Here were collected thousands of Belgian refugees. They were during the First World War, exactly one hundred years ago, collected in the specially built refugee camp Vluchtoord.
During the First World War, the Netherlands remained neutral, but we caught refugees from war zones. Tens of thousands of Belgians moved north and were more absorbed in the Udense Vluchtoord.
It was a huge complex, with a school, a church and a post office. Also, there was electricity, whereas that was not created in the village of Uden. At some point there were also more people in Vluchtoord, then in the village of Uden.