This short walk will take you around the Canadian War Cemetery, kept by the Commonwealth Graves Commission, in Holten. 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. Please be respectful of the cemetery and only use headphones when on the walk.
National Park Sallandse Heuvelrug
Holten is located in the eastern part of the Netherlands, close to motorway A1. Leave the A1 via exit 26 or exit 27. Follow the signs "Holterberg" and later the green signs "Canadian War Cemetery".
You can park your car at the Canadian War Cemetery. The audio tour starts at the entrance of the Information Centre, next to the cemetery.
If you travel by train: Exit at station Holten and take the nice path (sign Beukenlaantje) up north from the railway station and follow the signs Canadian War Cemetery (20 minutes walk).
Places to stop along the way:
Information Centre, Stone of Remembrance, Cross of Sacrifice, various graves of the soldiers. Approximately 1 kilometre from the cemetery is a small tourism centre with a cafeteria, restaurant and a Nature Museum.
Best time of day:
The cemetery is open from sunrise till sunset. At Remembrance Day (November 11), the Dutch memorial day (May 4) and Christmas Eve (December 24) there are ceremonies at the cemetery.
Please be respectful of other visitors. Please don't use phone speakers in the cemetery - headphones only.