The 26 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Groningen
The city centre of Groningen is a picture to see. Courtyards, monuments, historic warehouses, the centre is full of them! A unique piece of Groningen is the Hoge en Lage der A, a stream where the ships used to enter to load and unload. The beautiful Martinitoren, which towers high above the city, is not to come. A climb up is spicy but definitely worth it. Furthermore, Groningen offers plenty of choice in terms of museums. Immerse yourself in maritime history or discover modern art and treasures of the past. Save your favourite spots on your city guide and experience an unforgettable day in Groningen.
The city hall of Groningen stands on the Grote Markt on the site where a town hall stood since the thirteenth century.
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In a beautiful, monumental building at the Martinikerkhof you will find Pictura. Here artists from various directions and disciplines exhibit.
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For more than 500 years, this tower has determined the view of the city. The ascent is rewarded with a beautiful view over the city.
The academic heart of Groningen. This museum has a diverse collection. Nature, culture and science are central.
Let this colourful, versatile museum surprise you. There are extensive collections in the field of art and antiquities.
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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Built from 1885 to 1887, this neo-Gothic church features a beautiful organ and a special hexagonal spire made of cast iron.
The Korenbeurs has long been the centre of grain trade. The unique building and techniques is a mix of styles and now houses an Albert Heijn.
The centre of Groningen where the view is beautiful thanks to the Martinitoren and the town hall that borders the square.
Originally, the guesthouse was against the city wall. This is because it used to serve as a pesthouse. Nowadays, it's a peaceful place in the city.
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Enjoy the peace and quiet in this largest and oldest guest house in Groningen. Founded in the 12th century to care for the poor, sick and pilgrims.
With a public toilet, you don't immediately think of a nice spot. However, the toilet created by Koolhaas and Olaf is a picture to see.
Nature and history come together on this green spot. The park is located on the site where the defensive walls of the city were built in the 17th century.
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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Enjoy a good cup of coffee, extensive lunch or delicious dinner in a rustic setting at this almost 400 year old listed building.
On arrival or departure, do not walk around but through the station building. Look your eyes out thanks to the special ceilings and beautiful windows.
In this street are some of the oldest buildings in Groningen. You will look special monumental buildings like large mansions.
The building is of historical value due to the history of scientific education in Groningen and its neo-Renaissance design.
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The light falls nicely into this church, recognizable by its striking yellow tower. There's nothing to see, but the tower collapsed twice.
The Vismarkt is centrally located and is a backdrop for various markets but also for the fair, outdoor performances and concerts.
Between the Hoge der A and Low of the A, the A. Through this stream ships came in to load and unload. You will find 28 national monuments here.
Since its restoration in 1981, the Synagoge has been visited for exhibitions, concerts, lectures and guided tours.
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Enjoy this green oasis of peace and leave the hustle and bustle of the city centre behind. The square exudes the atmosphere of a small park.
Museum of graphic crafts, graphic art and design. In addition to historical presses that can be viewed, craftsmen will be happy to explain everything to you.
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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