Welcome in 1627

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!

What is the Slag om Grolle?

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.

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Ticket sale

An entrance fee will be charged between 9:00-16:00 when entering the city center and the Battlefield.

Early bird tickets are available from June till August 31st, 2019. Starting from September 1st, 2019, tickets are sold at regular rates: €13,50 for adults and €3,50 for kids. During the event itself (18-19-20 October) tickets are available at the ticket booths and also online through the webshop.

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Special beer at The Battle of Grolle

Beer brewer companies “Grolsch” and “Brouwersnös” join forces in honor of the Battle of Grolle 2019. Specially for this 7th edition of the Battle they will be brewing a new one-time only special beer. This beer will be available exclusively in the run-up to and during the event. What special beer this will become, is up to the master brewers of both breweries. They will be considering this in the coming months – in cooperation with the organization of the Battle of Grolle.

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PRESS RELEASE – Grolsch and Brouwersnös jointly brew specialty beers for the Battle of Grolle

6 August 2019

PRESS RELEASE – Grolsch and Brouwersnös jointly brew specialty beers for the Battle of Grolle New specialty beer available exclusively around the Battle of Grolle 2019 Beer brewers Grolsch and Brouwersnös are joining forces in honor of the Battle of Grolle 2019. Especially for this seventh edition of the Battle, they will jointly brew a […]

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