Groningen Things to Do

  • Martini church, Groningen
    Martini church, Groningen
    by ATLC
  • Martini church, Groningen
    Martini church, Groningen
    by ATLC
  • Martini church, Groningen
    Martini church, Groningen
    by ATLC

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  • 1. Martini Toren - Martini Tower

    The Martini Tower is the eye-catcher at the heart of the town of Groningen. From april 1 till november 1 from 11AM to 5PM the tower is open daily.; entrance fee € 3.00. More info at the Tourist...

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  • 2. City Museum

    This is the most expensive museum in Groningen, and in my opinion the least interesting. I paid € 13.00 for admission in 2012 and all I saw was a jumble of second-rate temporary exhibitions....

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  • 3. Prinsenhof - The Court of the Prince

    4 out of 5 stars

    Beside the Churchyard we see and old house, this house is 400 or 500 years old. This house was originally used as a friary by the 'Broeders des Gemenenlevens' (Brothers of the Common Life), a strict...

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  • 4. Martinikerk - Martini Church

    Quickly popped into the Martini church whose tower (Martini tower) is a landmark that can be seen from outside Groningen. They ask a 2.50 euro contribution per person (just for the church) but...

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  • 5. Goudkantoor - Gold Office

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Goudkantoor was built in 1635 it was then called Collectehuis. It was a taxoffice for city and surroundings. In 1814-1887 the building was used as a test bureau for gold and silver works. Since...

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  • 6. Der-Aakerk Church

    There used to be a chapel on this spot for a long time, but it was often rebuild, until the church as it looks now (more or less) was finished in the 15th century. The tower has been rebuild...

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  • 7. Synagogue

    The design of the synagogue is from architect Tjeerd Kuipers from Amsterdam and IJ. van der Veen from Groningen. The building represent different styles with the spanish-moorish style being on the...

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  • 8. Maritime Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    On the Brugstraat (Bridge Street), one of the major bicycle routes into and out of the center of Groningen, there are two beautifully restored medieval buildings that house the Northern Maritime...

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  • 9. Korenbeurs

    In the middle ages laws said all the grain from the entire province had to be brought to the city to be sold. But when cattle plague made it difficult for farmers to keep cattle most switched to grain...

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  • 10. Provinciehuis

    The Provinciehuis is the building where the government of Provincie Groningen is seated. The oldest part of the provinciehuis is formed by the former St. Maartensschool. In the 17th century this...

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  • 11. Jozefkerk

    The recently restored cathedral church of bisdom Groningen is a design by P.J.H. Cuypers. The church was consecrated in 1887. by the bishop of Utrecht mgr. P. Snickers. The six-sided tower has the...

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  • 12. Gardepoort

    The Gardepoort is a gate that was formed in 1639 out of a small passage, and originally in use for soldiers. Throughout the ages it has been in use for several things, now it houses the local radio...

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  • 13. St Josef Church

    The Roman Catholic St. Jozef's church dates from 1886-1887 and was designed by P.J.H. Cuypers with the assistance of his son Jos Cuypers. In 1980 this neo-Gothic church became the cathedral of the...

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  • 14. Nieuwe Kerk - New Church

    The Nieuwe Kerk ('new church'), finished in 1665, is more or less a copy of the Noorderkerk in Amsterdam, which in its time was often considered to be the perfect protestant church. The version in...

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  • 15. Lunch concert at De Oosterpoort

    There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as a free lunch concert, not only at the opera house in Lyon and the Concertgebouw in...

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  • 16. Hoge der A

    This is the sort of place where you snap a picture of it first and then look to see what it is. The name, Hoge der A, is rather mysterious, but it turns out...

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  • 17. De Oosterpoort concert hall

    Groningen does not have an opera house, but it does have a modern, state-of-the-art concert hall called De Oosterpoort, which is a major venue for all sorts of...

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  • 18. St. Matthew Passion at De Oosterpoort

    Since I was in Groningen on Good Friday (not that I had planned it that way), I had my choice of two different performances of the St. Matthew Passion by Johann...

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  • 19. University Museum

    The University Museum describes itself as a “Museum of man, nature and science”. The entrance is somewhat inconspicuous (first photo), in a narrow passageway...

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  • 20. Grafisch Museum

    This is the least expensive museum in Groningen, but in my opinion one of the most interesting.Because of my advanced age I only had to pay € 3.75 for admission...

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  • 21. VVV Tourist information

    The Tourist Information (which in the Netherlands is always called the VVV) is a rather gaudy little building on Grote Markt. They have numerous publications...

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  • 22. De Pronkjewail

    All you loyal readers of my Bruchsal page (thanks again to both of you) will recall that I have a thing about old-timey mechanical musical instruments such as...

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  • 23. Annual Flower Market (Bloemenjaarmarkt)

    If you happen to be in Groningen on Good Friday (as I just happened to be, but some people plan it that way), by all means go to the Annual Flower Market...

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  • 24. Canals

    Like any other self-respecting city in the Netherlands, Groningen has lots of canals and bridges. The first photo is one that I took from the Hampshire Hotel,...

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  • 25. Country side When...

    When travelling through Groningen, one should hire a canoe and make a trip through the canals, locally known as 'maren'. You can really see how beautiful the...

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