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Places to Visit in Groningen

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Places to Visit in Groningen

Hi All,

I will be staying in Groningen for three weeks.

Can someone please suggest places to visit in Groningen.

Also places where I can do shopping.

Thanks in Advance

Edited: 22 August 2018, 06:32
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2. Re: Places to Visit in Groningen

In Groningen itself there isn't that many tourist attractions, although it is a very pleasant town to stroll around.

(1) Go for a walk starting off around the Prinzenhof Tuin and walk via the Martinkerkhof, Grotemark, Vismarkt, LAge de AA, Noordhaven and Noorder Plantsoen. That shows you most of interesting parts of town.

(2) Visit Groningen Museum. Its a modern art museum and normally has fascinating temporary exhibitions

(3) See an astronomy show in Dot, which has a 3D Dome Theatre. It is only of one two in Europe.

But there are also lots of interesting day trips. My favourites are:

1. Pieterburen Seal Sanctuary http://www.zeehondencreche.nl/

2. Hunenbedden Centre http://www.hunebedcentrum.eu/en/megaliths/

3. Fort Bourtange http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bourtange

4. The Waddenzee Island of Schiermonnikoog

5. Westerbork Camp and Westerbork Telescopes (www.kampwesterbork.nl/en/)

Combine the 2nd trip with a walk in the Drente countryside. The Hunebedden centre website has several suggested walks

The last suggestion is a bit of a mixed experience. Westerbork was a deportation camp for Jews during the second world war. First visit the museum/rememberance centre and then walk through the lovely Drente woods, past the impressive radio telescope array to the ruins of the camp itself.

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3. Re: Places to Visit in Groningen

Good list. OP split his questions between 'in' and 'near'' so answer also suits this other question...


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It's great to make a boat trip through the canals. You will be able to see the canalhouses. You can climb the Martini Tower, the view is awesome. In Appingedam are what they call the hanging kitchens. In the most north of Groningen you will find the smallest sea harbour of The Netherlands, called Noordpolderzijl. You can see the Waddenzee from here. Worth a visit is the University of Groningen, there is also a museum there. Toy Toy in the Folkingestraat is nice to shop.

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Plenty great ideas about places to visit from others so I won't go there again. :)

So I will see about your second question.. what kind of shopping do you have in mind?

The usual stuffs you can find easily in the city center - clothing, electronics, groceries, etc. etc.

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