The Waalsdorpervlakte (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋaːlzdɔrpərˈvlɑktə]) is an open place in the dune area "Meijendel" (The Hague, the Netherlands), where between 250 and 280 members of the Dutch resistance were killed by the Germans during World War II.[1] It is also the site were the top Nazi collaborators were executed.[1]

Bell on the Waalsdorpervlakte (used during the commemoration events)

Following the liberation of the Netherlands, Anton Mussert, the leader of National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands, was executed here on 7 May 1946.[2]

It is one of the main locations where on 4 May "Remembrance of the Dead", a yearly commemoration of victims of World War II and other victims of war, is held.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Waalsdorpervlakte". Den Haag.com (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Dutch Nazi Executed," Amarillo Globe, 7 May 1946, p. 1
  3. ^ "De Herdenking (The commemoration)". Erepeloton (in Dutch). Retrieved 4 May 2012.

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Coordinates: 52°6′56.2″N 4°20′12.36″E / 52.115611°N 4.3367667°E / 52.115611; 4.3367667