MAARHEEZE (STERKSEL MONASTERY) CEMETERY
The small village of Sterksel lies in the south of the Netherlands approx 17kms south east of Eindhoven
From the A67 Eindhoven to Venlo motorway take exit 34 (Afrit 34) GELDROP / HEEZE and follow the signs for HEEZE.
Continue for approx 3.7kms (passing through the village of Heeze), turn left at the roundabout and follow direction SOMEREN. Continue for approx 700m and turn right direction STERKSEL onto the STERKSELSEWEG.
Continue for approx 2.5kms, during which the road name changes to HEEZERWEG, and turn left (CWGC sign) onto ALBERTLAAN.
Continue for approx 1.5kms and turn right (CWGC sign) into the car park area of the Kempenhaeghe / Providentia Residential Hospital.
The cemetery can be found, in a wooded location, at the rear of the monastery along the path from the tennis court.
The cemetery address is:-
GPS Location is:- N 51 21 43 E 05 37 33
Parking is available for most visitors able to walk from the Monastery to the cemetery itself. For disabled visitors access to the cemetery entrance by car is possible by driving through the Hospital site. Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via main entrance.
The cemetery is within the grounds of the Monastery, which was used as a hospital by the British Army from September 18th, 1944, for about a year.
Identified Casualties: 42