Day trips from Groningen

Another great benefit of travelling to Groningen in the north of the Netherlands is that you’ll be surrounded by nature. Discover nearby parks and nature reserves during a relaxing field trip.

Fortress Bourtange

Fortress Bourtange in Groningen The great thing about Fortress Bourtange is that it's almost completely in its original state and offers many activities, like canon shooting for example, that take you by the hand on your exploration of the fortress and its history. Maybe not for the youngest, but [...] Continue reading about Fortress Bourtange.


Nature park Lauwersmeer in Groningen National Park Lauwersmeer has something for every visitor of the province Groningen. With walking paths and bike paths throughout the park you can enjoy forested areas, fields of orchids and of course the water. If you wish to go on a boat tour or rather [...] Continue reading about Lauwersmeer.


Theme park Wonderwereld Theme park Wonderwereld (Wonder World) offers an adventurous trip in the province Groningen. A combination of fairy tail creatures, insectarium, subtropical greenhouse and birds of prey show. So much to discover on a day out! Walk past the sleeping dragons (sssshhhh....) to the magical castle [...] Continue reading about Wonderwereld.

Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen

Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen (Seal rehabilitation and research center Pieterburen) is really a must to visit when touring the province of Groningen. Both you and your kids can learn a lot about the different seals, how they live and for example what they eat. Though it's of [...] Continue reading about Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen.