By far the shopping street that is known for its extensive offering. Not that weird as it used to be the most visited shopping street in 2011.
You’ll encounter all the well known chains here and can easily go from one store to the next during your shopping trip.
Once you’ve passed the extensive offering of the Herestraat, you finally arive at the Grote Markt. With the Martinitoren towering over the square, you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee at one of the many bars and pubs.
Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday there is also the market which offers anything from food products to clothing. Behind the City Hall you find the Waagplein which also houses numerous stores like:
If you go left from City Hall, you walk between both markets to the Vismarkt and A-Kerkhof.
Besides the weekly fish market on Wednesday, you also find stores like:
If you go left on the Grote Markt behind the City Hall (parallel to the Vismarkt), you arrive at the Zwanestraat which turns into the Grote Kromme Elleboog as you continue.
Here you find unique little shops like:
Both from the Zwanestraat and from the Vismarkt you can complete your shopping circle by taking the turn to the Folkingestraat.
In Groningen the Folkingestraat known for the many and varied shops selling art and ateliers like:
Het Binnenste Buiten
Be sure to visit the nicest store store of the Netherlands (2011), delicacy shop Ariola.