Groningen Transportation

  • Transportation
    by Nemorino
  • Waiting at the drawbridge
    Waiting at the drawbridge
    by Nemorino
  • The raised drawbridge
    The raised drawbridge
    by Nemorino

Best Rated Transportation in Groningen

  • nighthawk's Profile Photo

    Catch a train!

    by nighthawk Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Rooster above the door

    If you come to Groningen by train you will for sure notice the beauty of our train station. In the 60ties the station was re-styled to modern age but luckily now it is restored to the old grandeur.
    The construction of a permanent main train station only was started in 1893 and in 1896 the grand opening took place.
    This monument is one of the most beautiful 19th century train stations of The Netherlands.
    It was designed by an Amsterdam archtitect named I. Gosschalk in a neo renaissance style with Jugendstil elements.
    The frontage is designed in a mixture of 16th century motives and because of it s lively and elegant lines very rare on a building.
    The station is supposed to be a festive entrance to the city which can be seen in the higher mid part where main entrance and a large hall are.
    A structure attached to the exterior of the building forming a covered entrance to the waitingroom is another unique detail.
    In the top stones of the arches of the galery are sculptered heads of a farmer and his wife symbolizing agriculture as source of Groninger prosperity.
    Above the entrance to the house of the stationmaster you can see roosters, sign of being alert.
    In the framework of the service entrance in the west galery realistic heads of a postman and a conductor.
    The roof over the train platforms are moderate and show a clear meaning of use, this in contrast to the main building.

    Was this review helpful?

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo

    Train

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Train Station

    Getting by train to Groningen is probably the easiest way to go for the average traveller.

    Station History

    Related to:
    • Trains
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • nighthawk's Profile Photo

    The best way of...

    by nighthawk Updated Feb 21, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Auntie Jane on her bike

    The best way of transportation is cycling. The Dutch are known for their fondness of cycling. Even elderly people keep doing it!

    Was this review helpful?

  • carolineraat's Profile Photo

    By train is very comfortable!...

    by carolineraat Written Aug 24, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    By train is very comfortable! Groningens' beautiful railway station is near the city centre. More in my TRAVELOGUE.

    Was this review helpful?

  • jeoren's Profile Photo

    Trainstation Groningen

    by jeoren Written Dec 19, 2005
    ceiling of train station in Groningen

    When travelling by train, one must certainly have a look at the ceiling of the trainstation in Groningen. It's one of the remarkable elements of this historic building.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Road Trip
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Groningen

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

128 travelers online now

Comments

Groningen Transportation

Reviews and photos of Groningen transportation posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Groningen sightseeing.

View all Groningen hotels