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Rademarkt 3-3a, Groningen, 9711 CS, The Netherlands
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I badly need some information before I arrive in Groningen on the 29th of August:
1. All the phone providers' websites are in Nederlaand. If I want to get a cellphone, which provider would you recommend. All I need is good customer service and quality product. I am willing to pay up to 50 Euros per month.
2. Where is the best place to go shopping for grocery in the city?
Thank you very much for answering these questions.
RE: Settling there
Try this site:
RE: Settling there
http://groningen.cylex-bedrijvengids-nederland.nl/firma-home-groningen/aldi-markt-6743.html. More than enough supermarkets as you see. Aldi is the cheapest of all.
Travel Tips for Groningen
St Martin s church visit the...
St Martin s church - visit the Grote Markt (Great Marketplace). This is the center of Groningen. Standing here you can see the Martinitoren (great church, impressive tower), or Old Grey-one, for its grey color. Climbin up the stairs to almost the top of it is also a nice thing to do. It is a breathtaking experience! so be warned!You can also see the Cityhall, one of the buildings that luckily wasn't destructed during the last war.Groningen is a rather a big city, but somehow it feels rather cosy, the compact centre where no cars may drive and thanks to many students who study at the university, life in the city is never dull. As a tourist you must off course make a tour in the boat to see Groningen from the water. It will change your point of view of our city!
Let's get inside
Okay, we are inside now. Let's turn around and take a look at those doors that you just entered through..... amazing aren't they! It is like walking into a different world....
I love the way the light filters through the doors and the half round window above it. All those little details and attention that has been paid to the design are just wonderful to look at. The station is from 1896 and was designed by L. Gosschalk. He was inspired by Dutch-Flemish Gothic and Renaissance style. In the interior you can also see lots of Jugendstil. The station is full of ornaments and details and the main material that has been used to build this station is redbrick and Oberküchner stone.
This hallway, in which we stand now, is 20 by 20 meters and 14 meters high. It is amazingly beautiful. Let me show you a bit more of this hallway in the next few tips......
what about taking a picture of...
what about taking a picture of the statue of 'Ome Loeks' (translated that would be something like 'uncle Luke'). As you can see 'ome Loeks' has a horse and it's a tragic fact: the horse died. And if you can't sing the song 'peerd van ome Loeks is dood' you haven't really learned anything about Groningen...
When you cross the road from the station you will see one of the more controversial building of Groningen: "The Groninger Museum". I think you have to love it or hate it. Personally I don't like this building, because I know what it looked like before. The museum is build in the canal and behind the museum there are beautiful historic houses. I always love the view here over the canal looking at those old houses.... sigh, that lies in the past now.
For the collection of the museum applies the same, you either love it or hate it. There is a lot of modern art in this museum, and that is not to everybody's taste. I cannot judge on it, because I have never been inside. I always wanted to go, but never got round to do it. And I lived so close by!!! Hahaha, well, I guess I have to wait until I get another chance to go :-)
9711 ME Groningen
tel : +31 (0)50 3666555
Opening hours :
Open: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays from 10-17.
During the Christmas holidays also open from 13-17 on Monday 20 December, Monday 27 December and Monday 3 January.
Closed: on Mondays, 1 January, 25 December.
All over Groningen you can see lots of sculptures and this is no exception at the Singels. The sculptures here seem to be perfectly adapted and in harmony with their surroundings. A quiet scene surrounded by a field of flowers and old trees. This sculpture is by Frederik Engel Jeltsema and is called "Zittende jongeling".
In total there are about 400 works of art spread around in the city. So keep your eyes open and enjoy!
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