As a lively university city, Groningen has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. It’s city center counts numerous historic buildings and countless shops and boutiques. Because of it’s charm, it was once proclaimed the city with the best city centre in the Netherlands.
Highlights of Groningen
The city center of Groningen offers great shopping opportunities. There’s a wealth of markets, antique shops and fashion stores. You can soak in arts and culture at the Groninger Museum. Relax at one of the bars and restaurants at the Grote Markt square. To get a complete overview of the city of Groningen you should climb the Martini Tower.
See if you can combine your stay with the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival. This international arts manifestation is held in August and attracts over 125.000 visitors each year. A culinary specialty is the spiced cake Groninger Koek. From Groningen, you can easily visit the other highlights of the province, such as Bourtange, Hortus Haren and Pieterburen.