Next to that the city centre has managed to hold on to its small town characteristics thanks to the many small streets, the large central market (hence the name Grote Markt, Large Market) and the cosy terraces. In case you’re bored there are obviously plenty of ways that a trip to Groningen can make your day!
Grote MarktThe Grote Markt is still a place where actual weekly markets are organized. From the general market on Tuesday to the non-food market on Thursday, not to mention the goods on offer in the weekend. Surrounding the Grote Markt you find a variety of bars [...] Continue reading about Grote Markt.
VismarktThe name of the Vismarkt (Fish Market) says it, fish lovers will definitely enjoy a trip down this square. But that's not the only thing to see at the Vismarkt. Take for example the Korenbeurs that nowadays houses the Albert Heijn and oversees everything going [...] Continue reading about Vismarkt.
Besides a fun city center, thanks to the small streets and nice squares, Groningen also has a lot to offer when it comes to green areas. Nicely relaxing during your trip to one of the city parks is definitely an option.
NoorderplantsoenPerhaps you've heard the name before as the Noorderplantsoen is the location of the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival that is organized in Groningen every year. The long and small city park is very well suited for this as it allows for the performances to be [...] Continue reading about Noorderplantsoen.
PrinsentuinIncluding the impressive sundial from 1731 at the Turfsingel, the Prinsentuin (Prince's garden) is a pearl in the city center of Groningen. The reason that the sundial is impressive, is that it, besides the local time, also tells the duration of the day in sun [...] Continue reading about Prinsentuin.
Stadspark GroningenVisiting Groningen during a day out and looking for a place for the kids to play around? Then the Stadspark Groningen (City Park Groningen) is a great place to go. Also for a picnic or to play with the kids in the petting zoo make [...] Continue reading about Stadspark Groningen.
GRIDThe GRID in Groningen is the museum for realizing GRaphic IDeas, formarly known as the Grafisch Museum Groningen. The collection of the museum consists of a variety of interesting objects from graphic art and design. From printing presses to image setters and even a book [...] Continue reading about GRID.
Groninger MuseumThe building that houses the Groninger Museum in Groningen has an attractive design and modern look (existing in its current shape since 1994). Hour after hour you can enjoy a variety of exhibitions, from photography to paintings and contemporary art, fashion and design. Be sure [...] Continue reading about Groninger Museum.
Nederlands StripmuseumThe Nederlands Stripmuseum (Dutch Comic Museum) in Groningen was opened in 2004 and welcomes everybody who loves comics, young and old. From the adventures of Donald Duck to unique Japanese comic styles are exhibited, even to the point of looking over the shoulder of a [...] Continue reading about Nederlands Stripmuseum.
Noordelijk ScheepvaartmuseumAlways wanted to know more about the history of maritime life and shipbuilding? Visit the Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum (Northern Maritime Museum) in Groningen! What to expect? With an extensive collection of pictures, archives, ship models and parts really anything that can be related to ships and [...] Continue reading about Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum.
UniversiteitsmuseumThe Universiteitsmuseum (University Museum) in Groningen takes you through the history of the sciences with anything ranging from instruments to photos and objects that were donated to museum over time. From the history of Veterinary Medicine to Human Medicine are at display at the museum. [...] Continue reading about Universiteitsmuseum.
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