The 92 best places to visit during a city trip in Groningen

Groningen is a student city with a long, turbulent history. This is reflected in the many historic warehouses, courtyards and other monuments that the city is rich. Besides old you can also enjoy modern architecture. Thus, the design of the Groninger Museum is a work of art in itself. For a day of shopping you are also at the right place in Groningen. The centre is full of shops with special products. Experience it and experience this vibrant student city.


blank Photo The Pool in Groningen, Eat & drink, Drink, Dining

The Pool

A Mediterranean restaurant and cocktail bar with a cosy ambience. Share and taste tasty, small dishes together with your company.

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De Belg Waterloo

Let the fresh Flemish fries taste good at the Grote Markt during a nice day of shopping in the centre of Groningen.

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blank Photo Roezen in Groningen, Shopping, Fun shopping, Buy home accessories

Roezen

Specialty store with atmospheric, modern look for all your bedding, pillows, luxury bathrobes, bath linen and pajamas, but also sauna products.

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blank Photo Hofje Sint Anthony Gasthuis in Groningen, View, Neighborhood, square, park

Hofje Sint Anthony Gasthuis

Originally, the guesthouse was located against the city wall. This because it used to serve as a peshouse. Nowadays it's a peaceful place in the city.

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blank Photo Hotel Corps de Garde in Groningen, Sleep, Hotels & accommodations

Hotel Corps de Garde

This quirky hotel offers all the comfort you need in a personal atmosphere where the rooms are shrouded in a modern classical style.

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Bud Gett Hostels

Inspired by Mondriaan, this comfortable budget hotel is just 500 metres from the Grote Markt and other cosy squares and highlights.

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Ascoli

Original gifts with a nice design or color. Practical or just very beautiful, real haunts. That's what you find in Ascoli.

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blank Photo Synagoge in Groningen, View, Sights & landmarks

Synagoge

Since its restoration in 1981, the Synagogue can be visited for exhibitions, concerts, lectures and guided tours.

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blank Photo Riemer in Groningen, Shopping, Hobby & leisure	, Coffee, tea & cakes

Riemer

Here you can quietly sniff among the many books. The experience is complete if you can also have a delicious cup of coffee in the shop.

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blank Photo Klinkhamer antiek en curiosa in Groningen, Shopping, Buy home accessories, Buy hobby stuff

Klinkhamer antiek en curiosa

You are not bored here soon. Stroll around in this large antique, curiosa and record store of no less than 200 square meters.

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blank Photo De Pijp - Wine & Dine in Groningen, Eat & drink, Enjoy lovley diner

De Pijp - Wine & Dine

In the heart of the city, on the most beautiful canal in Groningen, you will find this restaurant where you can taste honest food prepared with seasonal products.

blank Photo Leuk en Lekker in Groningen, Shopping, Buy delicacies

Leuk en Lekker

How did they get to the name of the store? Very simple... it's the two most commonly used words in the store. Look around and taste.

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blank Photo Androesja in Groningen, Shopping, Fun shopping

Androesja

In this exclusive men's fashion store you will find a very diverse and very carefully composed collection of more than 20 exclusive brands.

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blank Photo Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum in Groningen, View, Museums & galleries

Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum

Learn all about the maritime history of the North through a beautiful collection. You will find the museum in two medieval buildings.

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DOT

At the futuristic looking DOT, everyone who loves good food and drinks, film, culture and in fine weather, the city beach is welcome.

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blank Photo Martinikerkhof in Groningen, View, Neighborhood, square, park

Martinikerkhof

Enjoy this green oasis of peace and leave the bustle of the city centre behind. The square exudes the atmosphere of a small park.

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blank Photo Eetcafé Ugly Duck in Groningen, Eat & drink, Coffee, Lunch, Drink, Diner

Eetcafé Ugly Duck

Enjoy a delicious lunch, dinner or one of the beer dishes at the Ugly Duck diner. Picking up a terrace is also fine at this tasting room.

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Hoge der A

Between the High der A and Lage der A, the A flows through this stream, ships used to enter and unload. You will find 28 national monuments here.

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blank Photo Stadhuis in Groningen, View, Sights & landmarks

Stadhuis

The town hall of Groningen stands on the Grote Markt on the spot where a town hall has been standing since the thirteenth century.

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blank Photo Het Pakhuis in Groningen, Eat & drink, Enjoy nice drink, Enjoy lovley diner

Het Pakhuis

The Warehouse started as an artist's café. You can still feel this in the ambience of today. Taste delicious dishes and drinks.

blank Photo Florentin Groningen in Groningen, Eat & drink, Lunch, Drink, Diner

Florentin Groningen

Enjoy a drink and delicious food in a casual atmosphere. The cuisine is inspired by Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African flavours.

blank Photo KOKOTOKO in Groningen, Shopping, Fun shopping

KOKOTOKO

At Koko Toko is versatile. From clothing to book, from furniture to chocolate. Everything you find here is made as fair and sustainable as possible.

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blank Photo Brussels Lof in Groningen, Eat & drink, Dining

Brussels Lof

Every day they work here with the finest indigenous products. This has given them joy, pleasure and inspiration at Brussels Praise for 30 years.

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Bellucci

The collection you will find here has been carefully compiled with labels from Barcelona to London and from Brussels to Copenhagen.

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blank Photo Bakkerij Blanche in Groningen, Shopping, Delicacy, Coffee, Lunch, Snack

Bakkerij Blanche

Everything here is freshly prepared, the staff is customer friendly and the ambience is beautiful. Breakfast and lunch here in luxury.

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blank Photo Der Aa-kerk in Groningen, View, Sights & landmarks

Der Aa-kerk

The light enters this church beautifully, recognizable by its striking yellow tower. There's nothing to see, but the tower collapsed twice.

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blank Photo Laif & Nuver in Groningen, Shopping, Lifestyle & cooking

Laif & Nuver

Experience the unique atmosphere of Laif & Nuver and be inspired by the unique range of home accessories. You will find this shop at the Fish Market.

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blank Photo Noorderplantsoen in Groningen, View, Walk around

Noorderplantsoen

Nature and history come together in this green place. The park is located on the site where the defensive ramparts of the city were built in the 17th century.

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blank Photo Envogue in Groningen, Shopping, Fashion & clothing

Envogue

Known for its trendy, feminine and luxurious collections, Envogue focuses on today's fashion-conscious, charming and self-confident woman.

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blank Photo Wereldburgers in Groningen, Eat & drink, Dining

Wereldburgers

At World Citizens you can taste good, responsible and affordable food in a relaxed atmosphere. Everything is homemade with pure ingredients.

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Voilà

Dine here according to the French table d'hôte principle. Voilà serves a daily changing five-course menu based on French cuisine.

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Hoekje Design

Affordable design, gifts, accessories, vintage and interior advice. Among the second-hand articles there is something for everyone to find.

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blank Photo Heerlijk chocolade in Groningen, Shopping, Buy gifts, Buy delicacies

Heerlijk chocolade

Real chocolate lovers can enjoy themselves here. This delicious shop is full of handmade chocolates and chocolate gifts.

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blank Photo Café de Sleutel in Groningen, Eat & drink, Enjoy nice drink

Café de Sleutel

This café has a rich history and has been expanded with love and attention over the centuries. Enjoy a dish or drink in the atmosphere of 1659.

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blank Photo Vismarkt in Groningen, View, Walk around

Vismarkt

The Vismarkt is centrally located and is a backdrop for various markets but also for the fair, open-air performances and concerts.

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blank Photo Het Bakkerscafé in Groningen, Eat & drink, Drink coffee tea, Enjoy delicious lunch

Het Bakkerscafé

Passion for craftsmanship and love for pure and natural ingredients are 'bailing' here. Taste of original, mostly organic, flavors.

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The Student Hotel Groningen

Near the Martini Tower, The Student Hotel is shrouded in an impressive setting where you can play table tennis and rent bicycles.

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Sint-Jozefkathedraal

Built from 1885 to 1887, this neo-Gothic church contains a beautiful organ and a special hexagonal spire made of cast iron.

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blank Photo Grote Markt in Groningen, View, Coffee, Drink, Neighborhood

Grote Markt

The centre of Groningen where the view is beautiful thanks to the Martini Tower and the town hall adjacent to the square.

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blank Photo Tafelgoud in Groningen, Shopping, Lifestyle & cooking

Tafelgoud

For a nicely set table you are here at the right place. Thanks to the beautiful tableware, cutlery and table linen, your dinner will be unforgettable.

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blank Photo GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen in Groningen, View, Museums & galleries

GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen

Museum of graphic crafts, graphic arts and design. Besides historical presses that can be viewed, craftsmen are happy to explain everything to you.

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blank Photo Openbaar toilet Reitemakersrijge in Groningen, View, Sights & landmarks

Openbaar toilet Reitemakersrijge

With a public toilet, you don't immediately think of a nice place. However, the toilet created by Koolhaas and Olaf is a picture to see.

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blank Photo Heksenketel in Groningen, Shopping, Fashion & clothing

Heksenketel

Virtually everything in the store is made by members of the Witch Cauldron. You will find a unique collection of women's clothing, jewellery and accessories.

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blank Photo Yantra in Groningen, Shopping, Hobby & leisure

Yantra

Source of inspiration, oasis of tranquility. A specialty store in the field of spirituality, meditation (mindfulness), yoga and conscious life.

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blank Photo De Kaaskop in Groningen, Shopping, Delicacies & specialties

De Kaaskop

For cheese, dairy, nuts, tapas and wine. At the Cheesecap they love honest food, beautiful products from the region and unexpected taste combinations.

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blank Photo Galerie Erik Zwezerijnen in Groningen, Shopping, Lifestyle & cooking, Museums & galleries

Galerie Erik Zwezerijnen

Let the work of Erik Zwezerijnen grab you in this atmospheric gallery. The style of the works is colourful, full of energy and cheerful.

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blank Photo Lily & Rose in Groningen, Shopping, Gifts & presents, Lifestyle & cooking

Lily & Rose

Visit Lily & Rose for a mix of cosmetics, crockery and gifts. The assortment consists of beautiful brands and the staff are happy to give advice.

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blank Photo Verroest in Groningen, Shopping, Lifestyle & cooking

Verroest

The monumental 18th century warehouse on the Donkersgang has been transformed into a shop full of unique furniture, lamps and accessories.

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blank Photo Korenbeurs in Groningen, View, Sightseeing

Korenbeurs

The Korenbeurs has long been the center of grain trade. The unique building and techniques are a mix of styles and now houses an Albert Heijn.

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blank Photo Grand-café De Betere Tijden in Groningen, Eat & drink, Coffee, Drink, Diner

Grand-café De Betere Tijden

In this Grand-café you can go for a cup of coffee or a drink from four o'clock. Then the varied menu comes on the table.

blank Photo Kattencafé Op z'n Kop in Groningen, Eat & drink, Coffee, tea & cakes, Lunch

Kattencafé Op z'n Kop

The perfect place for a cup of coffee and lots of cat love! Sit down and before you know it, there's a kitten on your lap.

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Het Feithhuis

In the shadow of the Martinikerk you will find't Feithhuis, the meeting place of Groningen. Here you can relax, eat and drink.

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Stationsgebouw

On arrival or departure, do not turn around but through the station building. Look out your eyes thanks to the special ceilings and beautiful windows.

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blank Photo Mulder Feestartikelen in Groningen, Shopping, Buy hobby stuff

Mulder Feestartikelen

From Saint Nicholas to Halloween and from Carnival to Tirol but also for disco, Orange, the Toppers, Oktoberfest, theme parties, birthdays and births.

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blank Photo Ultra in Groningen, View, Sights & landmarks

Ultra

This lady seems to meet at first glance all the ideals of beauty. But look better, so you can notice some weird things.

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blank Photo Batsu in Groningen, Shopping, Lifestyle & cooking

Batsu

In this Japanese shop you will find all kinds of pottery, in beautiful bright colours, small works of art, rice wines and translated books.

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blank Photo Broodje van eigen deeg in Groningen, Shopping, Delicacies & specialties, Snack & inbetween

Broodje van eigen deeg

Delicious bread, viennoiserie and patisserie of french quality, it's like you made it in France.

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blank Photo Coffee Break in Groningen, Eat & drink, Drink coffee tea, Enjoy delicious lunch

Coffee Break

Enjoy the best coffee in a modern setting. Delicious blends that remind you of the coffee from the best Italian coffee shops.

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Academiegebouw

The building is of historical value due to the history of scientific education in Groningen and its neo-Renaissance design.

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blank Photo Beans & Grapes in Groningen, Shopping, Gifts & presents, Delicacies & specialties

Beans & Grapes

Wine lovers to optimally enjoy quality wines. This is what Beans & Grapes goes for. The assortment is unique, the advice is personal.

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blank Photo De Pintelier in Groningen, Eat & drink, Drink

De Pintelier

Enjoy a special beer along with a mixture of students, teachers and towners. During the summer you can sit here in the sun.

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blank Photo Ariola Delicatessen in Groningen, Shopping, Delicacies & specialties

Ariola Delicatessen

In Ariola's open kitchen, the most delicious Italian delicacies are prepared. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and you will be greeted kindly.

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blank Photo Groninger Museum in Groningen, View, Visit museum

Groninger Museum

Let yourself be surprised by this colourful, versatile museum. There are extensive collections of art and antiquities.

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blank Photo Martinitoren in Groningen, View, Sightseeing, Experience

Martinitoren

For over 500 years, this tower has determined the view of the city. The ascent is rewarded with a beautiful view of the city.

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blank Photo TOET in Groningen, Eat & drink, Coffee, tea & cakes, Lunch

TOET

Imagine yourself in a dessert paradise with passion for pure & nature and let the delicious coffee, tea, desserts and cake taste good.

blank Photo Oude Boteringenstraat in Groningen, View, Walk around

Oude Boteringenstraat

In this street are some of the oldest buildings in Groningen. You will see special monumental buildings such as large mansions.

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blank Photo Hotel Prinsenhof in Groningen, Sleep, Hotels & accommodations

Hotel Prinsenhof

The beautiful historic 15th century Hotel Prinsenhof has 34 rooms, all of which are different in size, layout and historical details.

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Goudkantoor

Enjoy a good cup of coffee, extensive lunch or delicious dinner in a rustic setting at this almost 400 year old monumental building.

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blank Photo DiCapolavori in Groningen, Shopping, Fun shopping

DiCapolavori

Enjoy the craftsmanship, style and trends in this shoe store. Resident in the high-profile and unique collections of women's and men's shoes.

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blank Photo Witting in Groningen, Shopping, Fun shopping

Witting

Thanks to the old shopping bell, the ceiling high shelving cabinets and oak counters, time seems to have stood still in this hat shop.

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blank Photo Pelstergasthuis in Groningen, View, Sights & landmarks

Pelstergasthuis

Enjoy the peace and quiet in this largest and oldest guest house in Groningen. Founded in the 12th century to care for the poor, the sick and the pilgrims.

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PS!

The curves are inspired by Gaudi's Parc Guell. With the coffee they serve homemade cakes and chocolates.

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blank Photo Droppie in Groningen, Shopping, Delicacies & specialties

Droppie

They specialize in licorice here. Choose from more than 300 different species. Taste the gum arabic from Senegal.

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blank Photo Hotel Miss Blanche in Groningen, Sleep, Hotels & accommodations

Hotel Miss Blanche

In a monumental building in a beautiful location, this fine hotel is located where you can spend the night in modern, luxurious apartments and suites.

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Tekinev

Here you will find a traditional and modern cuisine with a Turkish heart. Taste the wide variety of flavours of Turkish cuisine.

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Croissanterie Pigalle

If you're in the Stoeldraaierstraat chasing your nose, chances are you'll end up in here. The freshly baked croissants smell delicious.

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Pictura

Pictura is located in a beautiful, monumental building at the Martinikerkhof. Here, artists from various directions and disciplines exhibit.

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blank Photo Hotel de Doelen in Groningen, Sleep, Hotels & accommodations

Hotel de Doelen

At the foot of the Martini Tower in a listed building, this beautiful hotel offers modern facilities and characteristically furnished rooms.

blank Photo Prinsentuin in Groningen, View, Neighborhood, square, park

Prinsentuin

In this beautiful, hundreds of years old garden you will find a rose garden, herb garden and a tea shop that is open in fine weather.

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Universiteitsmuseum

The academic heart of Groningen. This museum has a diverse collection. Nature, culture and science are central.

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blank Photo BLACK & BLOOM in Groningen, Eat & drink, Coffee, tea & cakes

BLACK & BLOOM

Coffee fanatics step into the sky here. The complexity and quality of Black & Bloom coffees is unmatched.

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blank Photo Reisboekwinkel de Zwerver in Groningen, Shopping, Gifts & presents, Hobby & leisure

Reisboekwinkel de Zwerver

For many, this is the beginning of the holiday. Stroll past the bookcases full of travel guides and the card boxes in search of the right map.

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blank Photo Sieraden Atelier Willem Tredge in Groningen, Shopping, Fashion & clothing

Sieraden Atelier Willem Tredge

In one of the most beautiful shopping streets of the city you will find this jewellery workshop. Here, Willem Tredgett works on unique jewellery and utensils.

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blank Photo Wijsneus in Groningen, Shopping, Fun shopping

Wijsneus

The eye-catching shop window promises something: a shop full of unusual clothes, toys, books and lots of items for children from zero to eight.

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blank Photo De Soepwinkel in Groningen, Eat & drink, Enjoy delicious lunch

De Soepwinkel

Soup lovers pay attention! This is the address for delicious home-made soups in all colors and scents. Deliciously warm and with a good piece of bread.

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Hotel Asgard

This unique hotel concept combines ecological materials and an exhibition of modern art in luxurious rooms including an organic breakfast.

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NS Station Groningen

This beautiful train station is located on the south side of the city centre. Take the north exit in front and walk to the city centre in more than 10 minutes.

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P+R Euroborg P3

You can park for free at the parking location at the Euroborg Station Groningen. The city centre is cheap and quick to reach with the Citybus.

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Parking UMG Zuid

On the west side of the city near the hospital located parking garage. You walk through the Nieuwe Sint Jansstraat in about 10 minutes to the Grote Markt.

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blank Photo VVV in Groningen, Info, Tourist office

VVV

At the Tourist Office on the Grote Markt you will find all kinds of useful information for your city visit. Also for tours and tickets this is the right place.

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blank Photo Parkeergarage Centrum in Groningen, Info, Parking places

Parkeergarage Centrum

In the heart of the center opposite the Korenbeurs located some narrow parking garage. The entire city centre is easily accessible from here.

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blank Photo P+R Station Groningen in Groningen, Info, Parking places

P+R Station Groningen

Parking garage located at the station Groningen on the southwest side of the city centre. The city centre is a short walk from the station.

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