Groningen, a city bursting with energy
A city and a province where you have complete freedom. Where it is bursting with possibilities. And where we do things with that typical Groningen energy and guts. Always unadulterated and unconventional. The youngest city in the Netherlands has about 200,000 inhabitants and is surrounded by water and offers opportunities for sailing to East Groningen, the Ems, the Lauwersmeer and Friesland.
Highlights of Groningen
You feel the energy of the city when you look out over the roofs from the Martini Tower or walk through the centuries-old streets. This is where oases of tranquility go hand in hand with lively student spots and cozy market squares. With all this beauty, it is not surprising that research has shown that the people of Groningen are happiest in their place of residence. Welcome to Groningen!
The energetic city and at home in all markets!
The Martini Tower
View of the city at an altitude of almost 100 meters. Over the past 500 years, the Martini tower burned down, struck lightning and nearly collapsed. Wars were won and lost on the doorstep. The tower survived and, at 97 meters, is still the tallest building in the city. Climb up for a piece of tangible history and fantastic views.
Close to the Martini Tower there is a high wall with behind it perhaps the quietest spot in the city center of Groningen. Within the walls of the green, flowery Prinsentuin you can imagine yourself in a completely different world. Stroll along the plants, read a book on a bench or enjoy a cup of tea at the tearoom.
Stationshal Main station
The stately station hall makes Hoofdstation Groningen one of the most beautiful station buildings in the Netherlands.
The Groninger Museum was founded in 1874. The Groninger Museum has had its own building since 1894. Until 1994 this was the neo-gothic building on Praediniussingel. After a large donation in 1987, the organization was given the opportunity to have a new building made. The current Groninger Museum building was opened in 1994 by Queen Beatrix. To this day, the design has given rise to discussion about modern museum architecture.
Market people shout their sales slogans, city residents and students buy their lunch in the Korenbeurs or poke their fries or squid with a fork. The Fish market is an urban activity through and through.
Nothing beats Groningen