Tours in 2020:
- Spring break: April 28, 2020
- Summer vacation: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28. August4, August 11, August 18, August 25
- Fall break: October13, October 20
- Christmas holidays: December 22 and evening tour December 29 ( attention: start at 19.00)
Open tour: Find out the stories behind the graves!
During the school holidays we have open tours. The tour starts in the information center and continues on the Canadian Cemetery. Our guides tell you about the liberation of the northern and eastern parts of the Netherlands and about the origin and layout of the cemetery. You will also hear impressive stories about the fallen soldiers who are buried in Holten. The tour starts at 2 p.m. and lasts about 75 minutes. The tours are € 3 per person (€ 1.50 for elementary school children).
English spoken audio tour
The English spoken tour leads you around the around the Canadian War Cemetery, kept by the Commonwealth Graves Commission. You'll visit some of the graves and hear the stories of the soldiers who lost their lives during World War II, and were laid to rest in this peaceful setting.
You may download the audio tour from the Voicemap website https://voicemap.me/tour/holten/the-commonwealth-war-graves-canadian-war-cemetery for only $2,99.
Please be respectful of the cemetery and only use headphones when on the walk.
Tailor - made tours
Tailor - made tours are possible on Mondays through Saturdays. This tour takes about 90 minutes, including a visit to the Canadian Cemetery. After the tour the schools receive a study hand-out for classroom use after their visit to the Information Center.
Requests for the tour should be made 3 weeks prior to the visiting day. You can make a request by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tour of about 90 minutes: € 3 p.p. (with a minimum of € 45)
- Cup of coffee or tea with a slice of cake: € 1.50 p.p.
Looking for someone to give a reading for your club or foundation? A volunteer of the Information Center Canadian Cemetery in Holten will give a reading on the Holten Canadian Cemetery at your venue.
With the help of great pictures and a few short films about the Canadian Cemetery, one of our volunteers shows you what the information center has to offer. You will hear about the history of the liberation of the eastern and northern parts of the Netherlands, about the development of the Holten Canadian Cemetery, and about symbolism and commemoration. Apart from these topics –in the context of “Find my story on the Holterberg”- we will focus on some special stories of fallen Canadians buried on the Canadian Cemetery in Holten.
One reading lasts about 2 x 45 minutes and costs € 75, traveling expenses not included.
Do you want to make a request for a reading, or do you have any specific questions? Please contact us: phone 0548-789161 (between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) Email email@example.com