Language lessons

Would you like to practice Dutch, English or both with refugees? It is possible in a group and face-to-face. Read more

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Biking lessons

Do you want give biking and traffic lessons? You are most welcome! Read more

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Dinner at home

A good neighbour is worth more than a distant friend. Invite a refugee for coffee or dinner. Read more

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Music 'op schoot'

Want to make music with refugees? Let us know. Read more

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Buddies wanted

Will you lead the way to the library? Or take someone to the market? Read more

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Creative together

Painting, clay modelling, craftwork, drawing, making music, singing… Do you enjoy that? Read more

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Chat stall

Want to talk about refugees with fellow Wageningers? Come to the market one Saturday per month. Read more

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Ideas about a cool sporting activity? Want to take part? Read more

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Welkom Winkel

Want to help in the store? Or do you have useful things for refugees? Read more

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Photo project

Getting to know refugees through pictures. Want to join? Read more

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Jazz for refugees

Jazz in Wageningen gives tickets to refugees. Read more

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Building together

Wageningers and refugees are converting an empty building into housing units.  Read more

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Drivers wanted

Sometimes we need transportation for our activities. Can we ask you? Read more

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"Je betreedt een huis niet omdat er een deur open staat, je betreedt een huis omdat er een hart voor je open gaat."

Perzische uitdrukking

How many refugees does the UNHCR count in 2015?

Refugees worldwide
Refugees Europe
Refugees the Netherlands
Refugees Wageningen*
*The number of refugees in Wageningen is an estimate because the UNHCR uses a different definition of refugees than the municipality of Wageningen

Where do refugees in Europe ask for asylum?

32 %
3,6 applications per 1000 inhabitants
2,8 %
The Netherlands
1,5 applications per 1000 inhabitants
19,5 %
17,8 applications per 1000 inhabitants
8,1 %
7,6 applications per 1000 inhabitants
6,6 %
1,0 applications per 1000 inhabitants

Where do the 45.035 people come from that asked for asylum in the Netherlands in 2015?

41,6 %
16,5 %
7,2 %
6,4 %
6,8 %
without Nationality
22,5 %

More facts and figures?


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Learn Dutch while singing

30-08-2017 18:50
by Sandra Labree

Sing along?

Join us Sunday september 17th 15.00h at Huis van de Wijk Nude (Kortestraat 2, Wageningen). Pleasure, music, meeting new people. Everybody is welcome!

Education for teens!

18-04-2016 16:52
by Sandra Labree

Do you want to help setting up an educational program for teens? There is an educational program for children aged between 4 and 8 at the Leemkuil. However, there is nothing for older kids. Take part and mail at

Working at De Ommuurde Tuin

18-04-2016 16:52
by Sandra Labree

Status holders are welcome to work together in De Ommuurde Tuin. Elske accompanies a group every Wednesday, from 9.00 - 17.00. Status holders can sign up via: