Westerbork Memorial Centre

The Westerbork Memorial Centre museum charts the lives of camp victims and survivors. Personal stories bring Westerbork to life for children too.

The historical Westerbork site tells the story of over 100,000 people. Of German refugees housed in Westerbork refugee camp in the 1930s and of Dutch Jews who were transported from Westerbork holding camp to concentration camps in the east during World War II.

Westerbork Memorial Centre details life in the camp. Original film footage from 1944, partially equipped barracks, a final farewell from the train, a large model of the camp, a drawing of children playing and many other presentations give the viewer a sense of this haunting past. Personal stories in the films and main exhibition make this era accessible to children too, as do the various alternating exhibitions in the Memorial Centre.