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 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.
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.