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Travel Guide of Groningen in Netherlands by Influencers

Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. It is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands and has 231,037 inhabitants on a total area of 180.21 km², and land area of 168.93 km² with a population density of 1,367 per km².

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Travel Tips for visiting Groningen

Groningen is a Dutch city, capital of the province of Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands. Groningen is one of the oldest cities in the country. Founded in 1040, it became an important commercial center in the Middle Ages before founding its university, which is one of the most important in the country, which contributes greatly to the dynamism of the city.

The city center is almost entirely pedestrianized and small enough to do everything on foot, but it is highly recommended to rent a bike to adopt the local lifestyle.

Groningen has a remarkable heritage, which mixes gracefully with contemporary achievements built on the wastelands left by World War II. Its courtyards & gardens hidden behind ordinary doors are real treasures to discover during your walks.

If you come to Groningen by train, you will be amazed as soon as you arrive. This neo-Gothic & renaissance train station has been voted by travelers as the most beautiful station in the Netherlands.

As in many northern cities, Groningen's Grote Market is the place to be and is lined with a bunch of lively cafés. On one side, is the impressive town hall. On the other side, the beautiful Martini Tower is a true emblem of the city. The brand new Cultural Center Forum is also just a few steps away. The Martini Tower, 60 miles (97 meters) high, is the highest building in the city for 500 years. It is a landmark that can be seen wherever you are.

For a visit in the middle of nature, the marvelous garden of the former Palace of the Prince of Nassau, now transformed into a hotel restaurant, is the ideal place. Long abandoned, this garden was meticulously reconstructed in 1939 with period drawings. It has a magnificent garden as well as immense tunnels of greenery where one walks under vegetable arches. Coming from the center, you pass by Martinikerkhof, another green space a few steps from the Grand Place.

This Dutch city is full of hidden gems, come and discover its canals, its many museums, the architecture of its colorful houses full of charm, and its hidden gardens, you will not be disappointed by your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Groningen

How to get from Amsterdam to Groningen?

Groningen and Amsterdam are 2 hours away by car and bus, the intercity train takes almost 3 hours to reach its destination.
By car, depending on the traffic, it is advisable to drive from the south (A6) or from the north (A7), crossing the large dike that crosses the Ijsselmeer.
To park in Groningen, the easiest way is to go to a private underground parking lot, but beware that these are not free.

The city is full of restaurants and cafes where you can eat, it's up to you to choose what you prefer, there is cuisine of all kinds, Asian, Australian, typical Dutch, French, you will be spoilt for choice. We recommend Tekinev, Block & Barrels, and Bistro 't Gerecht, all three are located in the city center.

Getting around Groningen is very easy, the bus network is very well served, there are many cabs at the station, and otherwise, the easiest way to get around is on foot or by bike because the city is small.

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