Having surrounded the city they demanded the surrender but this was rejected by Van Eussum.
He hoped for relief soon but at the same time the Spanish dug siege positions and installed bastions around the key positions.
The Siege of Coevorden was a siege that took place between 26 July and 2 September 1592 during the Eighty Years' War and the Anglo–Spanish War at the city of Coevorden by a Dutch and English force under overall command of Maurice of Nassau.
The city was defended by Frederik van den Bergh who had been commissioned for the defence by King Philip II of Spain.
Verdugo however was not familiar with the climate of Coevorden, and as well as a lack of fuel and food, disease took hold of the Spanish camp - many soldiersol of which succumbed to.
In addition a great many deserted; one company shrank from 500 to 100 men.
Maurice adopted the same tactics as the Duke of Parma, by creating defensible barriers and zones of control.
Verdugo constructed a road through Drenthe into Bentheim and Schoonebeek.
Meanwhile, Maurice's forces soon approached Coevorden and started to dig trenches in front of the Spanish force surrounding the city.
Verudgo reconnoitred the position but found the Anglo-Dutch to be impregnable and established on his line of communications.
The city of Coevorden was one of these towns and had been captured in September 1592 which thus cut off the Spaniards eastern supply line to Groningen.
The following year the capture of Geertruidenberg cut off Groningen further.