The Spanish flag flies on the top of the church tower in Grolle. In the street, children are playing children’s games, merchants are haggling about the price of their goods, a barrel of beer is being put up, pigs are spinning on a spit. Everything just seems to be peaceful… until the message arrives that the Staatse army, under command of Prince Frederik Hendrik, is approaching. Horses are galloping across the firing range. Canons are roaring, muskets are fired and the re-enactors go to battle. Grolle is under siege!

Be amazed and impressed by this extraordinary spectacle, experience the authentic 17th century’s life in the stronghold, watch the Battle for Grolle and imagine yourself being present in the year 1627!

Delegation from the municipality “Oost Gelre” visits the Battle in Palmanova

Groenlo/Palmanova (I) – Mayor Annette Bronsvoort, alderman Bart Porskamp of the municipality of Oost Gelre, members of the Board of the ‘ Slag om Grolle ‘ plus the Compagnie Grolle will, next weekend, pay an official visit to the Italian Fortress City Palmanova. They do this at the invitation of the municipality of the city. Following a visit by Adriana Danielis, Vice Mayor of Palmanova to the ‘ Slag om Grolle ‘ in 2017.

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Delegation from the municipality “Oost Gelre” visits the Battle in Palmanova

The date of the Battle for Grolle 2019 has been announced

The seventh edition of the Battle for Grolle will take place in 2019 on October 18, 19 and 20. This has been announced by the organization.

It is well known that the Battle for Grolle is the world biggest 17th century reenactment event. During the previous edition there was great interest from the press. Not only was the event covered on the frontpage of the biggest daily newspaper in the Netherlands (“De Telegraaf”), but was also an item during prime-time-news broadcast on Dutch national TV (“NOS 8 uur journal”) as well as on various other commercial- and regional TV stations.

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The date of the Battle for Grolle 2019 has been announced

Battle for Grolle edition 2017, again a great success!

The organisation team of the Battle for Grolle is looking back at a very successful sixth edition of the event. This year, approximately 30.000 spectators visited Groenlo, to share the experience of the recapture from the Spaniards by Prince Frederik Hendrik. A large number of these visitors came from across the German border.

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Battle for Grolle edition 2017, again a great success!

Slag om Grolle 2017 Official Trailer

 

 

With only a few weeks to go, we present to you: the official trailer of the Battle for Grolle 2017!

 From the “Halve Maan” sounds a loud bang, a cannonball flies over Grolle, right through the roof of the old Calixtuschurch. Smoke rises from the tower of the church, on which top the Spanish flag still flies. This was a last warning to the city commander Matthys Dulken to surrender, but he refuses…

Be there when this spectacle “explodes” in Groenlo on October 20th, 21st and 22nd 2017!

The trailer below can also be found on our website and our Facebook page.

 

 

Slag om Grolle 2017 Official Trailer

Post delivery service in the camps

During the Battle for Grolle it is possible, thanks to Marieke, to have all kinds of letters, postcards and doodles delivered to the soldiers in the encampments.

Letters to the participants of the Battle for Grolle can be written in advance at home, but can also be written in the camp. Located in the tent of Cooper’s Choice (Kerkwal, near the basilica) is a letterbox where you can post your mail. Make sure that your letter or card bears the name of the recipient and the name of the regiment. One or more post rounds run daily along the encampments, depending on the amount of mail in the mailbox. Read more »

Post delivery service in the camps

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