Solidarity demonstration sunday @Sterrebos

The Sterrebos forest near Born is in danger of being cut down. Below we copy the call of “Red het Sterrebos”. Save the forest keep the tree, along with job security!

The organisations in solidarity with the Sterrebos (including climate coalition Nijmegen) that earlier took the initiative for the declaration of support are now calling for a big protest on Sunday February 6th at the Sterrebos:

On Friday 28 January, a brave group of forest protectors occupied the Sterrebos . They protested against the construction of a factory hall on the site of this 18th century forest full of (protected) species. In times of climate disruption and loss of biodiversity, the cutting of the Sterrebos is an absurd project.

VDL Nedcar tries to mislead workers into thinking that without felling they will lose their jobs. However, the factory could also be built elsewhere on the site. Save the forest keep the tree, along with job security!

Despite an enormous police presence, nightly harassment by private security guards and a storm, the forest protectors, high up in the trees in hammocks, are still hanging on. With our action, we want to show the forest protectors our love!

This Sunday, we will travel from all over the country to the Sterrebos in Born, in Limburg. At 14:00 we will protest in favour of the forest protectors and against the cutting down of the Sterrebos.

We will arrange shuttle buses from train stations in the region to the demonstration. We are also working on organising busses from the Randstad, so that as many people as possible can be at the demonstration.

Share this call in your organization and network. In the coming days, we will come with updates with final practical information!


De bus from Amsterdam goes at 11:00, near the entrance of Station RAI, en drives via Utrecht to Born.
De bus fromt Utrecht departs 11:30, from de Galgenwaard Herculesplein 241.
De bus from Rotterdam depats 11:00 from Alexandrium, Korte Poolsterstraat 2.
At 16:30 alle busses depart, for Amsterdam (via Utrecht) and for Rotterdam.
For further questions you van send email to jelledegraaf -at-

Train: We will run shuttlebusses and a somewhat larger bus between the Sterrebos en Sittard train station from 12.30 on.

Groeten Anna, Casie, Ewout, Janneke, Jelle, Jesse, Joke, Kasper, Thomas