Popular Accommodations in Groningen
Highlights in Groningen
- Varied architecture
- vibrant student city
- National parks with a wide range of leisure activities
- long tidal flat coast
Most popular in Groningen
Vacation rentals in Groningen
In Groningen there are modern accommodations available, which allow couples or small families a comfortable stay. Those who appreciate a private ambience can book an apartment in a family-run guesthouse or a separate studio with a small garden. Free WLAN, in-house sauna and modern flat-screen TV ensure relaxing evenings in the holiday apartment.Stylish holiday apartment for the discerning
For larger families and groups there is a vacation rental on the edge of the centre of Groningen, with a sun terrace, a barbecue area and a whirlpool, where you can spend some convivial hours. A light-flooded holiday apartment in a lavishly restored old building offers the right setting for people who want to live stylishly as self-catering guests during their holidays thanks to the ultra-modern equipment and tasteful furnishings.
Holiday in Groningen
Location and orientation
After Amsterdam, Groningen is the second largest city in the northern Netherlands and the cultural centre of the province of the same name. With just over 200,000 inhabitants and the third largest university in the Netherlands, Groningen is known as a vibrant student city even outside the country's borders. The landscape of the province of Groningen is characterised by 35 kilometres of tidal flats, countless historic terp villages and extensive national parks on the mainland and the North Sea islands.Favourable location near Lower Saxony
A vacation rental in Groningen is the ideal starting point for day trips to the surrounding countryside and the neighbouring regions of Lower Saxony, Emsland and Ostfriesland. The East Frisian cities of Leer and Emden can be easily reached by car within an hour's drive. Both Amsterdam and Bremen are about 180 kilometres from Groningen.
Travelers and Activities
Groningen awaits its visitors with interesting museums and a varied cityscape characterised by magnificent patrician houses as well as numerous churches and buildings in different architectural styles. In the surroundings of the city there are some manorial country estates from the 18th and 19th centuries with artistically designed gardens.Groningen for nature lovers
From Groningen the idyllic landscapes of the province of the same name can be explored in the course of extensive hikes and bike tours. The Lauwersmeer and Schiermonnikoog National Parks are important breeding grounds for many rare bird species and are home to a diverse flora and fauna. In addition to a dense network of cycling and hiking trails, the region also offers active holidaymakers boat and canoe tours, horse riding and various water sports.
Around 50,000 students are enrolled at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Thus Groningen counts the youngest urban population of the country.
Top 3 travel tips
The Groninger Museum was opened in 1994 and impresses with its extraordinarily diverse architecture. The island building was designed by several artists, including the world-famous designer Philippe Starck. The museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and craftsmanship from several centuries and cultures.2. unique fortification of the 18th century
The Bourtange fortress is located in eastern Kroningen, just a few kilometres from the border with Germany. The complex is particularly famous for its pentagonal shape. Inside the ramparts there is a lavishly designed museum village that offers visitors fascinating insights into the everyday life of soldiers in the early 18th century.3. pancakes in a historical context
Lovers of freshly baked pancakes in countless variations feel particularly at home in the Restaurant 't Pannekoekschip. The popular restaurant is housed on a historic sailing ship at the Schuitendiep in the old town of Groningen. A visit to the restaurant is not only an extraordinary culinary experience for children.