Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for the Netherlands
The Battle of the Scheldt: The Netherlands & WWII – Mini-Cruise
Often overlooked and referred to as “The Forgotten Battle”, The Battle of the Scheldt holds a prominence in the collective memory of the Dutch people, in particular the local Zeeland population. The Amphibious opening of the Western Scheldt became even more significant, due to the failure of “Operation Market Garden” and with visits to the Westkapelle and the Landing Museum, discover the brave soldiers who risked their lives to liberate this beautiful region. As well as this, see the War Memorial Causeway in Middleburg that commemorates the Scottish and Canadian soldiers who died during Operation Mallard in the Netherlands. Also, visit the Zeeland Liberation Museum and time permitting; pay your respects to the fallen at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Bergen Op Zoom. Throughout the Netherlands, there are commemorations to the victims and events of WWII and we can personalise the tour to suit your group, depending on your historical interest.
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Dates throughout 2021
Cruise from Hull
Arrive in Hull and we board our cruise ship for our overnight cruise to Rotterdam. Whilst on board enjoy dinner in The Kitchen or The Brasserie restaurants. After dinner, relax in one of the bars on board and enjoy the entertainment.
WWII: Cemeteries, Museums & History
Upon arrival in Rotterdam, take a scenic drive across the archipelagos towards Westkapelle, here visit the Landing Museum (Polderhuis Westkapelle), before heading to Middleburg. Enjoy a guided city tour of Middleburg followed by a visit to the War Memorial Causeway. The memorial commemorates the French soldiers who were killed in May 1940 during the Battle of Zeeland and the Scottish and Canadian who died during Operation Mallard in 1944. Enjoy osme free time to explore Middleburg before travelling to Liberation Museum Zeeland. Then travel to Bergen op Zoom to see the Commonwealth War Cemetery before travelling back to Rotterdam for your return journey.
Return to UK
Arrive in Hull early morning and continue your journey home.
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