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!

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.

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What is the Battle of 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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Trailer Slag om Grolle 2019

The trailer for the Battle of Grolle 2019 is online! The video was made by Roel Krabben, who made a beautiful after movie of the battle after the 2017 edition.

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Again, thousands of visitors enjoy the Battle of Grolle

22 October 2019

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. For three days […]

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Compagnie Grolle defends the “Starcke Stadt Groll”

9 September 2019

Compagnie Grolle defends the “Starcke Stadt Groll” The Compagnie Grolle was founded at the end of the last century as part of the Prince’s army. So, a State’s compagnie. The most natural thing in the world; nobody actually thought about it. After the first Battle of Grolle event, in 2005, there were only a few […]

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Watch the Trailer for the Battle of Grolle 2019

22 August 2019

The trailer for the Battle of Grolle 2019 is online! The video was made by Roel Krabben, who made a beautiful after movie of the battle after the 2017 edition.

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