The countdown has begun!

The 11th edition of the Night of the Refugee will take place on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of June 2020. Whether you want to walk 10, 20, or 40 kilometres, you are facing a tough but unforgettable experience in the Night of the Refugee. What's more, you'll also be helping to collect the highest possible amount for emergency aid to refugees.

We are going live on the 15th of November. Leave your email address and you'll be the first to receive a message once registration opens up. Challenge yourself and join the walk!

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Main Partners

Dutch Postcode Lottery
Since 1996, the Netherlands Refugee Foundation has partnered with the Dutch Postcode Lottery - the largest charity lottery in the Netherlands. The annual proceeds of the Postcode Lottery make it possible for the Refugee Foundation to organize the Night of the Refugee.

BKB | The Campaign Office of the first hour. BKB has been involved in the Night of the Refugee since 2010. BKB | The Campaign Office develops campaigns for governments, companies, and social organizations. Their strength lies in the combination of research, advice, online and offline communication, free publicity, and events.


The Westergas is the number one cultural hotspot in Amsterdam and has been involved in the Night of the Refugee since 2016. In 2019, it will once again serve as the start and finish location of the 10, 20, and 40-kilometer walks in Amsterdam.

Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis
The Red Cross first aiders provide the necessary medical assistance during the night. There is a first aid post at every resting point and at all start and finish locations.


Walking Partners

Bart Wandel
The brain behind Bart Wandel is Bart Putman. Bart is a walking instructor and provides hiking training in the Lingewaard, Arnhem, and Achterhoek region. Since 2016, he has been enthusiastically planning the route between Nijmegen and Arnhem. Of course, he also participates in the walks themselves!

Koninklijke Wandel Bond Nederland
The Netherlands Royal Walking Federation represents walking in the Netherlands in all its different forms. It's aim is to get as many Dutch people walking in a responsible way. The Federation also provides advice for the Night of the Refugee.

RWV Rotterdam
The Rotterdam Walking Sports Association is the oldest walking club in the Netherlands. With 500 members, it's also one of the largest associations across the country. RWV organizes many walks throughout the year, including the the first hour of the Night of the Refugee Rotterdam-The Hague route.

WSC De Verbinding
The main person behind Walking Sports Centre De Verbinding is Monique Jansma. She's committed to getting as many people as possible to exercise and bring walking sports to the attention of the public. Since 2017, Monique has been involved in the Night of the Refugee and plots the Utrecht and Amsterdam routes.


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