Hotel Friesland Garni

Kleine Pelsterstraat 4, Groningen, 9711, The Netherlands
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elegant night club?

by magdalena100

jm looking fot an alegant night club in Groningen for people that are not 21 anymore. Is there any?

Re: elegant night club?

by pieter_jan_v

Your question is not that easy to answer, because Groningen is a university city and the local scene is aimed at student life.



Re: elegant night club?


Have you looked at the Nightlife tips here on VT?

Re: elegant night club?

by mmckenzie

prepare to be dissapointed, the nightlife is far from elegant. suggestions are, in the summer, go to the terrace on the roof top (4 flights of stairs then a spiral staircase) of Springs, which is a gym and restaurant. once you get there, its a nice place to sit and have cocktails while listening to a dj spin lounge music. in on the grote markt near Febo. there are nice, elegant bars, but few, if any elegant nightclubs.

Travel Tips for Groningen

History of Groningen

by tompt

The city of Groningen is first mentioned in a document from 1040. So it is almost 1000 years officially exists, but be sure that it dates back to earlier times. The heart of the city (the Grote Markt) is located at the end of a 60 km long ridge (Hondsrug), which has its highest point here, at 6 m. above sea level. Two small rivers (Hunze and Aa) came from the south and were important for commerce from medieval times until the 19th century. Untill late 19th century the city also had an open connection to the sea. So water was always important here.

During the Middle Ages the city became the most important commercial center of the northern part of the Low Countries. A number of buildings still show how rich the city became during the 14th century. Groningen was a member of the Hanseatic League a powerful mercantile organization in northern europe. Warehouses alongside the Aa-river are dating from this period.

During the War of Independence (1568 – 1648), Groningen changed sides several times. In that time the Netherlands was not a united country. In 1614 the University of Groningen was founded, mainly as a place where the ministers for the new Protestant religion, as well as lawyers and medical doctors, could be educated. The University was given a former monastery right in the heart of the city as its main building.

During recent centuries Groningen saw emerging industries such as dairy food production, textiles, tobacco and breweries. Nowadays these small factories all went and Groningen and surroundings is known for its high rate of unemployability.

Relax and enjoy the city.

by Emile72

There are plenty of nice terraces in Groningen to take a break and relax. And to zip on thos ultra small glasses of beer they serve in Holland :) The terrace on the picture is situated inbetween some nice buildings, right next to the university.

Details, details, details.....

by sim1

Details, details, details.... there is so much to see here, it is hard to decide where to look! This is one of the walls and part of the ceiling of the hallway of the station. In the middle you can see a staircase clinging to the wall. On either sides of the staircase you have some beautiful and colourful tile work. You really have to see this for yourself!

The station building

by sim1

It's time to leave the station and start touring around the rest of Groningen. But not before I look around one more time..... It is a remarkable building. Sadly they have ruined the view on the station by building big new buildings around it.... No, it's not visible in the picture, hahaha, I dislike it so much I don't even want to show it to you ;-))

Enjoy the view to...

by nighthawk

Enjoy the view to nowhere.....the more norther u go in the province, the wider the view!And that's what I love best here....peace and quiet and not a soul to be seen ;-)Photograph not made by me but made by Hans Sas.


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