Practical information for Groningen

On this page you find all sorts of useful information for your city trip to Groningen. Information that helps you easily find tourist points, train stations and convenient places to park your car.

Tourist information points in Groningen


At the VVV on the Grote Markt you will find all kinds of useful information for your city visit. This is also the right address for guided tours and tickets.


Public transport in city center

NS Station Groningen

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


Parking in and around the center

The overview below shows a number of suggested parking places in and around the center of Groningen. An extensive list of parking options and prices can be found at: centrumparkeren and prettigparkeren.

Parking UMG Zuid

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


Parkeergarage Centrum

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


P+R Station Groningen

Near the Station Groningen located parking garage on the southwest side of the city center. The city centre is a short walk from the station.


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 by Citybus.


Opening hours shopping

The overview below contains the usual opening hours for shops in the city center of Groningen.

Monday 13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday 09:30 - 21:00 - shopping evening
Friday 09:30 - 18:00
Saterday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00


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