Groningen Things to Do

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

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  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. Prinsenhof - The Court of the Prince

    4.5 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 9. 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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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. 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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  • 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. Provinciehuis

    The Provinciehuis is one of the Groningen buildings with a great architecture.It's remarkable there is a Provinciehuis as the Groningen nobility were not in...

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  • 16. St Joris en de Draak statue

    The St. Joris.en de Draak (St. Joris and the Dragon) statue was made by Ludwig Oswald Wenckebach.It's a statue to remember the end of the Second World War; the...

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  • 17. Burgerweeshuis entrance

    The entrance gate to the Burger Weeshuis (Orphan house) is a piece of ocal history.The entrance led to the adjacent Weeshuis, known the Rode Weeshuis (Red...

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  • 18. Weeshuis

    Don't skip the Weeshuis. It's one of Groningen most beautiful houses.The Weeshuis (or Orphanage) was also known as the Rode Weeshuis (Red Orphanage). It was...

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  • 19. Martinikerk and Martinitoren

    The tower of the church - Martinitoren – is with its height of 97 metres the most well known and remarkable landmark of the city. It can be seen from almost...

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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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