Museum review: Eyewitness Museum, Beek (NL)
Yesterday, I visited this new museum in The Netherlands that was opened a little over a year ago by Wim Seelen. It’s near my parents’ home, so it was high time I’d pay it a visit.
I thought it was a small private museum, but inside it’s bigger than it seems from the outside. It contains many unique treasures, especially if you’re interested in American and German paratroopers. The story line in the museum is that you follow a fictitious German paratrooper called August on all the fronts he fought at throughout the war. You can easily spend half an our in the first room alone, that’s how impressive the mannequins are! The heads and hands are made of silicone, with real hair implants and eye and teeth prothesis. These mannequins and beautiful dioramas (the Eastern front snowscape diorama is even air-cooled!) all add to an immersive experience which I think sets the norm for new museums to come.
If you are planning on visiting the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten, be sure to make the small detour for this great museum.
View photos of my visit of the Eyewitness Museum
More information on www.eyewitnesswo2.com
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