Holland Liberation 75th Anniversary
Battlefield & Remembrance Tour
Liberation of Holland 75th Anniversary Battlefield & Remembrance Tour
France, Belgium & Holland
Includes Juno Beach, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele & more
April 22 - May 8, 2020 (17 days)
In the spring of 2020 our annual Northwest Europe battlefield tour will focus upon the next big anniversary in Holland ... the much anticipated 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.
The Liberation of Holland was brought about primarily by the Canadians, a monumental struggle of service and sacrifice in the pursuit of democracy & freedom. Canadians signed up from across our country, joining forces to sail across the Atlantic Ocean to liberate a people they did not know. As many Dutch people of that generation will say, "thank God they came."
Meanwhile, back in Canada, the Dutch royal family found refuge in Ottawa, where Princess Margriet was born in 1943.
The Dutch people have never forgotten. Each spring the Dutch government sends 100,000 tulips to Ottawa, a heartfelt gesture signalling an unbroken friendship. And each spring, Liberation Tours takes Canadians back to Holland to reflect, remember, and in particular to honour those who fell - and who are forever laid to rest in Dutch soil.
Now, 75 years later, you will become part of this enduring connection between our two nations. It will be an experience of admiration and respect like no other - it will be a truly emotional journey. There is perhaps no better place to be a proud Canadian than Holland in the spring.