12.00 & 15.00 | Free entrance


At the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, there has been a musical tribute every year since 2006; a classical concert that befits the unique location. This in commemoration of the fallen soldiers who gave their lives in the Second World War for the liberation of the Netherlands, and to celebrate the liberation of the Netherlands in September 1944, which started in the south of Limburg.

The 16th Liberation Concert will take place on Sunday September 19. Because of corona measures, also this year, two identical concerts will be held. The cemetery is closed on Sunday September 19 for non-ticket holders. More info will follow soon.


Missing soldiers honored after Liberation concert

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A special ceremony was held yesterday at the end of the 15th Liberation concert. US ambassador Hoekstra (U.S. Embassy), governor Theo Bovens (Province Limburg), mayor Akkermans (Gemeente Eijsden-Margraten) and NATO general Vollmer placed four rosettes on the…



Free entrance

From 10:00              Cemetery opens for ticket holders only
12:00 & 15:00          Liberation Concert 2020 (no interval)

The Programm of the 16th Liberation concert follows soon.


ADDRESS Amerikaanse Begraafplaats 1 6269 NA Margraten

BY CAR Coming from the A79 or Maastricht. A79 take exit Cadier and Keer / Vaals. Follow N278 through Cadier and Keer towards Margraten / Vaals. Continue to follow N278 until you reach the American Cemetery. There is ample parking space at the cemetery.

Coming from the A76 or Parkstad. A76 take exit 7 (Vaals / Simpelveld). Follow the N281 in the direction of Vaals until the N278. N278 direction Maastricht through Nijswiller and Gulpen to Margraten. Follow Rijksweg direction Cadier and Keer / Maastricht until you reach the American Cemetery.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT Line 350 direction Aachen Hauptbahnhof or Maastricht, get off at the stop ‘Amerikaanse Begraafplaats’.

BY BICYCLE The American Cemetery is easily accessible by bicycle. You can take the bike path along the N278 Maastricht-Vaals. Bike stands are available at the cemetery.



Anyone can attend the concert, admittance is free. Because of Covid19 registration and reservation is obligatory. Because of social distancing measures we only have 700 seats available for each concert. There are special places available for the handicapped and one companion. The concert takes place at the American Cemetery and several special rules apply here: visitors should behave in a respectful and quiet manner and respect the crosses. We advise you to dress modestly, even in hot weather (no shorts or sleeveless t-shirts). Making of audio- and video recordings of the concert -other than accredited press- is not allowed. Also it is not allowed to bring large bags. Pets are not allowed.