Dutch fighting forces

The Nationaal Militair Museum takes you through the military history and future of the Netherlands.

You can stroll among cannon, aircraft and tanks, and hear the personal stories of the people behind the forces who chose to make our peace and security their job.

Military masterpieces such as the Leopard 2A6 tank make a big impression.

As soon as you set foot in the Nationaal Militair Museum, you enter a world of armed forces and travel no fewer than 5,000 years back in time. Be sure to see the Leopard 2A6 battle tank which has been the flagship of the Dutch army for two years, and listen to the personal and sometimes harrowing stories from soldiers. If you’d like to drive a tank or fly an F-16, there are simulators in the interactive zone, Xplore.

Hey, did you know?

The Nationaal Militair Museum stands on the site where the Airborne Division of the Royal Netherlands Army was founded in 1913. The collection is impressive, as is the building that houses it, with its glass facade and spectacular roof spanning 110 x 250 metres, the equivalent of five football pitches!

  Nationaal Militair Museum
Address: Verlengde Paltzerweg 1, Soest
Online: www.nmm.nl

Nationaal Militair Museum