Accommodations in Groesbeek

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Groesbeek is a town in the municipality of Groesbeek, in the Rijk van Nijmegen region. Groesbeek lies in a hilly and wooded landscape, which continues into Germany in the vast Reichswald.

The hills and valleys of Groesbeek form the northwestern Lower Rhine Ridge. It was formed about 200,000 years ago during the penultimate ice age, the Saalien. Near present-day Groesbeek, the glacial ice came to a halt. At its highest point, Groesbeek measures over 95 metres above NAP. The name Groesbeek probably comes from the stream that once flowed from the NH Church in an easterly direction.

Excavations have shown that Groesbeek was inhabited from Roman times onwards. For instance, Roman pots and pans were found in nearby Berg en Dal. Villa Gronspech was owned by the Lords of Groesbeek from 1040 to 1699. In 1990, remains of the castle of the Lords of Groesbeek were excavated during work on Hoflaan.

A railway line was built in 1865. In 1905, a steam-powered dairy was built, soon followed by several, smaller factories. Employment increased slightly as a result. Yet most residents still had to rely on employment elsewhere in the region. Groesbeek remained poor and consequently had very specific professions such as blueberry pickers and deliverymen.

The town of Groesbeek has six entries in the national monument register, including the South Mill, Tower of the Reformed Church and the church itself and two archaeological sites. Groesbeek also has 51 municipal monuments and 18 war monuments. There are also four museums: Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944-1945, Museumpark Orientalis Heilig Land Stichting (former Biblical open-air museum), Afrika Museum and Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

Annual events in Groesbeek include the Zevenheuvelenloop (and parties), the Nijmegen Four-Day Walk, Zwitserloot Dak Run, Ne Nederlandse Wijnfeesten and the Smartlappenfestival.

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