In Our Fathers’ Footsteps is both a reflective pilgrimage and a joyful celebration of freedom, peace, and Dutch friendship. IOFF is a spiritual, cultural, and educational experience that includes a 60 km walk in 3 days along the routes taken by the Canadian liberators, commemorative activities, and Liberation festivities.

Our Liberation Routes will include the following important locations:

  • Almen 

  • Apeldoorn (13 day option)

  • Arnhem (13 day option)

  • Bergen Op Zoom (13 day option)

  • Doetinchem

  • Etten

  • Eefde/Zutphen

  • Gendringen

  • Gorssel

  • Groesbeek​

  • ​Joppe

  • Hengelo (Gelderland)

  • Holten

  • Kleve (Germany)

  • Megchelen

  • Nijmegen

  • Rees (Germany)

  • Reichswald (Germany)

  • Terborg

  • Ulft

  • Wageningen

  • Warnsveld

  • Wichmond

  • Wilp
    and more...

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The power of a long walk is its meditative ability to transport your mind elsewhere, inspire reflection, and develop understanding.


IOFF’s 60 km walk will be the perfect time, and opportunity, to remember our fathers—and all veterans—who helped liberate the beautiful Netherlands.