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"Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills
"Private Day Trip to Zaanse Schans Windmills Volendam and Marken from Amsterdam""If you are in Amsterdam and want to take a break from the fast city life this is your perfect opportunity. Enjoy a 5 hour trip to the country side and suburbs of Amsterdam. During the trip you can see the old wooden houses and the wonderful windmills at the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans that make Netherlands famous around the world. In addition to this we will also visit a cheese making factory where you can see in detail
From EUR390.00
 
Private Tour: 8h Amsterdam and Holland Country Side Tour
"Your guide will pick your up from your hotel. Start with a 2-hour walking tour to see the highlights of Amsterdam. Dam square with the royal palace the Beguinage floating flower market hidden church in the attic canals and more.Leave the city by car with your private guide and drive to the nostalgic village of De Rijp for a traditional lunch. A former fishing town. Enjoy a scenic drive through the typical Dutch Country Side of the Beemster polder. F""2-hour walking tour Amsterdam city highlights. By car drive to nostalgic small village to enjoy a traditional lunch. Windmills at reclaimed land of Beemster polder (UNESCO world heritage site). Local dairy farm to taste homemade Gouda cheese.
From EUR95.00
 
"Dutch Countryside and Culture Tour from Amsterdam Including Zaanse Schans
"Dutch Countryside and Culture Tour from Amsterdam Including Zaanse Schans Edam and Volendam""Start with a pickup from central Amsterdam or select city hotels. Settle into your seat aboard a single-decker coach. With limited spaces you’ll enjoy a smaller more personalized experience than that of larger double-decker coach trips.Leave the city behind and ride out to the Dutch countryside characterized by its dykes windmills and blooming flowers. As you travel
From EUR45.00

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Horse Drawn Carriage

If you want to see the Groningen sights in a relaxed way take the horse drawn carriage.City tours are being offered by the Bio Groen company, that also has a horse drawn tram available for bigger...
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Train

Getting by train to Groningen is probably the easiest way to go for the average traveller.Station HistoryReal time Public Transportation info on the Groningen map.
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Arriva Bus

From the Groningen bus station, next to the train station the following Arriva Buses are available:City of Groningen:-1 -Station Noord-2 -Coendersborg/MZk-3 -Lewnborg & Vinkhuizen-4 -Oosterpark &...
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Travelling with (young) kids.

Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some...
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Nieuwe Ebbingestraat

The Nieuwe Ebbingestraat is one of the main bicycle routes coming into Groningen from the north, yet it has no bicycle lanes and is also used (in one direction only) by cars, buses and motorcycles....
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Return of the trams?

The city and province of Groningen had an extensive system of tram lines (streetcars) from 1880 to 1949. After that, the trams were replaced by buses – and by private cars, which dominated the streets...
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Trains to and from Groningen

Train service to and from anywhere in the Netherlands is very good and Groningen is no exception, even though it is a bit out of the way at the north end of the country.I came to Groningen on...
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Cycling in Groningen

Groningen must have been an unpleasant place in the 1950s and 60s. There were no restrictions on cars being driven through the center of the city and there were hardly any cycle routes. In the 1960s...
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Brugstraat

Brugstraat (Bridge Street) is a main cycling street for those coming into the city from the west. It is a good place to get an impression of the volume of bicycle traffic entering and leaving the city...
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Vismarkt

VismarktThe Vismarkt (Fish Market) is a long car-free public square in the center of Groningen. It used by numerous cyclists.The Vismarkt is the site of the Aa-Kerk, a church which is now used for...
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Bicycle rentals

Groningen does not have an on-street bike-sharing system (and probably doesn’t need one), so I rented a bike from my hotel for 8 Euros per day.I could have rented one for half a Euro less at the...
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Bicycle parking at the station

Since I live in a city that has no bicycle parking facilities at the central station (which in the 21st century is a scandalous situation), I am always amazed at the marvelous facilities that other...
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Cycling to and from the station

A very popular means of transportation in the Netherlands is a combination of train and bicycle – they cycle to the station and take the train from there.There are also bus stops at the station – and...
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The drawbridge

On the Museum Island, which forms the main walking and cycling route between the city center and the railway station, there is a drawbridge which is raised occasionally to let a boat or barge pass...
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Top Hotels in Groningen

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Hanzeplein 132, Groningen, Groningen, 9713 GW, The Netherlands
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Oude Boteringestraat 43, Groningen, Groningen, 9712, The Netherlands
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Radesingel 50, (formerly De Nieuwe Academie), Groningen, Groningen, 9711 EK, The Netherlands
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Laan Corpus den Hoorn 300, Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
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Boterdiep 73-2, Groningen, Groningen, 9712 LL, The Netherlands
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Gedempte Zuiderdiep 8, Groningen, Groningen, 9711, The Netherlands
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Top Things to Do in Groningen

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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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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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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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Prinsenhof - The Court of the Prince

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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Goudkantoor - Gold Office

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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Maritime Museum

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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"Groningen above all."
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"One of the world’s leading bicycle cities"
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"Citizens of Groningen are more courteous"
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"Groningen, real city life"
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