In 1990 the city of Groningen celebrated its 950 th anniversary and a contemporary city gate was placed at each main entrance road of the city to mark this. Architect Daniel Libeskind developed these city gates. By the entrance road from the south is an electricity pole with seven metal flames representing the cycle of the week. One flame is lighted on the first day of the week, after which another is lighted every day. In the mornings and evenings, the number 10.40 is illuminated at twenty to eleven, referring to the first time the city of Groningen was mentioned in a deed.
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.
The homely atmosphere immediately stands out at WOONN. Everything you see is for sale here: sofas, tables, chairs, paintings, lamps, chalk paints, carpets and vases. In addition, they have accessories to give as a present or complete your house. WOONN is not just any furniture shop: we have chosen to sell high-quality furniture of less known brands fitted out with affordable accessories and many decorative pillows and plaids. This combination, including high-quality service and expertise, ensures that WOONN has stood out in a special way from the day they opened their doors.
A luxurious and new building, beautifully located at (and partly over) the Zuidlaardermeer Lake, the “De Zuidkaap” accommodation has room for groups up to 40 people and has 10 bedrooms, each with 2 bunk beds, eiderdowns and a private shower and toilet. The building has a modern kitchen, separate dishwashing room and a spacious recreation room with a wonderful view of the Zuidlaardermeer Lake. The large veranda over the lake provides the lovely experience of “living at the water”. The lovely village with a square of Zuidlaren is nearby and the bustling and cultural student city of Groningen is 15 kilometres away.
Bax Bier is a young Groningen brewery which is known for its modern classics, such as the Kon Minder and Koud Vuur. They experiment freely in their brand-new brewery to produce the best beers. Events are held in their public house next to the brewery on a regular basis, but feel free to walk in for a tasting and guided tour. Tasting Enjoy a selection of Bax Beers in the charming public house Guided tour Learn all there is to know about producing beer in general, and Bax Bier in particular Shop The brewery has a shop with all Bax Beers available to take home Events See Facebook and our website for a total overview of events
The Haren Hortus Botanicus (botanical gardens) is located a few kilometres south of the city of Groningen, and provides a varied selection of themed gardens on a terrain of no less than 20 hectares. Be surprised by the magnificent Chinese Garden, enjoy the fabulous view from the rock garden, explore the secrets of the Celtic garden, wander the heath and admire the giant sequoia in the Laarmantuin. Children can participate in treasure hunts, and the gardens include various catering facilities for a drink and snack.
The ‘Peter en Leni’ stage café is an establishment where everyone feels right at home. Come to us for a meal, drink or live music (almost every Friday evening). Refer to the calendar on our website for the current programme and much more information. We are open six days a week from 10 am throughout the year, and seven during summer holidays.
Offering a barbecue and terrace, De Porrepoele is situated in Alteveer in the Groningen Province Region, 35 km from Groningen. There are beautiful views over the countryside. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. The apartment has a well equipped kitchen, a boxspringbed and dining area. The private bathroom has a shower, toilet and wash stand. Bed linen and towels are included. The room can be booked with or without breakfast and is convenient for the maximum of 2 persons.
In front of the Selwerderhof cemetery great hall is a large sculpture in the round pond. It was created by Hans Ittmann from Amsterdam and is 4.5 metres high. The sculpture consists of five vertical stakes that protrude two dish shapes. The spherical sides of the hollow are turned towards each other and the water spouts up through the stakes. The sculpture has organic shapes that are reminiscent of plants or fungi. The Selwerd cemetery was laid out between 1939-1949 after a design by garden architects L.W. Copijn and J. Vroom Jr. The two great halls from 1949-1951 and 1963-1964 respectively were designed by then public works architect J.H.M. Wilhelm. Today the entire complex is a municipal historic monument.
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.
Touristoffice Oldambt, located in the Cultuurhuis De Klinker, Winschoten will provide you with information about walking, cycling, golfing, sailing, shopping, dining, going out and sleeping. Opening hours Touristoffice Oldambt Monday closed Tuesday 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Wednesday 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Thursday 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Friday 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Saturday 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm Sunday closed