Blues Festival | Enjoy the Blues in Grolloo
On June 3 and 4, 2016, the first edition of the Holland International Blues Festival took the first step towards a grandiose musical adventure. Followed by new editions in 2017 (June 9 and 10), 2018 (June 8 and 9) and 2019 (June 14 and 15). Unfortunately, the HIBF did not take place in 2020 and 2021. But for 2022 the dates are known June 9, 10 and 11. Then we may go to the Holland International Blues Festival in Grolloo again. In 2023 is the date June 9 & 10.
Blues Village Grolloo
The picturesque village of Grolloo, which has about 800 inhabitants, is located about 11 km southeast of Assen, the birthplace of one of the Netherlands' most famous blues singers: Harry Muskee.
For years, Muskee lived in a small farmhouse in Grolloo, which his band Cuby & the Blizzards used as a rehearsal space. With their musical successes, they put Grolloo on the map as a blues village. Since 2011, the farmhouse has been converted into a Cuby & the Blizzards museum.
So it's a nice combination to go to the Blues Festival, but also to see the museum. If the weather permits, it is even possible to go to Grolloo by bike. So you can get a breath of fresh air after a day at the festival.
We have bikes for rent for € 8.50 per day. Prefer an E-bike? We also have them for rent for € 23.50 per day.
Combine your visit with an overnight stay
First a delicious breakfast from our extensive breakfast buffet, before heading to the Blues Festival.
When the festival is over, you return to the hotel. This will probably be later in the evening, but that's no problem. You just have your key on your phone. Curious how that works? Click here. So you can always go back inside and sleep well after such a day of music.
Need extra relaxation? Then book a room with private sauna & terrace. Relax in your own barrel sauna on the terrace of your hotel room. Prefer to take a bath? Then choose a Luxury Theme Room, this one is equipped with a whirlpool bath. Or a Luxury Theme Suite, which has a freestanding bath in the room, where you can even watch television in the bath.
Curious? Take a look at the hotel rooms below.