Way up north in Holland lies the province of Groningen. The eponymous capital has a lively center with museums, historic buildings and many great restaurants. Outside the city you can enjoy natural landscapes, historic villages and water sports.

  • Groningen

    Enjoy a wonderful weekend break in Groningen filled with culture and natural beauty!

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  • Groningen Cycling Routes

    Discover the province of Groningen by bike. Explore coast, city and country on a route packed with historic sights and scenic landscapes.

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Nature reserves in the province Groningen
  • Lauwersmeer

    On the coast of the Wadden Sea at the border between Friesland and Groningen, you will find Lauwersmeer National Park and Holland's second Dark Sky Park.

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  • Wadden Sea

    You are guaranteed to have a special time when you go on vacation in an area listed as a World Heritage Site.

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Dark Sky Park Lauwersmeer

Visit Lauwersmeer National Park at night and roam the national reserve in total darkness.

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Hotels in the province of Groningen

Check out the wide array of hotels, B&Bs and apartments in the province of Groningen. From your own hotel, you can discover the multifaceted natural landscapes in this province or visit the eponymous historic capital.

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Activities in the province Groningen

Discover the province of Groningen

In this northernmost province of Holland, you will enjoy a wonderful holiday. You can visit the great lake of Paterswolde, the seal crèche and the lively student city of Groningen where you can enjoy art and culture. Did you know that the village of Haren is considered the leafiest village in Holland? Houses have large gardens here and there are many green areas. 

Nature reserves in the province of Groningen 

Middag-Humsterland National Landscape is Holland’s oldest cultivated landscape. Archaeological digs have demonstrated that people lived here in 500 BC. If you travel to the northernmost tip of the province, you will see the Wadden. From Pieterburen, there is a range of hikes across the wad.

Activities in Groningen

The province has a rich history, which is easy to see. You can visit the Menkema Borg, for instance, to discover how the 17th and 18th century gentry lived. Or visit Bourtange, a fortified town that resembles an open-air museum. Discover a thousand different flowers and plants at the Arboretum Notoaerstoen, or learn all about seals at the seal crèche in Pieterburen. Sick and injured seals are brought here and cared for until they can be returned to sea.

Map of Groningen