Groesbeek is a place in the municipality of Groesbeek, in the kingdom of Nijmegen. Groesbeek lies in a hilly and wooded landscape, which is continued in Germany in the vast Reichswald.
The hills and valleys of Groesbeek form the north-western Lower Rhine hillside. This occurred about 200,000 years ago during the penultimate ice age, the Saalia. At the current Groesbeek the glacier ice cream came to a halt. At the highest point, Groesbeek measures 95 meters above the NAP. The name Groesbeek probably comes from the brook that once flowed from the NH Church in the eastern direction.
Excavations have shown that Groesbeek has been inhabited since Roman times. For example, Roman pots and pans were found in nearby Berg and Dal. Villa Gronspech is owned by the Groesbeek Men from 1040 until 1699. In 1990, during the work at the Hoflaan, remains of the Groesbeek's castle castle were excavated.
In 1865 a railway line was built. In 1905 a steam mill was built, soon followed by several smaller factories. Employment thus increased. Yet most of the inhabitants were still employed on employment elsewhere in the region. Groesbeek remained poor and knew very specific professions like forest pickers and farmers.
The site Groesbeek has six entries in the national register, including the Zuidmolen, the Tower of the Reformed Church and the church itself and two archaeological sites. In addition, Groesbeek has 51 municipal monuments and 18 war memorials. There are also four museums: National Liberation Museum 1944-1945, Orientalis Holy Land Foundation Museum (former Biblical open-air museum), Africa Museum and Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.
Annual events in Groesbeek include the Zevenheuvelenloop (and parties), the Nijmeegse Vierdaagse, Zwitserloot Dak Run, Ne Nederlandse Wijnfeesten and the Smartlappenfestival.