In 2022, we are celebrating the 350th anniversary of how the Netherlands escaped its downfall in 1672, the so-called Year of Disaster. The Republic of the United Netherlands, as it was then called, was being attacked by four neighbouring countries: England, France, and two German dioceses. This victory will be commemorated and celebrated all over the country during the whole of 2022, including in Groningen and, of course, at the UG!
To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Siege of Groningen (Groningens Ontzet) by Bommen Berend and the subsequent liberation on 28 August 1672, the UG is organizing all sorts of activities and events. Click on the menu for the programme and for a short historical overview of the siege of the city and the role of the University during the siege.
Some photos and videos of the activities: