Groningen-style distinctiveness

Herd reflex? Never! For centuries, Groningen residents have been known to chart their own course. They have built dwelling hills on the fertile salt marshes and an impregnable fortress in a marsh. Their stubborn and determined nature was shaped by robust churches, Groningen estate houses and creative architecture. This is how they controlled the land. Scoop by scoop and brick by brick. 

Borgen, castles of the north

Amsterdamse School ROEZ

Amsterdamse School ROEZ

Amsterdamse School architecture

The hanging kitchens of Appingedam

The impregnable fortress Bourtange


Ancient churches

"Groningen is one big open-air museum"

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