See & do
Noorderzon FestivalAug. 12, 2021 through Aug. 22, 2021 Groningen City
Music and idiosyncratic performances at the spectacular cultural summer festival in Groningen.Read more
Eurosonic NoorderslagJan. 19, 2022 through Jan. 22, 2022 Groningen City
A four-day music fest in the centre of Groningen.Read more
Eating & drinking
Groningen is the biggest university city in the north of Holland. There are countless bars, terraces and great restaurants, from traditional to cozy. Since it is on the coast of the Wadden Sea, many eateries serve delicacies from the sea.
5x restaurants in Groningen
Go out for dinner in Groningen and discover the very best restaurants.
Fresh fish from the North Sea
Taste the best North Sea fish, from the sea direct to your plate, caught by Dutch fishing fleets.
Where to stay
5 unique places to stay in Groningen
From royal residences to straw hotels, Groningen’s accommodation options certainly surprise.Read more
Groningen is a lively city in the north of Holland, which offers plenty of culture, for instance at the Groninger Museum, a range of events like Noorderzon and Eurosonic Noorderslag, countless great shops for a wonderful shopping spree, and excellent restaurants. The city’s eye catcher is the Martini Tower on Grote Markt square, which offers a fantastic view of the sprawling city.
Groningen’s beautiful coastline
If you love peace, quiet and nature, the province of Groningen is a wonderful destination. Explore its beautiful coastline and the varied flora and fauna in the oldest cultural landscape in Holland: Middag-Humsterland National Landscape. Bird lovers will have much to see at Lauwersmeer National Park with its huge variation of birds. Don't hesitate to further explore the province of Groningen.
Check out the map and plan your visit
Transport in Groningen
By public transport
Groningen has an international airport: Groningen Airport Eelde. From here, it is just a 20 minute ride by shuttle bus to the city center. The railway trip from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Groningen takes 2 hours.
If you are coming by car, make sure to seek out information about parking in Groningen.
Transport in Holland
Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.