We celebrate Bommen Berend (Gronings Ontzet) and are therefore closed

We are closed on August 28 and cannot be reached by phone. On that day we celebrate that the city of Groningen had withstood the siege by Bernhard von Galen, Bishop of Munster in the disaster year of 1672. On August 28, after a siege of barely a month, the bishop ordered his troops to withdraw. The bishop was popularly called Bommen Berend because of the frequent use of cannon-fired bombs, the most modern weaponry at the time, which caused considerable damage within the city walls.

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