Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of SD cards!
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm.
Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
- Hiking and Walking
Wondering what to wear?
Luggage and bags:
Wondering what to wear? Take a look at this webcam of the Martinetoren, and see what the weather is like! This is a photo of the webcam from the 8th of April early in the morning. As you can see, another wonderful spring day! :-) To see the current conditions and the actual webcam go to this site :
But whatever you do, don't forget your camera! Groningen is a beautiful city and province and has a lot of photo opportunities!
The webcam is from RTV Noord, the radio and television broadcasting company of the northern part of the Netherlands. Take a look at their website http://www.rtvnoord.nl/ to read more about them and also find the news on the northern part of Holland (in Dutch). I hope they don't mind that I borrowed their webcam. But I just love how this webcam shows the Martinitower :-)
Luggage and bags: Some useful websites: Tourist Information GroningenVia Dorkwerd , a site about the rusticity and cultural historical qualities of the Reitdiepdal, great photographs!Swinging Groningen, music festivalBlue Moon , a manifestation about culture and architecture, fitting in the Groningen traditionSummer festival Noorderzon, a yearly reoccuring summerfestival in and around the beautiful Northern parkFoto Manifest Noorderlicht All about photographsGroningen Museum, architect Alessandro Mendini, guested by Michele de Luchi, Philip Starck and Coop Himmelblau. Each pavillion has its own designMuseum of Nature, about all aspects of nature and landscape. Very surprising!University Museum, the place to go to learn more about the history of Groningen as a university and student city Ethnological Museum, about the history and development of several cultures, which emphazises the creative power of human kind and the interaction between cultures
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Events that will take place this year:Noorderslag/Eurosonic, January, about Dutch pop musicHoliday Manifestation Groningen, January 25th till January 27thInternational Film festival Rotterdam in Groningen; FebruaryYearly Flower Market, Friday before Eastern the streets in the centre of Groningen are covered with flowersLiberation Festival, May 5thFun Fair, MayNorthern BEER FestivalAbout 40 breweries present their special beer on a covered terrace.EK-Bobstart, July 5th till 8Henk Vos memorial, July 20th, cycling eventClassic Groningen-Munster, August 31th, cycling match.4 miles of Groningen, October 14th, start Haren, finish centre Groningen, runners3rd European Chess championship, December 19th 2001 till January 4th 2002
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Saturday May 11th, start of the 85th Giro d'Italia, first stage to MunsterJune 5th till 17th, The magic of the Book
Miscellaneous: Some of these sites contain information about events that already have been. I have added them eventhough, for some of those site have either great photographs or good information about Groningen.
Luggage and bags: Backpack :)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring light clothes in summer, but do bring a pair of trousers, a sweater and a raincoat too, because it suddenly can get cold or rain.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Not really neccesary.
Photo Equipment: Film for your camera is here. Development is possible too.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Farmers just outside of the city often have campingspaces. Bring your own tent or caravan.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel
Photo Equipment: ALWAYS !!!!!!!!!! Never forget to bring you camera with you cause you never know what you will see on your way.
Miscellaneous: Bring some food and drinks, bring a roadmap, bring your sunglasses, bring a very good mood if you have to drive a long way, bring somebody with whom you can have a laugh, bring home a new friend, bring back pictures and a story to tell. If you succeed you day wasnt lost ! Carpe Diem !
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: WATERPROOF JACKET.....EVERY TIME I'VE BEEN TO HOLLAND IT HAS RAINED.....JUST UNLUCKY......NICE PLACE THOUGH....I LOVE HOLLAND AND THE DUTCH PEOPLE.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: ASPIRINS FOR THE HANGOVER CURE.....GOOD BEER IN HOLLAND.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel
Miscellaneous: And dont look back of what you lost, forgot or did wrong....everything comes as it comes! Live your life!