what is the vierdaagse?
Each year, in the third week of July, we come together for the 4Days Marches, the world’s largest walking achievement event. Over 45 000 participants from 70+ nationalities, aged 11 to 90+ gather in Nijmegen to walk 30, 40, or 50 kilometers for four days. Their common goal: to earn the prestigious 4Days Marches Cross, symbolizing their dedication and accomplishment.
This years 105th edition of the vierdaagse starts on July 18th. Starting time for the first walkers is 4 am – go and cheer them on in the city of Nijmegen.
Celebrate at the VIERDAAGSE FEESTEN
Do you wanna celebrate the biggest festival in Nijmegen for free? Come and celebrate at the vierdaagse feesten, also in the past known as zomerfeesten in Nijmegen (summer festival). The free festival takes place for a whole week from July 15-21, 2023 and the actual four days march is from July 18-21, 2023. So, lets enjoy 7 days of festivals and 4 days of walking!
stages, parties and more
Are you ready to party 7 days in a row? During the vierdaagse feesten you can watch more than 1000 artists on about 40 stages. There is music for every taste!
Some of the most popular locations are:
- Kronenburgerpark: Do you like electronic music? Then Kronenburger is your place to be!
- Valkhof: If you want to discover new artists from different genres you should definitely go to one of the seven stages in Valkhof.
- Waalkade: The Waalkade is also referred to as the ‘heart’ of Nijmegen. Enjoy the Maatrix Live as well as live artists and DJs.
- Festival op t’Eiland, Molenstraat and many more!
watch out for closed roads and stores during the 4Daagse
The Vierdaagse attracts about 1.5 million people, both as walkers and visitors. You can imagine how busy and crowded the city of Nijmegen and its surroundings will get. The walkers take a different route each day, so check out the maps to see if your area is affected by road closures during the vierdaagse in any way. Additionally, be aware that some stores and supermarkets are closed during the vierdaagse.
We hope you get to be part of this year’s 4Daagse! In case you want to be a walker yourself next year, make sure to plan ahead early. The vierdaagse sign up takes place in January and February, so make sure to set a reminder to be on time.