The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except on December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays.
The Netherlands American Cemetery is situated
near the town of Margraten in the province
Limburg in The Netherlands. The cemetery
occupies 65.5 acres of gently rolling farmland.
The site was liberated on September 13th
1944 by troops of the US 30th Infantry
Division which were advancing toward the
Roer River in Germany. A battlefield cemetery,
one of the first to be used for interment
of American soldiers who fell on German
soil, was established here on November
10th 1944 by the United States 9th Army.
From the entrance
gate on the south side of the Maastricht
- Aachen highway the approach leads to
a grassed oval. There you will find the
steps leading to the Court of Honor. That
Court of Honor of the Memorial leads to
the tower rising 101 feet above the Court
of Honor, containing the chapel. Behind the
chapel is the burial area. Flanking the entrance
to the Court of Honor on the south is the
Visitor's Building. On the north side there
is the Museum Room where through maps the
liberation of Europe is explained. Engraved
on the Roman Travertine walls within the
museum are three maps embellished with mosaic
and bronze and enamel appliques. The large
map on the north wall records the military
operations from the landings in Normandy
until the end of the war.