Groningen is a youthful city in the north of the Netherlands, set back a short distance from the coast and the North Sea. The city is home to pristine gardens, educational museums and a vibrant nightlife.
Things to do in Groningen
The Groninger Museum is considered one of the five most progressive modern art collections in the world and is home to an array of state-of-the-art works. Exhibitions include local, national and international pieces of both contemporary and modern art.
For a little quiet time, head to Prinsenhof Gardens, located behind the Provincial House. These relaxing gardens feature manicured walkways and flowerbeds bursting with colours.
Visit Martinitoren Tower for the best views of the city. It’s located in Grote Markt Square and was built over 500 years ago. Once an important watch tower, this impressive structure stands at an impressive 100 metres tall.
If you have a little extra time on your hands, head north-west along the coastline to explore the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site. Appease your inner adventurer by exploring the beautiful beaches, sand banks and cycle paths.
Getting around Groningen
Having arrived by bus or car from Groningen Airport, 20 minutes south of the city, you’ll find Groningen compact enough to walk or cycle using one of the bike hire companies. You can also catch the city’s public buses.