The Waalsdorpervlakte is closely linked to the Oranjehotel. At this location in the Wassenaar dunes, about 2.5 km away from the Oranjehotel, the German occupier executed more than 250 people during the Second World War. They spent their last night at 'death row' in the D-corridor in the Oranjehotel, after which they were taken to this place by trucks.
Bronze replicas of the execution crosses are part of the resistance memorial Waalsdorp. Four of the original wooden crosses can be seen in the permanent exhibition. The imposing Bourdon bell, which is rung every year during the National Remembrance Day, was placed in 1959. The monument is managed by the Association Erepeloton Waalsdorp. Do you want to go to the Waalsdorpervlakte on foot or by bicycle? Download the free route below.