The American Cemetery is situated along the State Highway Maastricht-Vaals in the Eijsden-Margraten Municipality in the Netherlands. It is one of the biggest cemeteries in the world the only one in The Netherlands. No less than 8,301 American liberators have been buried here. The white marble crosses and David’s stars remind us of the solders -often young- who gave their lives for our freedom during World War ll.
The cemetery receives some 250,000 visitors each year. The way the crosses are placed and the location in a beautifully sloping landscape all add to the special atmosphere of this cemetery.