Welcome to Nijmegen
The municipality of Nijmegen, Stichting Vierdaagsefeesten and Stichting DE 4DAAGSE welcome the participants in the International Four Days Marches Nijmegen to the city of Nijmegen with a spectacular fireworks show. The opening act 'Waal in Flames' is expected to take place on Sunday 16 July, 10.30PM at the Waalkade.
After the final exhausting but festive kilometres on the Via Gladiola, cheered on by the crowds along the route, the finish on Friday will be at the Wedren.
It is not easy to obtain a spot among the jubilant crowds near the end of the route. If you are planning to cheer on the walkers in Nijmegen's city centre on the final day, we would suggest using the stands. On the Keizer Karelplein, Oranjesingle and the Prins Bernhardstraat stands will be set up for the Entry on Friday.
More information about ticket sales will be announced by the end of May.
The interest of the public at the Wedren on Friday appeared to be huge over the last few years and because of this the safety of the walkers and the employees could no longer be guaranteed.
Especially on Friday afternoon, when the participants come to collect their well-earned reward after a successful march, the walkers concern us more than the public. Therefore, the start and finish area will be only accessible to participants, who can enter upon showing their wristband. The police and a team of Four Days Marches stewards will supervise the disperse. The organisation counts on the cooperation of the walkers and the public.
Meet & Greet
To accommodate the participants that still need to finish a separate area has been set up for walkers and their supporters: Meet & Greet. The Meet & Greet is the area where participants can meet their family and friends after having received their reward on Friday afternoon.
At the Meet & Greet area there will be several stands which supply the walkers with drinks and snacks. Live music can be enjoyed as well. This little after-party of the Four Days Marches links up to the final festivities in downtown Nijmegen. So: when you are to be picked up by your supporters on Friday afternoon, please arrange to meet them at the Meet & Greet!