Voorpost logo
Formation 1976 (Flanders)
1978 (Netherlands)
Bart Vanpachtenbeke[1]
Action leader Flanders
Nick Van Mieghem[2]
Action leader Netherlands
Florens van der Kooi
Website voorpost.org

Voorpost ("outpost, picket") is an ethnic nationalist (volksnationalist) group founded in Flanders, Belgium by Karel Dillen in 1976 as a splinter from the Volksunie.[3] Voorpost pursues an irredentist ideal of a Greater Netherlands, a nation state that would unite all Dutch-speaking territories in Europe. The organisation has staged rallies on various topics, against Islam and mosques, against leftist organizations, against drugs, against pedophilia, and against animal abuse.[4]

Members include Vlaams Blok ideologue Roeland Raes and Vlaams Belang politician Luc Vermeulen.[5][6] Bart Vanpachtenbeke is the leader of Voorpost[1] (succeeding Johan Vanslamsbrouck). As of 2013 Nick van Mieghem is action leader for Flanders, replacing Luc Vermeulen.[2] Florens van der Kooi (formerly of the NNP) is action leader for the Netherlands.[6][7][8] Several members of the organisation were also members of the VMO (Vlaamse Militanten Orde), which was banned in 1983.[3]


  1. 1 2 Van den Weygaerd, Luc. "Eerste "Identitair colloquium" in Edegem". Gazet van en voor Hove (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. 1 2 Voorpost Vlaanderen stelt nieuwe actieleider voor, Het Laatste Nieuws, 30 June 2013 (Dutch)
  3. 1 2 Martin Pütz (ed.). Language contact and language conflict. p. 251. ISBN 90-272-2142-1.
  4. Rodrigues and Donselaar (eds), Monitor Racisme & Extremisme - Negende rapportage, Pallas Publications, Amsterdam University Press (2010), pp. 49-50 (online copy) (Dutch)
  5. Voorpost vist Roeland Raes op, Blokwatch, March 17, 2002 (Dutch)
  6. 1 2 Voorpost webpage (Dutch)
  7. Voorpost press release, December 5, 2011 listing Vanlamsbrouck as president (Dutch)
  8. Voorpost contact page, listing Vermeulen and Van der Kooi as action leaders (Dutch)
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