The Spanish flag waves on top of the church tower in Grolle. In the streets, children are playing children’s games, merchants are haggling about the price of their goods, pigs are roasted on a spit. Everything just seems to be peaceful… until the message arrives that the State 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!
Again, thousands of visitors enjoy the Battle of Grolle
Groenlo 20-10-2019 With more than 25,000 visitors, including the 1500 re-enactors who were able to pursue their hobby for three days in Groenlo and the many, tired but satisfied, volunteers, the Battle of Grolle 2019 edition can be once again considered very successful. The organization wants to thank everyone who has contributed in any way whatsoever. Once again, without them this edition would not have been possible.
On October 18-19-20, 2019, the 7th edition of the historical and cultural event “The Battle of Grolle” takes place. For three days and nights the whole of the town of Groenlo returns to the year 1627, where spectators can expect a chock-full program. During day hours the complete city center is a car-free zone and the streets are filled with demonstrations of historical crafts, music, theater and market stalls. There are also lots of children’s activities and plenty opportunities to wine and dine in style and watch the battle that took place here 4 centuries ago.