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Martinitoren

Martinitoren

This is an enormous church that looms over the city and handouts as the bell tower of Martinikerk. The Martinitoren is considered to be one of the most towering infrastructure in the city and not only that but it is also specified as the best tourist attraction. Constructed originally the city was experienced numerous iterations due to lightning storms and destructions. This was built similar to the Romanesque style and it is one of the prime tourist attractions with 260 steps to climb to the top and you can view the surrounding landscapes of the Netherlands.

Groningen museum

Groningen museum

Groningen museum is the finest and most visited museum. It is located in the center of Groningen and the museum resides on the Zuiderhaven River and the architecture of the museum is most attractive with the collection. Inside this best museum, you can view the finest collection of paintings, sculptures, and fine art displays.

 Nooderplantsoen

Nooderplantsoen

Nooderplantsoen is one of the biggest parks in Groningen resides in the north of the old town center. In the city after the dismantling of some alls, public parks are formed. The park was structured in an Indian style and it contains many ponds, winding paths, beautiful plant life, and trees. You can enjoy the attractive landscapes by talking a walk through the park.

 Village of Bourtange

Village of Bourtange

You may wonder by seeing the village of Bourtange with the shape of a star. This type of structure was built in 1500. With an hour’s drive and 60 km to the east of Groningen, the village offers a usual and striking attraction in the countryside of the Netherlands. With fewer than 300 residents the village functions a star shape design and is entirely surrounded by a star-shaped moat which is easily accessible by numerous bridges.

Travelling to Groningen, Netherlands

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Groningen is one of the most powerful cities in the Netherlands. The city has a population of 200,000 and is one of the biggest cities in the country. Groningen is situated in Hondsrug area and during the period of 3950 BC, it has become the large trade center with a city wall. In existence, Groningen has historical architecture, fantastic museums, culture, and nightlife form it the best place to visit. This city is known as best student and safety city in the Netherlands. It belongs to the top five best bike cities as most of the transportations will be done by the bike. The city has a lively as well as famous nightlife with the students and you should visit the popular Eurosonic festival happens every year. Not only that but it is also the biggest showcase festival of the European nations. There are comics, tobacco and science museums in Groningen. As a matter of fact, Groningen is the economic capital of the north of Netherlands and even the largest natural gas field in Europe. It has the World's largest sugar factory and also one of the Netherlands biggest shipbuilding centers. The center of Groningen is closed by division for cars so it's a very protected and comfortable environment for pedestrians and bikers.Walking surrounding the town you can experience the medieval atmosphere in some areas. The parks in the city allow you to view the signs of spring arriving, experience the warmth of the sun and view the foremost autumn leaves falling. As the city is included with bars, restaurants, museums, as well as the theaters. Thus, this city makes sure that you will never get bored to visit your destination.

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Groningen Travel Tips & Guide

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How To Get Around?

The easiest way to get around the city is by walk as the city is very friendly and walkable. From the station, it is 10 to 15 min walk to Grote Markt. If you need to go more away take a bike ride. Within less time you can reach any destination in the city. Both the city and nearby areas have a broad network of bike paths. As you are a tourist you have to purchase a disposable chip card. You have to check-in and check-out when entering or exiting from train or bus.

What Should I Wear?

The clothing should be according to the climate and your easiness.

Groningen Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The temperatures in Groningen changes regularly, referring the humidity about half of the year temperatures may be hot or cold. If you prefer for the warmest month to visit it is the best to visit in July, August and June the coldest months are January and February. For swimming the best time is to visit in August and September.

Currency

Euro

Will I Need a Guide?

No guide is needed as the transportation is easy where you can find anything on this site.

How To Get There?

To reach Groningen there are many ways, the bus to the city runs for every 10minutes from Monday to Friday and for every 15 minutes on Saturday. Then you can catch the train from Eindhoven to Groningen that will be available for every 30min. if we calculate the whole time it takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Groningen.

Additional Info

Groningen is the city located in Northern Netherlands, the bordering Martinikerk is the largest church set on a canal and also have a museum that provides fine art displays and sculptures. The northern Maritime Museum tracks the past of shipping and shipbuilding areas.