National Fundraising Together In Action For Ukraine

Published on 7 March 2022

There is an urgent need for food, medical aid, shelter, and clean drinking water amongst others.

Therefore national fundraising is being held in the Netherlands today.


Giro555 is a collaboration of 11 Dutch aid organizations.

You can donate by transferring money by the bank using the following IBAN number

NL08INGB0000000555 ( 7 zeros, 555), in the name of Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties.


Donating money via Radio555

Today 10 Dutch radio stations are joining forces to raise money for Giro555.

On this specific website page of Giro555, you can donate money and request a song. This song will then be played on the radio.

Request for a song is optional.

Radio555 will be on air 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.



Fundraising will also be made possible via TV.

Together In Action For Ukraine will be broadcasted on Monday evening, March 7th, 8.30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

This broadcast is a collaboration of TV channels SBS6, RTL, and NPO.

Thirteen regional networks will support this broadcast.


Share the Giro555 Tikkie

Ask your friends, family, and co-workers to donate to Giro555. You can do this easily via Tikkie. You can share the Tikkie via Whatsapp (groups). By doing this we can reach as many people as possible.

Check this page on the Giro555 website to send a Tikkie.


At the moment of writing this article, 29,5 million Euro has been donated already on Giro555.




On May 4th, people in the Netherlands pay their respect to all victims who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the beginning of Worl War II by a 2-minute silence throughout the whole country.

This year a commemoration with the public is possible again.

National Commemoration

Every year at 7:50 p.m., the National Commemoration will take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square.

King Alexander and Queen Maxima will walk through a veterans’ guard to lay a wreath on behalf of all citizens of The Netherlands. After this ceremony, there will be a 2-minute silence throughout the whole country.

Furthermore, public transport and road traffic will come to a standstill.



The main commemoration will start in the St. Bavo Church at the Grote Markt.

A silent march will start at the church, Riviervismarkt side, and ends at the Dreef. Here, victims of war will be commemorated by laying wreaths at the memorial of ‘Man in front of the firing squad.’

Commemorations will also take place on the Westergracht, Burgemeester Reinaldapark and Jan Gijzenbrug.

The full program can be found on this website.


Eerebegraafplaats Bloemendaal in Overveen

One of the many honorary cemeteries can be found in the Kennemer Dunes at the Zeeweg in Overveen.

This cemetery was consecrated on November 27th, 1945, by the reburial of Hannie Schaft, a famous Dutch Resistance fighter.

Three hundred seventy-two resistance fighters were re-buried at this cemetery.

Silent march to the memorial cemetery

From 6 p.m. to p.m 6:40 p.m. a memorial service will be held in the building of ‘Publieke Werken’ on the Brouwerskolkweg in Overveen
This service is open to relatives of the fallen and all who are interested.

6:40 p.m. set up of silent march right after the roundabout, corner Brouwerskolk – Zeeweg.

6:55 p.m. start of the silent march to the memorial cemetery

8 p.m. 2 minutes of silence

The silent march is a tribute to the fallen and thoughts about freedom and peace.

On May 4th, people can visit the cemetery between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. As of 7 p.m., the cemetery will be closed at 7 p.m.



Dutch flags will fly half-mast from 6 p.m. until sunset on government buildings. The same rule applies to citizens. For them, this rule is not a directive.

Broadcast on tv

NOS will broadcast the national commemoration ceremony live from 7:50 p.m. on NPO.