The best districts and villages of Groningen!
A lively city, exciting culture, a busy nightlife and a rich history: Groningen has is all; 24 hours a day. It will come as no surprise that Groningen residents are among the happiest in the Netherlands. Add the fact that this is the region with the smallest amount of airborne particulate matter in the Netherlands and voilà: Groningen is the best place to be.
Good to know: the city centre is always easily accessible both by bike and public transport. This is where you find any conceivable shop and a friendly and extensive market. Enjoy your day off to the max and visit the historical monuments or museums with their wide selection of exhibitions, an evening out on the town at one of the fine restaurants, lively cafés or a musical or theatre performance. Indulge in your sports ambitions at one of the many gyms in the city.
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The best places in town
The Folkingestraat is the most colourful and varied of streets and there is no place with friendlier places to eat, small boutiques and shops.
The beautiful and undulating Stadspark city park is the place to train for the ultimate Groningen running event, the 4 miles of Groningen.
The best thing to do in summer: a picnic in the Noorderplantsoen park. Experience that authentic Groningen feeling on a blanket on the playing field or at the pond surrounded by students.
Any fresh produce is available at the Vismarkt: from herbs, fish and meat to Dutch and exotic vegetables and fruit in an ever busy and friendly location.
Cool off on warm days at the city beach in the Ebbingekwartier district (centre).
Nice and idyllic: walk over the cobbles and beside the boats along the Hoge and Lage der Aa canals.