Martinichurch Groningen

There was already a wooden church on the site of the Martini Church around the year 800. Around the year 1000 it was replaced by a tuff building.

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The base of the present Martinichurch is a Romanogothic cross basilica built in the first half of the thirteenth century. In the course of the centuries the church has been adapted and rebuilt many times, just like the church tower. The Martini tower was built between 1470 and 1550, after a predecessor collapsed in 1468. The 'new' tower collapsed in 1577, after it caught fire by igniting bonfires. It was not until 1627 that the tower was repaired. The 97 meter high Olle Grieze can be visited by buying a ticket at the tourist office in Forum Groningen

Opening hours

The Martini Church is regularly open for viewing…

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The base of the present Martinichurch is a Romanogothic cross basilica built in the first half of the thirteenth century. In the course of the centuries the church has been adapted and rebuilt many times, just like the church tower. The Martini tower was built between 1470 and 1550, after a predecessor collapsed in 1468. The 'new' tower collapsed in 1577, after it caught fire by igniting bonfires. It was not until 1627 that the tower was repaired. The 97 meter high Olle Grieze can be visited by buying a ticket at the tourist office in Forum Groningen

Opening hours

The Martini Church is regularly open for viewing. In the summer months the access to the church is via the high choir and in the winter months via the Kosterij. The church is often used for all kinds of events. Current opening hours can be changed per day due to an event. The tourist opening hours calendar shows the current visitor information for each week/month. 

Entrance fees

When the church is open for viewing it costs €1,- per person. You can also give a highly appreciated contribution in the collection box at the exit for the maintenance of the monumental church. 

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Prices

  • Fixed price€1.00
  • Groups€3.50 Would you like to visit the church with a group during regular opening hours or just outside these opening hours? Then you can make a "guided tour by appointment". For a group you pay € 3.50 per person (with a minimum of € 35.00). You can opt for one of the standard guided tours or for a tailor-made tour.