Go next

East Frisian Islands

(Ostfriesische Inseln) – among Germany's most popular summer holiday spots, those largely car free islands in the Wadden Sea still see less international visitors than they deserve

99km

53.73337.4167

Nijmegen

municipality in the Netherlands

121km

51.840025.87065
Sights

St. Joseph Cathedral, Groningen

St Joseph's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. The Neo-Gothic church was built from 1885 to 1887 and consecrated on May 25, 1887. Local nickname for the tower is "drunk's tower", because there is from every direction always two clocks to be seen.

415m

53.21476.5728

Prinsentuin (Groningen)

Just a short walk from the Grote Markt, the lovely Renaissanse gardens of the Prinsenhof can be a remarkably peaceful place to relax for a little while. It has a rose garden a herb garden and The Prinsenhof building originates in the 15th century and was originally a wealthy mansion for the city's bishop or "stadtholder", and later was used as a military hospital. Now, a restaurant has been opened within the building. The renaissance style gardens are open for public. This garden consists of a rose garden, a herb garden and a part with berceaus. The entrance of the garden is remarkable because of a beautiful sundial on the wall above it. When the weather is nice, volunteers run a small tea house there.

724m

53.221666676.56888889

Der Aa-kerk

This beautiful medieval church with its remarkable yellow-painted tower stands tall above the neighbouring Korenbeurs. Established between 1425 and 1492, the church's tower was repeatedly destroyed and replaced, with the current one originating in 1711. The building is no longer used for religious services but is open for visitors and regularly houses expositions.

770m

53.219166676.56833333

Martinitoren

One of the most important hotspots in Groningen refers to Saint Martin of Tours, the patron saint of the Bishopric of Utrecht. Locals call the tower d' Olle Grieze which means 'the old grey one' and is related to its colour. Tickets are available in the VVV (tourist information) shop just over the road. There is a wide view over the city from the top of the tower. It was built as a cruciform church in the 13th century, and was extended in the 15th and 16th centuries. Much of the wall and roof paintwork has been preserved. Of particular note is a 16th-century depiction of the life of Jesus Christ.

807m

53.219216.568

Goudkantoor

This beautifully decorated building on the edge of the Grote Markt is hard to miss. It was built in 1635 as the office for the city receiver. The words Date Caesari quae sunt Caesaris, Latin for "render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's", still remind of this early function of the building. Later, between 1814 and 1887, it served as a gold office in the sense that this was the place where gold and silver works were authenticated and marked as real. Today, it's a café.

1.0km

53.218333336.56611111

Groninger Museum

art museum in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands

1.1km

53.212222226.56611111

MartiniPlaza

university in the Netherlands

2.4km

53.202777786.55638889

Nederlands Stripmuseum

The Dutch cartoon museum (strip = cartoon) shows many cartoons made by Dutch cartoonists. It's also suitable to visit with children (not least because there's a McDonald's next-door with a play area), but also because they can learn how to draw cartoons by themselves.

2.8km

53.216666676.55

Twente

region of the Netherlands

64km

52.321666676.77027778

Apeldoorn

municipality in the Netherlands

95km

52.216666675.96666667

Nagele

Village in Flevoland, Netherlands

102km

52.643888895.72333333

Gelderland

province of the Netherlands

104km

52.065.95

Veluwe

forested hilly area with multiple kinds of terrain, including wetland and heathland

106km

52.15.9

Biddinghuizen

village in the Netherlands

110km

52.454166675.69416667

Museonder

112km

52.09815.8292

Kröller-Müller Museum

art museum and sculpture garden in Otterlo, Netherlands

113km

52.095555565.81694444

Hoge Veluwe National Park

Nationaal Park De Hoge Veluwe is a Dutch national park in the province of Gelderland near the cities of Ede, Wageningen, Arnhem and Apeldoorn. It is approximately 55 square kilometers in area, consisting of heathlands, sand dunes, and woodlands. It is situated in the Veluwe, the area of the largest terminal moraine in the Netherlands. Most of the landscape of the park and the Veluwe was created during the last Ice Age. The alternating sand dune areas and heathlands may have been caused by human utilization of the surrounding lands. The park forms one of the largest continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands.

115km

52.083333335.8

West Frisian Islands

chain of islands in the North Sea

138km

53.366666675.33333333

Zuiderzee Museum

museum in Enkhuizen, Netherlands

145km

52.706666675.30027778

Enkhuizen

municipality in North Holland, the Netherlands

146km

52.75.3

we will see

Groningen

Netherlands
Groningen is a lively student city in the Northern Netherlands. It is the capital of a province with the same name and home to about 203,000 inhabitants, making it the largest city in the north. A university town with some 50,000 students gives the city its famous vibe; a pleasant youthful atmosphere, some fine historic heritage and with plenty of things to do.

What's on your mind?

Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

5°C0
Precipitation: 74 mm

Feb

5°C
Precipitation: 51 mm

Mar

9°C1
Precipitation: 64 mm

Apr

13°C3
Precipitation: 42 mm

May

17°C7
Precipitation: 58 mm

Jun

20°C10
Precipitation: 71 mm

Jul

22°C12
Precipitation: 79 mm

Aug

22°C12
Precipitation: 71 mm

Sep

19°C9
Precipitation: 78 mm

Oct

14°C6
Precipitation: 74 mm

Nov

9°C3
Precipitation: 75 mm

Dec

5°C0
Precipitation: 73 mm