"Groeten uit Grolloo" Grolloo by sachara

Grolloo Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 53 photos

Greetings from Grolloo

Grolloo is a village 10 KM from Assen. There are still some traditional farmhouses.

Cuby & the Blizzards
In the sixties Grolloo was very known, because the blues band of Harry Muskee, named ''Cuby & the Blizzards''. They lived here in one of the old farmhouses. One of the first records of C&B (1968) is "Groeten uit Grolloo'', meaning "Greetings from Grolloo''.

During the summer months of 2001 there was an exhibition on occasion of the 60th birthday of Harry Muskee ( the 10th June) in the farmhouse, where he lived in the 60s with his band. The exhibition was organised by the foundation ''Maintenance of the Cultural Heritage Harry Muskee''. This picture ''Groeten uit Grolloo'' is the frontcover of the invitation card (and also the frontcover of the 60s recordsleeve).

The 10th June 2011 on occasion of the 70th birthday the small farmhouse turned permanently into the Cuby and the Blizzards museum.

In the centre of the village Grolloo, opposite cafe Hofsteenge at the main road, you can also find a statue of Harry Muskee.

Harry Muskee

Statues, cultural heritage, exhibitions..... this was allready there while the man was still alive and kicking. Once a year Harry Muskee with his band, named Cuby & the Blizzards again, came back to Grolloo playing the blues in the local pub "Hofsteenge''.

During their theatre tour "C&B plays John Lee Hooker'' 2003-2004 they played in Grolloo at the 29th May 2004. The song ''Just for a fun'' from the 60s is about visiting Grolloo and Hofsteenge.

At the occasion of the 70th birthday of Harry John Mayal came to Grolloo to play in the concert of C&B. This concert turned out to be the last concert of Cuby and the Blizzards. At the 26th september Harry Muskee passed away. At the 30th september 1000s of fans came to Grolloo to say farewell to Harry in his former house. The band of Harry played for the last time for the fans at the terrace of café Hofsteenge.

Landgoed ''De Berenkuil''

When you like to stay some time in this area with a lot of natural beauty, you can find a wonderful camping site in Grolloo, "De Berenkuil" in a nice natural setting with protected junipers. For the kids it's always a party to be there. Every evening in the open-air theatre starts "Berenpret'', especially for the kids with a lot of singing, theatre and fun.

  • Last visit to Grolloo: Sep 2015
  • Intro Updated Nov 23, 2015
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2010 at 3:06 AM

    Thanks for your story....

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2009 at 5:25 AM

    Very interesting page. Ithink I see a connection. Bruce Springsteen jumped into the scene with his "Greetings from Asbury Park" album. hmmm. Anyway, hope your birthday is fantastic!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2009 at 7:22 AM

    Good to know that at Landgoed "De Berenkuil'', the Junipers are assured of their future ;-)))

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 12:38 PM

    Nice village, page and travelogues!

  • shivan's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 12:20 PM

    this page is a small jewel my friend

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2004 at 11:27 PM

    I really liked your Grolloo page Alije, but couldn't find the Gorillas LOL

  • aukjejetty's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2004 at 12:01 AM

    Just started living in Grolloo last month (temporarly), it's such a charming little village, but I am afraid it will be too boring for me in the winter.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2004 at 2:01 PM

    At my hotel in Toronto this week I saw a big 'Grolsch' sign and thought - 'that's strange, usually you only see Heineken from the Netherlands!' Now this!!

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