The National Military Museum Presents its Themes

Jul 21, 2016, 05:00 ET from National Military Museum

SOESTERBERG, the Netherlands, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The National Military Museum (NMM) in Soesterberg (The Netherlands) is presenting its themes for the next three years. 2016 is the year of the tank. In the years to come, the focus will be on Genghis Khan, William of Orange and the Cold War. 

Expected over the next few years  

2016: The year of the tank. The tank has been around for 100 years. The NMM will be displaying 'Tank! Back to the future', an art exhibition by Fernando Sánchez Castillo including a sculpture of Tankman, extra tanks in the Arsenal and a brilliant tank event on 27 and 28 August.

2017: Genghis Khan, an empire built on horseback. The NMM will be the first museum in Europe to host this exhibition. Using unique and rare top pieces from Inner Mongolia, the life of Genghis Khan and his descendants will be illustrated.

2018: William of Orange, from nobleman to warlord to freedom fighter! In 2018, it will be 450 years since the outbreak of the Eighty Years' War. The exhibition will demonstrate that one of the most famous Dutch people in history played an important role in terms of warfare and the military.

2019: Two tribes - East and West in the Cold War. In 2019, NATO will celebrate its 90th birthday and it will be 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, which marked the end of the Cold War. It will also be 25 years since the Americans left the Soesterberg airbase. Plenty of reasons to focus on a recent period of history: the Cold War.

National Military Museum  

The National Military Museum (NMM) is the leading museum highlighting the role of the armed forces in the Netherlands in the past, present and future. The museum illustrates this role by means of stories, activities and topical exhibitions that live long in the memory. Alongside six themed areas where the story of the army and air force is told by means of modern museum presentations, there is a huge presentation area in which many impressive collection pieces are on display, such as aircraft, tanks, armoured vehicles and helicopters. The museum invites everyone to come and take a look. For more information, go to or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.   

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