Market Garden - Liberation of Nuenen by bike

Introduction

You may have seen the television series "Band of Brothers". Episode 4 depicts Market Garden and fighting in Nuenen by e-506. Popularized and dramatized by this television series many people have become interested in the liberation of Nuenen. Where did they really fight? What did Nuenen look like back then, and what other action took place in and around Nuenen.
 
The story of the liberation is unfolded cycling through the three villages of the municipality of Nuenen. You will get to know why the Germans fortified Nuenen, what other units fought their own battle that day, and how the events of e-506 on September 20th were followed up the next days.
 

Tour highlights

  • Fortification of Nuenen by 107 Pz.Brig. Von Maltzahn
  • Attack on Nuenen by e-506 and B squadron 44 RTR
  • The myth of Soeterbeek bridge
  • Tank fight at Nederwetten
  • Driving out 107 Pz.Brig.
 

Duration

This tour takes half a day. We will cycle about 15 kilometers.
 

Possible tour days

Standard on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays. Other days of the week only by mutual agreement.
 

Price, bookings and payment

This tours costs EUR 24 per person based on a booking for a "mixed group" tour. Different prices for a private tour may apply depending on group size. Prices, terms and conditions can be found here.
 
You can easily book the tour via the booking form on this page, or by contacting me directly. By submitting a booking you agree to our terms and conditions
 
After receipt of you booking request I will verify availability on the tour date(s) requested. If needed I will contact you to discuss details or other options. Presuming a requested tour date is possible I will sent you a confirmation email containting an invoice stating the total amount due and the deposit amount (if applicable) needed to complete your booking. Full payment is due 10 days prior to the start date of the tour.  
 

Transport and pick up location

This is a bike tour. You will have to bring your own bike or rent one in the immediate area. Bicycle shop De Concurrent in Nuenen offers rental bikes. The pick up point as well as other details will be send to you after receipt of full payment.