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Gronings Ontzet ‘Bommen Berend’
28 August is also popularly known as “Gronings Ontzet”. The locals celebrate the liberation of the siege by the German bishop Bernard von Galen (“Bommen Berend”) in 1672.
Enjoy great attractions, cotton candy and go gamble. The summer fair will be at the Grote Markt from August 20 to 28 as part of the celebration.
Go back in time with the Bommen Walk
Join the Bommen berend Expedition on Wednesday, August 28 August. During this walk, you can discover where the city of Groningen was attacked, what the resistance looked like and how cannonballs exploded. Register here (sorry only Dutch page, but the form shouldn’t be too hard). Fill in your name, e-mail, subject and message (in chronological order).