Visit Groningen

Groningen is a vibrant university city in the Netherlands, located in the province of Groningen. Founded in the 10th century, Groningen has grown to become a bustling metropolis with a population of over 200,000 people. The city center is made up of winding cobblestone streets and Gothic buildings that blend perfectly with modern architecture.

At its heart lies Martinitoren, the 97-meter high bell tower which serves as one of the most recognizable landmarks in all of Netherlands. Visitors can climb up to see stunning views over the city or visit one of several nearby museums such as Natural History Museum or Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum (Northern Shipping Museum).
Strolling through Groningen's many parks such as Der Aa-Park and Hortus Haren is also an excellent way to spend time outdoors.
The lively university atmosphere means plenty for students and young adults alike - from nightlife filled with bars and restaurants to shopping centers like Forum Groningan where you can find everything your heart desires!
One interesting historical fact about Groningen is that it was one of seven cities granted city rights by Charles V in 1536 - making it nearly 500 years old!