Battle for Grolle edition 2017, again a great success!

Peter Griess
24 October 2017

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.

Record number of re-enactors

A record number of 1600 re-enactors from 15 different countries fought alongside on the battle field. And in the inner city an unprecedented number of groups from Groenlo, and surroundings, participated in the event. The sun was seen regularly causing the streets to be crowded with strolling people enjoying the authentic atmosphere while having a bite and a drink.

The event could count on great interest from national press, partly due to items in the “NOS” 8 ‘o clock news, “Goedemorgen Nederland’, “Editie NL”, “Omroep MAX”, as well as extensive coverage in national papers, with as a result visitors from all over the Netherlands knowing where to find Groenlo. In addition, the number of German visitors increased significantly.

Citizens and volunteers

Next to the 1600 re-enactors from all over the world, the organization could count on the help of more than 1700 volunteers from Groenlo and surroundings. These volunteers depicted the Battle for Grolle in the inner city but also helped at the cash points, the barriers, the parking areas and offered all kinds of other services. The organization wants to thank you all immensely.

Look for the many impressions of the atmosphere at www.facebook.com/slagomgrolle.

Your sincerely,

On behalf of the organisation of the Battle for Grolle.

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