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Join the first stage (2022)


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 Join the first stage with us

On Tuesday April 5, 2022, it is possible to join the first stage of the pilgrimage. After the special service in the Obrechtkerk (church) in Amsterdam, in memory of Frans and to reflect on the people in Syria, we will start the first stage towards ‘s-Hertogenbosch at around 10:00 AM.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Number of participants
A total of 65 people can join us during the first stage.

Number of kilometers
24.82 kilometers

From Amsterdam to De Hoef. You will receive the exact location where we will finish and the .gpx file of the route by e-mail no later than one week before departure.

Sponsorship money
Our support is needed for the reconstruction in Syria. We therefore ask you to collect at least 184 euros for the projects that we support with Walk of Homs. The sponsor amount is based on the fact that there was only one Frans van der Lugt, who would turn 84 in 2022. We understand that it can be difficult to raise money, but we are happy to help you with some extra inspiration. View our sponsor tips here.

Track your performance
It is possible to keep track of your walked kilometers on your action page. You can do this by manually adding the kilometers to your action page after each walk. Or by linking your Strava account when you are logged in. Then your kilometers will automatically be added to your action page after each walk.

The registration fee is 25 euros. This amount includes lunch, snacks and use of the toilet at the rest areas. On Tuesday April 5, 2022 you will receive a keepsake of this hike and for your commitment.

Supporters Obrechtkerk, Amsterdam
There is room for extra visitors in the Obrechtkerk (church) in Amsterdam, so ask your family, friends and supporters to be present at the special service at 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. After that, they can say goodbye to you when you leave on your pilgrimage. Your supporters must reserve a place in the church for this. They can do this on the page "Commemorate together and reflect on". 

We do not provide transport to the Obrechtkerk (church) in Amsterdam or from the finish in De Hoef. There are several ways to return home.

  1. Ask someone if he / she can bring you and / or pick you up.
  2. Take public transportation. The expected time of arrival in De Hoef is between 4 - 4.30 PM.

The Obrechtkerk (church) in Amsterdam is easy to reach by public transport.

There is a bus from De Hoef:
Bus 526 towards Uithoorn or Breukelen Station

There are two buses from Uithoorn:
Bus 340 Direction Haarlem Station Station or Mijdrecht Centrum
Bus 130 towards Breukelen Station or Mijdrecht center

Consult 9292 or Google Maps  to plan your route.