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The organisers will make sure you are welcomed in style after your walk between 14.00-17.00 hrs. To enjoy this unique experience to the full, plan your finish time in the centre of Venlo to coincide with the festivities.

Atmosphere points
During the Weir Venloop there will be various atmosphere points on Saturday and Sunday Marching bands from Limburg, choirs, drum bands and a host of other vibe-inducing music bands will be performing at these atmosphere points. The locations will be released soon on our website.


It takes a lot of energy to finish the Neptunus Walk, so start your day with a delicious, filling Venloop breakfast in the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion in Julianapark before the start of the Neptunus Walk. Together with friends, family and countless other walkers enjoy a freshly fried egg with bacon, crispy croissants, freshly squeezed orange juice and plenty of other flavoursome goodies on offer at this generous breakfast buffet! Buy your entry ticket for the Venloop breakfast buffet on Saturday morning for the Neptune Walking Tour for € 7.50 here.

Various places where you can take a break and rest, or just soak up the atmosphere, will be provided along the route. You will find various facilities such as toilets and places to sit. You can also purchase tea, coffee or soft drinks and food at various points along the route, but please note you can only pay cash for food and beverages.

Change registration details

Now that pre-registration is closed, unfortunately you can no longer change your details. 

Your starting place documents include a wristband. During the Neptunus Walk volunteers stationed at various points along the route will scan the wristband. Scan the completed wristband at the finish to receive a lovely memory of the walk.

Date for Venloop 2023

The Weir Venloop 2023 will take place in the week of Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 March. The programme for these days is as follows:
Wednesday 22 March – VenloopKids afternoon 
Thursday 23 March – Seniors day and Dynamic Night Run
Friday 24 March – Venloop Expo
Saturday 25 March - Venloop Expo, Neptunus WalkWalk & Wheels and Pasta Party
Sunday 26 March - Weir Venloop (Half Marathon, 10 KM, 5 KM, youth runs and G-loop)

If the participant is unable to participate in the event, you will be reimbursed your registration money minus € 5 administration costs when deregistering, but only if you inform us 3 months prior to the event. The paid registration money will not be reimbursed for deregistrations after this date. This is in accordance with our general terms and conditions. It may therefore be better for you to find someone willing to take over your starter pack. The transfer of the start package of the walk does not need to be passed on to us. 

Drinking stations
There are various places along the route where you can stop and rest during the Neptunus Walk. see: Breaks.


Enjoy the Neptunus Walk. It is a unique event supported by large, enthusiastic crowds of spectators.


All walkers and participants of the Neptunus Walks and Venloop Walk & Wheels must finish before 17.00 hrs on the Saturday.

First Aid
Mobile First Aid teams will be on duty during the Neptunus Walk

Found objects
If you lost something during the event, you can contact
local authority Venlo for found objects.
If you are looking for hotel accommodation, please visit Van der Valk Hotel Venlo.

Mailing starting place

You can also get your starting place number mailed to your home address. Please state this during registration. The starting place documents will be delivered to everyone´s home address in the two weeks prior to the event.

Everyone who crosses the finish line within the time restrictions will be receive a beautifully designed medal.

Mobile cycle team
Numerous volunteers will ensure that everything proceeds smoothly during the Neptunus Walk. Traffic marshals will be present at places where walkers have to cross busy roads to ensure the safety of participants. Please observe their instructions. Our mobile cycle team will also be out and about to keep an eye on walkers following the route.
The indoor car parks and parking areas in the town centre will be open as normal on the Saturday of the Neptunus Walk. The inflow and outflow of traffic could potentially be hindered by the various races, but this will be minimal on Saturday. Read more...

Pasta party
While walking, you burn a lot of carbohydrates. That is why the Venloop organises a pasta party in the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion in the Juliana Park on the Saturday evening after the Neptunes Walk from 19.00 hrs. Imagine yourself in bella Italia during our traditional Venloop Pasta Party. Come and enjoy a freshly prepared buffet with different types of pasta, bread and salads together with other walkers in a cosy setting. For € 10.00 you can enjoy the buffet without restriction and get two drinks of your choice. View the photos of last edition here. Order your admission ticket for the pasta party during your registration or via our webshop


Registration for the Neptunus Walk 2023 opens on 1 August 2022 at 24:00.

Registration office
The registration office is located in the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion at Julianapark (on Deken van Oppensingel) close to the start and finish. If you have not received your punch card at your home address please collect it from here. Walkers can collect on the Friday before the Neptunus Walk between 12.00 – 17.00 hour.

The route of the Neptunus Walk runs through beautiful natural areas in our municipality. You will be able to download and view the route on our website or in our Venloop App in due course. The route will be signposted. Do not leave any rubbish behind. Venlo clean, very normal!


During the Neptunus Walk all the participants are not only walkers, but they are also road users. Please take other road users into account and keep to the footpaths where possible.

Sanitary facilities
Sanitary facilities will be provided at the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion and at all places where you can take a break. A toilet for the disabled is also provided at the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion. See Breaks for further information.

Signs will clearly indicate the route to be followed during the Neptunus Walk.

Traffic marshals

Numerous volunteers will ensure that everything proceeds smoothly during the Neptunus Walk. Traffic marshals will be present at places where walkers have to cross busy roads to ensure the safety of participants. Please observe their instructions. Our mobile cycle team will also be out and about to keep an eye on walkers following the route.

Transfer starting place
A start ticket for the walk can be transferred via the transfer form that will be on our website in early March. In accordance with our terms and conditions, this is also the only permitted way to transfer your start number. It is important to note that you can only transfer the start number once and it is not possible to change the distance. 

The new participant should fill in the transfer form. For this, you do need some data from the current participant, namely the start number, postcode and date of birth. Under no circumstances does the organisation pass on participant details or mediate between participants regarding the transfer. For the transfer, €3 will be charged by a one-off direct debit. After completion of the transfer procedure, you will receive a confirmation e-mail of the transfer. Finally, the participants must ensure that the starting ticket reaches the correct (new) participant, as it is not possible to pass on a change of address for this purpose. Stichting Venloop does not intervene in the transfer of a starting ticket. Participants must ensure the correct registration and transfer of the physical starting number themselves.


If you come from further away and want to make your participation a weekend stay, why not find some inspiration here. Although we have organised so many activities that the five day programme will just fly by!

Walk & Wheels

The Venloop Walk & wheels route is 7.5. kilometres and starts at 13:00 hrs at BMW de Vilgaard in Velden. This means that people taking part in the Venloop Walk 7 Wheels event will cross the finish at the same time as the other participants. Wheelchair users can take along someone to accompany them during the event.

Walking bracelet
Your bracelet will be sent to your home or ready for you at the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion. What you have opted for is in the confirmation email you received after registering. 

In the event of extreme weather conditions the organisation maintains the right to cancel the event. Furthermore, we ask all participants to monitor the weather on the race day and to adapt their clothing, food and drinks accordingly. The organisation will always do its upmost to adapt the event to the weather conditions.

You can purchase various Venloop merchandise such as T-shirts and flags from our webshop. You can get the products posted to your home address or collect them at our office. Payment can be made via iDEAL or in cash at the Weir Venloop office.

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