Nijmeegse Vierdaagse (The 4-Day March of Nijmegen) - The Walk of the World
The Nijmeegse Vierdaagse is held each year and starts on the third Tuesday of July. It is the largest walking event in the world and one of the greatest sporting events in the world. Participants of the 4 Day March walk distances of 30, 40 or 50 kilometres for four days. Military personnel walk 40 kilometres with 10kg of equipment, or 50 kilometres without.
To be able to endure this heavy trial, a full terrain is designed for the military personnel from various countries. They can rest here in order to be ready for the start the next day. The terrain is divided into locations for the military personnel from the different countries, with their own specific wishes, requirements and cultural needs. Van Overbeek supplies complete sanitation facilities for this. Our collapsible showers are placed in tents for freshening up after a long hard day. Our toilet units and wash basins are placed all over the terrain, and also behind the scenes for e.g. the catering staff.
In addition, temporary facilities are found at rest stations along the various routes to provide for the military personnel, as well as for the other walkers. The sanitation facilities for all of these rest stations are provided by Van Overbeek. The facilities for walkers to wash their hands and to freshen up quickly are also provided by us.
In short, an extensive job for the greatest walking event in the world. We are proud to have been able to contribute to this for many years.
Graspop Metal Meeting
In the town of Dessel, the largest Belgian metal festival is held each year. The Graspop Metal Meeting is visited by 135,000 metal fans over the course of three days. With music for all tastes and generations, the 75 odd bands shake the ground of the Graspop grasslands each day. Thanks to the organisation's recipe for success, the Graspop Metal Meeting has grown to become a sizeable festival. This growth is accompanied by the challenges in various areas, of which the sanitation facilities is one. With the rising number of visitors on the camping ground as well as the festival terrain, Van Overbeek has joined the organisation in meeting this challenge. Through an inventory of the wishes of the organisation, and our expertise with these large numbers of visitors, we have been able to raise the quality of the sanitation facilities. We are also particularly happy that a good foundation exists in the area of sanitation for our southern neighbours' fantastic festival.