King Willem-Alexander joined Vierdaagse marches in crossing a pontoon bridge over the Maas in Cuijk on the last day of the 100th edition of this four day walking event.
The rain, thunderstorms, hails and strong winds expected in the Netherlands for the coming hours, caught the Vierdaagse organizers completely off guard. Vierdaagse weatherman Jules Geirnaerdt did not see it coming, a spokesperson for the organizers said to De Stentor. "That can happen."
Five people were injured at the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse on Wednesday when storms broke out over parts of Gelderland. Only one of the injuries was serious enough to need hospital treatment
Participants of the Vierdaagse marches walking 30 and 40 kilometers on Wednesday, were allowed to start 30 minutes earlier due to a heat warning in effect for Gelderland and Brabant. The organizers of the largest multi-day walking event in the world decided to allow the earlier start as the second day of the marches passes through those two provinces
On Monday night the Belgian police received an official notification from within the Netherlands about a possible attack during a fireworks show for the Vierdaagse marches in Nijmegen, the Belgian coordinator for counterterrorism OCAD confirmed
The first participants in the 100th edition of the Vierdaagse in Nijmegen started their march on the 55 kilometer route at 4:00 a.m. this morning. Over the next four days 50 thousand people will march through the Betuwe and the Gelderland town of Est, passing Huissen, Arnhem and the dike between Oosterhout and Lent, and over the Waal bridge in Nijmegen, to end where they started - the Wedren,
Last year the number of events and festivals in Noord-Holland increased by 10 percent, compared to 2014. While the number of such events in Amsterdam decreased by one, according to the annual Festival Monitor. This is because many Amsterdam festivals moved to surrounding municipalities in the province
Participants and organizers of the four day marches Vierdaagse in Nijmegen commemorated the victims of a terrorist attack in Nice, France during the official opening of the marches on Sunday. The Taptoe was played during the opening ceremony on Wedren and a minute of silence was held
Following the attack in Nice, France on Thursday, the Dutch police are reassessing security around events in the Netherlands to see whether additional measures are necessary, National Police Chief Erik Akerboom said to broadcaster NOS.
The participants in the 97th edition of the Vierdaagse will face this year, in addition to the considerable distances they have to walk, another obstacle. During the coming days the temperature is probably going to be 26 or 27 degrees.
Participants of the Vierdaagse, which will start on Tuesday July 16, are advised to drink extra. Sun burn is also very likely so a good sun protection is advised. Because during the night the temperature can drop to 15 degrees, late night partiers are advised to bring a sweater.