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City of Groningen

Rich in history, open and hospitable, right on top of everything. It will grab you almost immediately. Groningen has been awarded the title Best city centre in the Netherlands. A good reason to find out whether this title is merited! See the traces of the rich past in addition to new high-profile buildings. Groningen is more than worth a visit.


Groningen has diversity and small-scale shops, including numerous design shops with the latest trends and novel accessories. Walk through streets filled with aromatic spices and design businesses, or original gift shops. The Grote Markt and Vismarkt are located in the city centre; almost every day there is a fresh goods market; clothes and antiques are also sold. Shopping in Groningen means tantalizing fun. To know more about the variety of shops in Groningen see:


Groningen is the cultural centre of the northern part of The Netherlands. Where architecture, design, theatre, or music are concerned, Groningen is a well-developed and sturdy city of art. Be sure to learn about the city’s cultural wealth. To know more about the museums, art, cultural heritage and festivals in Groningen see:


The city of Groningen has a reputation to maintain where architectonic innovation is concerned, and it is prepared to recruit world-famous designers or make a considerable budget available for an architectural festival. Groningen has received several awards and the city has countless interesting buildings and marks from top architects such as Starck, Koolhaas, and Hejduk. To know more about the architecture in Groningen see:


Eating & Drinking

Groningen has a variety of pubs and a number of restaurants which have been awarded a Michelin Star; all-night restaurants where the kitchens are open even after midnight, and in particular many pubs where your food is served.


Going out
A youthful city such as Groningen has ample opportunity for entertainment, with no less than 160 pubs and discothèques, and dozens of outdoor cafés in the city centre. The city is also bustling with theatre activities. At any day or time Groningen has always something for you to see, hear, or do.

Laatst gewijzigd:20 februari 2013 20:29