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Departure ceremony for pilgrims: Valkhof Chapel

18 January 2025 om 09:45 - 10:30

VertrekceremonieYolanda van Diepen

Our monthly departure ceremony in the more than 1,000-year-old Valkhof Chapel in Nijmegen. Reflect on your intention for the Walk of Wisdom and let yourself be waved goodbye to the accompaniment of music.

Please note: meet at 09.45 am at the statue of Mariken on the Grote Markt, near the Stevens Church. From here we walk in silence for the first 500 meters of the route to the chapel.

Departure ceremony Walk of Wisdom by Yolanda van DiepenThe (free) ceremony is independent of any religion, lasts half an hour and is held every third Saturday except December. You will be picked up at the Grote Markt of Nijmegen. Recurring elements are music, a story of a pilgrim and the invitation to express an intention. You will be waved goodbye with our anthem Go pilgrim, go… (text: Mark Schilders).

Master of ceremonies (rotating): Birgit van Onna, Lieneke Akkerman, Manja Bente or Lidia van Engeland (also offers pilgrim coaching).
Music (rotating): Mark Schilders, Hanna’floor de Roos or Frank Drijvers.


Order a free ticket below.
Interested in telling something or making music as a pilgrim? Get in touch.
Photo: by Yolanda van Diepen