The Werkman is a monument for Groningen printer and artist Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, who was killed on 10 April 1945 by accomplices of the SD (German Security Service) shortly before the liberation. The work of art has the shape of a suspension bridge and consists of sixteen stainless steel plates from which figures have been punched. The shapes refer to the templates Werkman often worked with. The row of punched plates that form a bridge was inspired by the rows of newspapers that come from the printing presses. The sculpture is a homage to the artist and printer Werkman. Hans Rikken created ‘De Werkmanbrug’ for the Gallery Art Show in 1995, the year that was proclaimed the ‘Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman year’ by the municipality of Groningen.
Stay at the Paradiso Motel in Nieuweschans (east Groningen), a small motel with friendly owners. Apartments and studios are equipped with kitchen, colour television, shower, private garden, and a lawn for sunbathing. Studio (de luxe) Per day: 1 person € 45.-. Per day: 2 persons € 60.- Per week: 2 persons € 350.-. Studio Per day: 1 person € 40.-. Per day: 2 persons € 50.-. Per week: 2 persons € 275.-. Tourist tax included.
Experience that island feeling at the mainland! At the farthest tip of The Netherlands is the tourist village of Pieterburen, where walking the mudflats once originated. In addition, the well-known Pieterburen Zeehondencentrum (seal sanctuary) is located in the village and it is an easy operating base for a visit to the islands of Schiermonnikoog and Borkum. The comfortable Hotel Waddenweelde is the official starting point of the Pieterpad. Walks across the mudflats are held on a daily basis and the hotel has various facilities, such as two à la carte restaurants (one of which is located in Lauwersoog, with a wonderful view of the Wadden Sea and Lauwersmeer lake), a grand café and a pizzeria. If you are looking for some relaxation during your stay, go to the Waddenwellness bathhouse with a swimming pool and a sauna; pure indulgence after a brisk walk across the mudflats. And the children are sure to jump in the air for joy in the playground of no less than 2500 m² or a ride on the kart track!
It’s too easy to miss this work by Joseph Semah because it can be seen only when you look at the paving bricks. The artist created eleven bronze moon shapes in the Folkingestraat paving: a lunar cycle from full moon to new moon. When the shapes are joined together, an eye becomes visible with the moon as its pupil. The Hebrew word for moon is eye and is connected to the number eleven because in Hebrew numbers are coupled with words. For Semah the lunar cycle is a metaphor for the life cycle and the cycles of which history and the future are made.
Between the school at De Kluiverboom and the Alfa Collega is a work of art called Wereldplek (World place) by Michiel Kluiters, consisting of three large stools that serve as a shelter and each with twelve smaller ones to sit on. The large stools are a wi-fi hotspot, and each of them has its own of four functions: exchanging music, chatting, surfing and reading the latest news. The stools change functions from time to time as a result of which one of the four functions is lost. Pupils have influence on this using a game.
This hidden holiday paradise, which is somewhat unknown to the general public, is a true discovery! A comfortable family campsite with spacious pitches and many trees, wooded banks and recreational opportunities for the entire family, ’t Strandheem has a relaxed and hospitable atmosphere. The name of ‘t Strandheem is not a hollow phrase because the campsite borders a 30-hectare natural pool and a broad sandy beach. There is also a private indoor swimming pool and a children’s playground. This four-star campsite is located in an unparalleled central place in the north of the Netherlands and close to Lenie ’t Hart’s seal sanctuary and the city of Groningen.
Bicycle rental service located just a few steps away from the beautiful Martini Tower. Wide selection of city bicycles with hand-brakes and gears as well as city bicycles with pedal-brake, single-speed. Bicycles are suitable for small kids, students, their friends, parents and elderly people. Additionally, we provide helmets and seats for kids, rain-coats and bags for your belongings. Every bicycle is equipped with two locks and all of the necessary items to be safe on streets. Bikes in Groningen’s statement is "You Are The King In My Store". Therefore, we do everything to make your experience pleasant while providing quality bicycles to reach the most out of your trip.
The Envelope Sculpture was designed by artist Frank Sciarone. His sculpture consists of a large steel surface on which a smaller surface has been placed at right angles. One side of the large steel surface is covered with corrugated material as a reference to the water of the Damsterdiep and the Eemskanaal canals between which the neighbourhood is wedged. One building plot was reserved for the sculpture, which is emphasised by its measurements that can be compared with the adjacent houses: 9 metres high, 12 metres long and 4.5 metres at its broadest point.
When you want to spend a weekend or a midweek away with friends or family, you can book all four rooms of D’Olle Pastorie at the same time: as group-accommodation with total privacy. As a group you have use of the large kitchen with 7-burner stove (with several ovens and a combi microwave). In the morning there is a wonderful breakfast. Made by us with for example home-made poffert (special Groninger cake) (when you do not know what it is you should surely try it), fresh fruit, several juices and smoked fish. It is also possible to take care of your own breakfast.
On a beautiful location at the Lauwersmeer you will find the motorhome campsite LauwersmeerPlezier! Uniquely situated between the Waddensea World Heritage and the Lauwersmeer National Park. Equipped with all comforts for your motorhome, or a stay overnight in one of our cabins. Beautiful hiking and cycling area. Close to the fish restaurants, the fishing port and the ferry to Schiermonnikoog.
La K aserna is located in the former Headquarters of the Royal Military Police at Bad Nieuweschans, situated at the Dutch-German border. The Art Space of La K aserna occupies the entire ground floor of the historic building. The Heritage Lodging is on the first floor of the right wing, where de Commander with his family used to live. The spacious apartment has its own entrance. It can accommodate up to four people. There is a livingroom, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen on the ground floor can be used upon request. The terrace next to the moat of the former citadel is a good place to relax outside in summer until late in the evening. There are four bicycles available and wifi is also free.
Noord Bromo is superbly located at the foot of the Wadden Sea dyke near the magnificent Lauwersmeer lake area. Complete tranquillity in the countryside where land and sea come together, this is a truly unforgettable experience. Enjoy the extensive Westpolder with its wonderful panoramic views on one side and the sturdy seawall and the salt marshes behind it on the other, with the Wadden Sea and the island of Schiermonnikoog in the distance. Completely renovated and equipped with every facility, this house was once occupied by the caretaker of the sheep grazing on the dyke and salt marshes and the decoy-man of the duck decoy nearby.
The Bleyendael monastery farm is the perfect pause for visitors to Westerwolde. This organic dairy farm is located in a very distinctive property, built on the rich history of the Ter Apel monastery. Peter & Anita Kuijer milk their Blaarkop cows with respect for nature, the environment and animal well-being. Regional products are available in the refectory and shop. Enjoy a delicious cup of organic coffee with homemade cake or a real beef burger (because a proper eater goes to Brother Peter) and reflect as you watch a film about the monastery life. See the adorable calves in the barn and the advanced equipment to obtain an idea of how things can be done differently. Brother Peter takes all the time to compile a day package for your family, friends or company in consultation. Kloosterboerderij Bleyendael has respect for the past and confidence in the future.
Are you looking for a completely furnished apartment in the heart of the city? We offer you a great location, beautiful view and all the facilities you need. The hospital, the university and the library are all within walking distance. The apartment (90 m2), located in an apartment building right above a supermarket and a bistro, is accessible by stairway and elevator.
Car parks generally do not stand out because of their atmosphere, but – also thanks to P. Struycken’s illuminations – this does not apply to the car park below the Ossenmarkt square. Using twenty light frames on the floor of the car park, the concrete construction in the centre is spotlit in changing colours. The principle of the colour changes is based on the blend of the colours red, green and blue. As the lights shine more or less intensively, the colours change as they blend. P. Struycken is also known from the stamp on which he portrayed then Queen Beatrix in coloured dots and his design of the colour scheme for the rooms in the Groninger Museum.
Stylish stay in the center of the city of Groningen and preferably a private house entirely for yourself? With a private living room and also a terrace where you can sit and relax outside. A visit to friends, family or shopping and dining in the city of Groningen has never been so nice! Our tasteful hotel apartments are different in character. How about sleeping under the stars in the glass ceiling window of an authentic skippers cottage Loge 10. Baby or little child can sleep in the ‘bedstee’! Do you prefer not to walk stairs? We have a completely ground floor apartment called Suite 30 with beautiful stained glass elements. We also have a house with two separate bedrooms called Stay 19. You surround yourself with carefully selected and colorful design from Dutch designers. If you are coming with a larger family, our 3-bedroom bridge-operators house Skipper 4 is very suitable. You walk into the city or use the bikes. If you are looking for peace and quiet, you can stay in our Lakehouse where you can watch over the Paterswoldse meer in Haren. In all seasons it is quiet, the garden is enclosed and you can enjoy this private paradise and the free view over the lake. Staying in a luxury loft in a national monument close to the station and the Groninger Museum. Sit outside with a glass of wine or extensive cooking and dining in the house. Or just have breakfast or food through room service? This is all possible! In short, combine luxury and convenience!
Wadapartja simply stands for: ‘How very special.’ This is what any Groningen resident would say if they walk in somewhere or see something out of the ordinary or something special. And we are! At Wadapartja you can shop, eat and drink during the day and evening. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, homemade sweets and nice snacks & appetizers. One of the typical things about us, everything is for sale. We have a store, but also the tables, lamps, spoons and even the art on the walls is for sale! We find it important that you know what you eat. That’s why we use ‘Beter Leven *’ chicken and eggs, local Porc d’or pork and beef fromout the provence. We also work with a quite some local suppliers, like our Bax beers, biodynamic vegetables from ‘Eemstuin’, specialty coffee from Koffiestation and sustainable bread from our local baker Luuk. Locally is not so far away! Wadapartja is the place where people come together, are inspired by the experience and everyone is included in their very own way. Everyone is more than welcome!
The entirely renovated MOW | Museum de Oude Wolden is an interesting museum in magnificent surroundings and with changing exhibitions as well as a permanent exhibition with works of art by fine artist and magic realist Lodewijk Bruckman, and different local artists. MOW constantly renews itself by emphasising on changing central exhibitions. MOW has three main topics: art, region and history.