Press trip – Battle of the Scheldt

In October, Liberation Route Europe will organize a press trip themed ‘Battle of the Scheldt’. At the end of 1944, this battle took place in the Dutch provinces of Zeeland and the western part of Brabant, as well as the area of Antwerp (Belgium). With a small group of international media representatives, we will visit several historical locations as well as museum and commemorations that are related to the Battle of the Scheldt. The trip starts at the 20th of October and will last until the 23rd of October. The costs for travel and stay can be paid by Liberation Route Europe Foundation. If you are interested in participating, please contact press officer Jeroen van Wieringen:

Below you will find a first draft of the program:

Friday 20

Morning            –           (Arrival at Schiphol and) transfer to Zeeland

Afternoon         –           Welcome by province of Zeeland at Middelburg

Afternoon         –           Visit landing beaches Zeeland

Afternoon         –           Visit Sloedam

Afternoon         –           Transfer to hotel Zeeland

Afternoon         –           Check-in hotel

Evening            –           Dinner at hotel or other place in Zeeland


Saturday 21

Morning            –           Check-out hotel and transfer to Liberation Museum

Morning            –           Visit Liberation Museum

Afternoon         –           Transfer to Fort Breendonk (1 hour 5 minutes), Belgium

Afternoon         –           Visit Fort Breendonk and surroundings

Afternoon         –           Transfer to Bergen op Zoom

Evening            –           Check-in hotel and dinner Bergen op Zoom


Sunday 22

Morning            –           Check-out hotel and visit commemoration at Bergen op Zoom

Afternoon         –           Lunch

Afternoon         –           Visit war cemeteries Bergen op Zoom

Afternoon         –           Visit Brabantse Wal (Black Friday)

Evening            –           Dinner

Evening            –           Transfer to hotel and check-in


Monday 23

Morning            –           Check-out hotel and transfer to Schiphol

Afternoon         –           Departure – end of press trip


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