4 days marches, Nijmegen

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    Nijmegen, temporary military base
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    Flowers at the Nijmegen central railway...
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    Nijmegen 4 daagse 22-7-2005
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    4 Day's Marches.

    by Alphons Updated Jul 26, 2004

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    4 Day's Marches.

    And this is one of the things that makes Nijmegen famous in the world, The 4 day's March.
    Every year in the month July is here de Vierdaagse mars. From all over the world come here almost 40.000 peoples walking, distances 30-40 or 50 km each day.
    At the end of the four days there are several 100.000 spectators who makes it one big party for the walkers who make the 4 days.
    Family and friends gives a lot of flowers for the prestation. And one of the biggest streets in Nijmegen de Annastraat is called that last day of the march, Via Gladiola.
    That week is the whole week a party week , with a lot of bands en groups which you can visit for free. And the whole centre is one big terrace.

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    4 Days Marches

    by egonwegh Updated Jul 23, 2007

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    Nijmegen, temporary military base

    The 4 Days Marches. A temporary military camp at Heumensoord to accommodate Dutch and foreign soldiers participating in this international event. We had a peek on a Sunday afternoon while the camp was being installed. Notice the flagposts from which will fly the flags of all the participating nations.

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    The reward for the march.

    by Alphons Updated Jul 26, 2004

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    Reward

    And here is the reward for walking the 4 days marches in Nijmegen, yes this is an old one of myself, I walked 3 times the 50 km.
    My friend Mai1 from Groningen has a page with some four days marches pictures.

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    4 Days Marches - Flowers

    by egonwegh Updated Jul 23, 2007

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    Nijmegen, flower stall, Four Days Marches

    Selling flowers along St. Annastraat on the final day of the Four Days Marches, always the Friday in the 3rd week of July.
    Men and women from all over the world will walk for four days (30, 40 or 50 kilometers) - hence the name Four Days Marches. On Friday, they will enter Nijmegen from the south and walk along St. Annastraat, were they will be greeted by their relatives and friends and the inhabitants of Nijmegen. The gladiolus (plural: gladioli) is by far the most popular flower to present to the participants in the Four Days Marches, it's an old tradition ...

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    4 days marches

    by catnl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Nijmegen 4 daagse 22-7-2005

    Friday July 22, 2005
    i was here again but only to pass the 4 days marches, big trafficproblem in and around Nijmegen, took us a long time to get out of the city but great to see.

    Monday - July 17, 2000.
    I went to Nijmegen to the NAC stadion with the guests from Concorde USA called 'The Blue Devils' a drumcorps.
    (They stayed as guests at the sportcentre i worked for at Eindhoven).

    We went with 2 militairy busses to the so called '4-daagse' event.
    There was a great opening ceremony to Holland’s soccer season.
    Military was in full force as you could not turn in any direction without seeing a uniformed serviceman.
    As the festivity's got under way the stadium was treated to a dozen paratroopers falling from the sky aiming for a bright neon pink cross in the middle of the soccer field.
    The corps could not do the full field show because they did not want to put lines on the field, so we did a concert for the crowd.
    There was probably over 30,000 people who enjoyed the performance by The Blue Devils.

    I had a fantastic time at the stadion and the music was great!!
    more info about the drumcorps

    Pity i dont have a picture from the drumcorps playing at Nijmegen

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    Walkers on the dike.

    by Alphons Updated Jul 26, 2004

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    Walkers on the dike.

    Here can you see a long line of walkers on the dike beside the river Waal.
    Every day the walkers have a another traject to walk, so they visit here a few places such as, Bemmel, Lent, Elst, Groesbeek, Cuijk, Berg en Dal, Wijchen.

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    This is the march barometer....

    by mai1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This is the march barometer. Everyday you can find here the number of walkers who started that day and the numbers of the finishers. And at the end of the week you can see how many walkers makes it till the end.

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    This year was a very bad year...

    by mai1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This year was a very bad year what abouth the weather. Lot of rain and wind. But it was very nice to walk with al those people.

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    4 Days Marches - Flowers

    by egonwegh Updated Jul 22, 2007

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    Flowers at the Nijmegen central railway station

    Flower stand at the Nijmegen central railway station on the occasion of the 4 Days Marches, 3rd week of July.

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    On the Via Gladiola.

    by Alphons Updated Jul 26, 2004

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    Via Gladiola.

    Here can you see the walkers on their last meters from the march on friday, on Via Gladiola, there are build tribunes special for that day.

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    2 Friends who has done the march.

    by Alphons Updated Jul 26, 2004

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    2 Friends

    Here are 2 of my friends who walk this year. Marian in yellow for the first time the 40km and beside her Ingrid for the 12 th times the 40 km.
    And i bring the flowers for their prestation.

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    Here I walk with my...

    by mai1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Here I walk with my walkingfriend Ingrid. She is walking for the 13th times.

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    Here are we 5 km for the...

    by mai1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Here are we 5 km for the finish on the last day. And we stop by my friend Alphons from Nijmegen. I stay in his house.

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    I walk here very proud with...

    by mai1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I walk here very proud with the flowers who gives friends to me as a reward for doiing this heavy job.

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    Here is De Wedren, normaly a...

    by mai1 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Here is De Wedren, normaly a big carparkingplace but now the square where the start and the finish is every day. A lot of bars and souvenirsshops are here too.

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