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History

Read more about the construction and history of the camp during the war.

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Tours for schools

More than 30,000 schoolchildren visit the Camp Vught site every year. The tour of the former camp area is suitable for children aged 10 and over. The tour lasts 60 minutes and costs €55. The maximum group size is 25 children; one supervisor per group.
Accompanying adults pay €1.50 for a visit with audio tour.
Your booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email.

Guided tour for adults

The guide will take your group around the former camp area (duration: 75 minutes; max. group size: 25 people). After that, you can explore the exhibition on your own. A guided tour costs €90, plus a €4.50 entrance fee per person. Groups of military personnel, surviving relatives of prisoners and veterans do not pay the entrance fee. A guided tour for groups of youngsters (including scout groups) costs €65.

Combine your guided tour with tea or coffee, a cake or lunch in our museum café which has splendid views of the lunettes (old fortifications).

Prices:
Tea/coffee: €1.75
Tea/coffee & Dutch apple cake: €4.25. The delicious Dutch apple cake is supplied by a bakery run by staff with special needs. Other cakes are available on request.
Lunch: €9.50, two sandwiches, currant bun, coffee and tea.
More substantial lunch: €14, as above plus a sausage roll (or vegetarian variant) and juice.
Lunch is available from Tuesday to Saturday only, due to other catering activities at the weekend.
Please reserve lunches two weeks before your visit. We can cater for a maximum of 35 people in a group deal; in the case of larger groups, please ask about the options. One option is that we can vary the times of the guided tour and refreshments to accommodate more people.

Book a tour & contact

You can fill the form below or contact Liesbeth Prijt or Jessica Gommers from Monday to Friday or call (+31) (0) 73 656 6764. Once our staff have processed your reservation, you will receive an email with a confirmation.Please inform us of any changes to the size of your group at least two working days (Monday to Friday) before your visit.

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 former execution site (without tour guide);
• watching a film ("Camp Vught in the classroom" with subtitles – €25, 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.
We look forward to welcoming you.

Read more about accessibility
Check the house rules and the terms and conditons for visitors. For groups: read the booking conditons.
Any questions? Please mail info@nmkampvught.nl 

Booking form

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Directions

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