Gronigen

On May 5th, 1995 on the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands the Liberation Forest was unveiled. This forest is located in the city of Gronigen in Friesland in northern Holland. The citizens purchased 30,000 maple trees and planted them in a woodlot that was during the war the scene of resistance. It sits on a man made island shaped like a maple leaf.

Here you will also find the Plein de ve Werald, which is an information sign, a memorium bench and a memorial that has the names of all the units of the Canadian Army that took part in the liberation of the Netherlands.