Visit Groningen: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Groningen

Groninger Museum
The bright, mismatched jumble of the Groninger Museum of Art is a post-modernist masterpiece in its own right. Sitting in the waters opposite the train station, its form draws you into a world of ever-changing contemporary exhibitions and creativity. The museum’s collection also features many local works, archaeological finds and historic pieces transported to the Netherlands during the Golden Age.
Martini Tower and Martin's Church
The Martinitoren has stood in Groningen’s market square for five centuries. Keeper of the bells for neighbouring Martin’s Church, the tower can be both heard and spotted from all over the city. Head inside the church itself to discover 16th-century tombs, a beautiful organ and striking original paintwork – or take on the tower for a bird’s eye view of Groningen.
Prinsentuin Gardens
The meticulously landscaped Prinsentuin is tucked away behind Groningen’s famous Prinsenhof. Surveyed by a gleaming golden sundial, lush hedges have been worked into intricate patterns, like the crowned initials of Willem Frederik of Nassau and his wife, Albertine Agnes. Amidst the foliage you’ll find a flourishing rose garden, herb garden and a network of pretty arched walkways.
Grote Markt
Main Market Square in Groningen
Euroborg Stadium
Euroborg Football Stadium
Boumaboulevard 41
Holland Casino Groningen
Holland Casino Groningen
Gedempte Kattendiep 150

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
Nice location for a weekend trip, with a lot of terraces and specialized cafés (nice selection of great belgian beers). The city centre has to offer many nice places and they all remain within walking distance or you can even rent a bike. Market is on Saturday.
Robert
Belgium
April 10, 2017
10
Exceptional
Visiting the old university, founded in the 1600's. Having Indonesian food and a complete rice table. The Three Sisters restaurant. Pigalle cafe for coffee and breakfast.
Diane
United States of America
April 8, 2017
8
Very Good
Our main purpose was to visit the Rodin exhibition at the Groninger Museum. Groningen is a pleasant student city. The Prinsenhof Hotel is centrally and quietly located behind the Martini tower.
Martin
Netherlands
April 10, 2017
10
Exceptional
Great city with plenty of bars and restaurants, huge Saturday markets and new shops opening all the time, it's a busy place.
Henry
United Kingdom
April 5, 2017
8
Very Good
Busy but helpful people, a cheerful atmosphere and plenty of interest, good food and great bars.
Peter
Spain
April 5, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Groningen

Martini Hotel

7.7 Good

Score from 2,284 reviews

$69

Average price per night
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NH Groningen Hotel De Ville

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,097 reviews

$98

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Asgard Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 715 reviews

$84

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Hotel Miss Blanche Suites & Apartments

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 869 reviews

$106

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Hotel de Doelen

8.1 Very Good

Score from 1,782 reviews

$63

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Mercure Hotel Groningen Martiniplaza

8.1 Very Good

Score from 2,064 reviews

$68

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Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys

7.8 Good

Score from 2,338 reviews

$52

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NH Groningen Hotel

8.1 Very Good

Score from 1,540 reviews

$83

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Hampshire Hotel - City Groningen

8.1 Very Good

Score from 1,460 reviews

$76

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Recommended in Groningen

All shops in City are great. Most provided free gift wrapping. V&D store excellent department store, and the food dept is excellent. Clothes compare to UK prices but with exchange rate at moment great bargains are to be had. Opticians and Shoe Shops good value too. Shops don't open until 10 or 11am though, but they stay open until 6pm. Monday is half day closing for some.

rather small but beuatiuful city center full of historical buildings combined with a good restaurants - an ideal place for a spring break...

Be careful of people with bicycles, there are like million of them

The Groninger Art Museum has a well oriented variety of artists

yes boutiques in the Zwaanestraat

small city centre, lots to see

Het Pakhuis in de Peperstraat

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