Shopping in Groningen
2. Vismarkt and Herestraat
Close by Grote Markt, in the centre of Groningen, lies Vismarkt and Herestraat. These shopping streets are home to various large chain stores and exclusive boutiques.
As with most places in Groningen, Folkingestraat lies within walking distance of Grote Markt square, and is home to many lifestyle shops, boutiques and galleries, as well as multiple little eateries that serve a great lunch. Keep an eye on your surroundings and you’ll see many reminders of Folkingestraat’s history as a Jewish street.
4. Kromme Elleboog
Kromme Elleboog (Bent Elbow) consists of two small streets, Kleine Elleboog and Grote Elleboog, and offers a range of enjoyable, somewhat more exclusive shops and restaurants. It’s a great area for clothes, jewellery and art, and if you’re looking for a memorable meal, restaurant Muller will be happy to provide.
5. Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat
A stone’s throw from the University of Groningen lies this atmospheric, historic little street. It’s the ideal place to hunt for vintage items, old curiosities and beautiful books, or to browse unique boutiques.
Markets in Groningen
From Tuesdays to Saturdays, there is always some kind of market in Groningen’s centre, usually on Grote Markt or Vismarkt squares. You’ll primarily find fresh foods and flowers here, as well as a permanent bustling, convivial, lively atmosphere.