Rebel without borders

Join the international rebellion

Begins 7 October '19

Museumbrug, Amsterdam
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We are in the sixth mass extinction and we will face climate catastrophe if business goes on as usual. The Dutch government is not doing remotely enough to avert this. We rebel for life. For ourselves, for you, and for our (grand)children. From the 7th of October on, we will take it to the streets. In Amsterdam, Berlin, London, New York, Melbourne and many other cities worldwide. And for this we need all the help we can get.


We’re currently on a path of catastrophic climate change and mass extinction, instead of hitting 1,5 degree warming, we’re headed towards 4 degrees, which will greatly affect the lives of everyone and everything on the planet. Radical change is necessary but our government is not responding fast enough, read our demands below.

  1. TELL THE TRUTH about the climate and ecological crisis that threatens our existence and communicate the urgency for change.
  2. ACT NOW to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 in a just and fair manner.
  3. LET CITIZENS DECIDE by establishing a Citizen’s Assembly which takes the lead on climate and ecological justice.


Extinction Rebellion is an international movement of people like you and me. The movement was founded in the UK in 2018 and now we’re active in 631 cities in 54 countries. We’re growing fast. We carry out peaceful, non-violent, disruptive actions to pressure governments into protecting all life on this planet.


If you’re planning on joining Rebel Without Borders, you can find all practical information below. For more information about our movement or if you have any other questions, contact us.
At the Museumbrug in front of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, in an act of civil disobedience we’ll set up a peaceful, creative, blockade for as long as possible. Throughout the action, there will be music and theatre performances, speeches and a wide range of activities and an escape room. There will be arrestable and non-arrestable roles - where you can join the blockade, join other activities or even give a hand in helping out somewhere.

We'd love to see you on your bike but if you choose to come by public transport, take Tram 2 or 12 from Central Station and exit at the Rijksmuseum tram stop, or take Metro 52 and exit at Vijzelgracht.

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Yes! However, it would help us very much if you let us know you’re coming, that way we know how many people will arrive and we can make proper arrangements.
We will set up the blockade early in the morning. We need many people at that time to help, so it’s great if you can be there from the start. There will be places to stay overnight in Amsterdam on October 6th, so everyone can be there on time. More information about the exact time and about sleeping spots will be sent around in the coming weeks, make sure to sign up to be kept up to date.
Yes! You can show up at any time and any day, it’s up to you whether to just visit for a day, multiple days or stay for the whole time. However, it’s ideal if as many people are present at the start on October 7th.
Yes! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, water, coffee and tea will be provided. However, on the first day, you would have to bring your own lunch. All meals will be vegan and delicious. Food is arranged based on donation, so it approximately comes down to 7€ per person per day, so please bring enough cash to cover that. Also feel free to bring additional snacks or drinks to share with your fellow rebels. One rule, we won’t have any alcohol at Rebel Without Borders, we want to avoid people being drunk at the action.
Everyone who’s staying overnight can sleep at the action area. We are arranging all facilities; places to sleep, toilets, food and drinks. You just need to bring the following things: Sturdy waterproof shoes, rain trousers, warm (rain)jacket, warm clothes, extra dry socks & underwear, donation money for vegan food (approx € 7,- per day), Water (3L), 1 lunch for the first day, sleeping bag, matress, tent (please share), Bicyle + chain lock, your medication (and necessary documentation if that applies), emergency blanket (to stay warm), earplugs, ID card (if you choose not to stay anonymous), first aid kit and superglue.

We organise NVDA (Nonviolent Direct Action) trainings in different cities. You can check our events page to see which one is nearest to you. There will be NVDA trainings on-site but we highly recommended you to attend one beforehand. In any case it is highly recommended to join an Affinity group: a group of 4-12 people that have something in common, stick together during the action and give each other support throughout. You can join as an individual or as a group and get the required training by filling in one of the forms below:

Individuals form
Groups form


We need all the help we can get to make Rebel Without Borders as big and successful as possible. If you want to help out more, check out what you can do:

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Rebelling is way more fun and more effective when we do it together. Share that you’re participating on social media and Whatsapp, or copy the link and send it to your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.


You think this is interesting? Then become a rebel as well. Visit one of our many introduction events or participate in our next action

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Running an action as big as this involves a lot of logistics, we need to rent toilets, arrange sleeping spots, buy food and drinks, create art installations and arrange a multitude of other things. Supporting us financially is highly appreciated.