Welcome to Battlefield Discovery!

Battlefield Discovery conducts research on battlefields in our history and offers battlefield tours to individuals and groups. More specific: those places where battles and skirmishes were fought during World War Two in North Western Europe.
 
Most locations -- small and large -- where fighting took place still show scars and other signs of battle. Combined with the official historical accounts, personal accounts of people involved, local knowledge of the surroundings as they were in those days, and these traces of war tell the story of our history. By combining those elements history becomes more than a story of the past ... it becomes a discovery tour back in time!
 

Discover a battlefield yourself in our battlefield tours

 
Are you interested in militairy history yourself? Or are you looking for a way to make history tangible for your students or scouting group? If so, a battlefield tour is a great way to learn about history and understanding it more profoundly. Whether you want to explore the battlefields of Market Garden (Hell's Highway), The Ardennes, Veritable/Blockbuster, or another battlefield, having Battlefield Discovery as your guide makes your battlefield tour visit an even more valuable experience.
 

A program fitting you / your group 

Battlefield Discovery offers battlefield tours for both private and mixed groups up to 8 participants. But larger groups are also possible. For instance, your class or scouting group. Battlefield Discovery provides specific programs for larger groups, schools and scouting groups.
 
Check out the battlefield tours page to view our standard battlefield tours to different locations. Besides these standard tours Battlefield Discovery also provides bespoke tours, tailored to your specific interests. If you are looking for bespoke tour to these or other destinations, just contact me to discuss the options.
 
 

It's like a journey back in time

A battlefield tour by Battlefield Discovery can be given in different ways. By car or van, your own tour bus, but also by bike and in some locations even walking. Whatever the manner of transport Battlefield Discovery takes you back in time. Not only will you just visit the different locations (like in a sight seeing tour), but you will also be explained in detail the events that took place there, and how the surroundings and other circumstances as they were back then were of influence. It goes without saying that we will visit some well known, sometimes even (in)famous locations of a battle. But also lesser known locations holding interesting stories will be discovered.  
 

News

  • New tour dates published for non-private tours This fall a number of non-private tours are planned. Anyone interested to go on one of these tours is welcome to book a seat, as long as the tour ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2015, 02:22 by Edwin Popken
  • Veritable / Blockbuster battlefield tour On May 5th and 6th 2015 Battlefield Discovery organizes the battlefield tour Operation Veritable/Blockbuster on both days. If you are interested to join these tours, you can book your ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2015, 08:12 by Edwin Popken
  • Planned dates summer and spring 2014 published The dates for the pre-planned battlefield tours for spring and summer 2014 are now published on the site. You can join our battlefield tours on one or more of ...
    Posted 14 Apr 2014, 07:35 by Edwin Popken
  • Documentary on liberation Nuenen on local television station The past few weeks Battlefield Discovery participated in the production of Lokale Omroep Nuenen on the liberation of the municipality of Nuenen in September 1944. This documentary is shown on ...
    Posted 29 Sep 2013, 01:44 by Edwin Popken
  • New tours by Battlefield Discovery We extended our line of standard battlefield tours with some new tours in the Ardennes and Operation Veritable/Blockbuster. The Ardennes Offensive or Battle of the Bulge will hardly need ...
    Posted 26 Aug 2013, 09:10 by Edwin Popken
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