The house, a listed building, is furnished to the atmosphere of the period 1940-1945. The original hiding place and shelter are both still accessible. Markt 12 shows how people in the Netherlands and Germany experienced the war years and how they reacted to the occupation in their personal life. The museum wants to avoid simple answers to a complex history. Although we focus on the stories of Aalten and the community in the border region in the period 40-45, the scope and target are wider.

The Nationaal Onderduikmuseum shows that each situation requires people to make choices, regardless of what country they come from or what faith they have. The historical aspect is updated to the present and the future.

A quick tour:




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