BTA44 verzorgt basis én maatwerktours voor individuen, kleine en grote groepen over de Slag bij Arnhem, van zowel de Duitse als de Britse kant gezien.
Battlefield Tours Arnhem 1944
Unit specific tours, tracing your relative's footsteps!
A German training unit on a scheduled field training exercise successfully delayed the approach of 1 (UK) Airborne Division to the centre of Arnhem by about nine hours. How and why this unit commander could react so effectively will become
The German requirement to retake the Arnhem road bridge was urgent and critically important as it was part of the main supply route for the defence of Nijmegen. The road to Nijmegen needed to be cleared of enemy obstacles as
With Lt Col Frost’s 2nd Parachute Battalion, 1 Parachute Brigade cut off on the bridge and and the halting and expulsion of the other British para units from the town, this was an important phase for the Germans during the
After the surrender of Lt Col Frost’s 2nd Battalion, 1 Parachute Brigade on the bridge, the withdrawal of the other British units from Arnhem and the digging in of the remainder of 1(UK) Airborne Division in Oosterbeek, the eventual capture
A battlefield tour tailored to your wishes All battlefield tours can be conducted from either Allied or German perspective or any combination. All durations (full or half day(s)) and/or combinations are basically possible. However ask before booking and I am...Read more
WEBINAR: “ALARM!”” FALLSCHIRMJÄGER!”
On May 26, 2020, at the invitation of fellow Battlefieldtour Guide Joël Stoppels, I gave a webinar about the German (re)actions on the airborne landings of 1 (BR) Airborne Division near Arnhem in September 1944: Operation Market Garden. This link goes to the YouTube view of that webinar.
Review 2 day Customised Tour
Dirk provided an superb, in-depth tour that surgically dissected and analysed "The Battle", it's progress (which was provided almost as a running commentary as it happened during those days) and it's ultimate, tragic failure. We got to learn personally about the combatants from all sides (which was refreshing) and the tour was interspersed with revealing anecdotes that made this tour come alive and provide a human touch. We left inspired to learn more about the astonishing courage to these men.
★★★★★ Dirk provided the most comprehensive tour possible. He made it very personal with stories of individual Soldiers. Dirk took us through the progression of the battle. Our tour began at the cemetery where Dirk introduced the fallen Soldiers, and ended at the bridge. The pace and rhythm of the tour was perfect for us. Dirk has done extensive research and shared documents in his binder.
1.5 day private tour Arnhem & The Island
★★★★★ Dirk is an excellent guide and a fabulous person. I reached out to him a few weeks before my visit to Arnhem, he is extremely professional and prompt with a detailed agenda covering the tour. Every piece of the tour is scheduled so no time is wasted. His knowledge of the battles and equipment is unmatched. If you want to lean about the details of the battle and the experiences of the local population as well as military strategy Dirk is a must hire. From the location selection to the personal stories he draws you into the Europe of September 17th 1944. I cannot recommend him highly enough and I am happy to submit this review.
Full day private tour Arnhem
★★★★★ Thank you and your wife for a wonderful day visiting the battlefield sites of Arnhem. We will always remember the interesting stories and history of Arnhem. It was a rewarding day and we loved your company too.
No tour (yet)
★★★★★ While I haven't taken your tour, I've been very impressed by the prompt, professional and pleasant way you've corresponded with me. I fully expect you'd bring those same qualities to the tours you lead.
The Battle at Arnhem, also known as the Battle for Arnhem, was part of a larger Allied operation called Operation Market-Garden. It was led by the British in September 1944. The whole operation was intended to seize a number of...Read more
Review Custom Tour
★★★★★ Thank you so much for your wonderful tour of the Battle of Arnhem. Your attention to detail, use of maps and photos, really put you back to September 1944.
Review 1 day Custom Tour
★★★★★ I had excellent communication with Dirk prior to my arrival in Arnhem. He sent me a comprehensive itinerary, I identified a few points of interest that I wanted to see and he adjusted the itinerary to cater for my needs. He arrived promptly at my hotel, Dirk was friendly and I immediately felt at ease with him. The whole tour exceeded my expectations, it was comprehensive and developed my knowledge of the battle. Dirk knows his subject intimately, I totally recommend him as a guide, thanks.
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