Wherever you are in Westerwolde, there is always a tourist information point nearby. The many enthusiastic volunteers, who have taken Westerwolde to their hearts, are more than happy to tell you where best to walk, cycle, play golf or sail a boat. Tourist information for the south-eastern part of the province of Groningen is provided by Tourist Info Westerwolde. Tourist Info Westerwolde has 14 offices across the region. Thanks to the collaboration between the municipalities of Bellingwedde, Stadskanaal and Vlagtwedde, tourist information is available across the whole of Westerwolde. We will be delighted to welcome you to wonderful Westerwolde!
A green oasis in the city of Groningen where you can enjoy the countryside while having the bustling city centre within walking or cycling distance: welcome to the Stadspark campsite, located in a wonderful English landscape style park where you meet people from all over the world. There are two hundred places for tents, caravans and camper vans and separate fields for each target group. Stadspark campsite is a carefully tended campsite with every facility.
In the 1970s the narrowing of the gap between art and the public was among artist René de Boer’s main themes. This encouraged him to make appliances of his sculptures instead of merely objects to look at, and these sitting lumps are an example of this. Below the sculpture are swivel casters and nylon slide plates that allow the work to be moved, and because the sculpture hinges in the centre its shape can change. The work of art is therefore also an object to look at, lie on and play with. In 1975 Zitknobbels (Sitting Lumps) was at the Grote Markt for a month after which the municipality of purchased it and placed it in the Paddepoel shopping centre. In the late 1990s the sculpture was moved to the Selwerd shopping centre, and since 2011, the bronze bench is located on the Beren shopping square.
Natural simplicity for your home, garden and kitchen Enjoying beautiful tableware, kitchen utensils that are a pleasure to work with, the perfume of herbal tea, the softness of soap. At Dille & Kamille they understand that happiness is often found in small things: in caring for nature and the world around you, in taking time to enjoy the everyday things: these are the things which make life pleasant. In this inspiring store it's all about 'natural simplicity'. Wherever possible Dille & Kamille chooses natural materials for its extensive collection. Everything is functional, authentic and well-designed. You'll get inspired by their 1001 cooking tools, everything for home baking, lots of kitchen utensils, oven dishes, cooking pots and cookbooks, aprons and oven mitts. Wooden chairs, table linen, glasses and dinner ware also form part of the collection. Next to this, you will find old-fashioned Dutch sweets, toys, children's books, postcards and stationary, nostalgic cleaning brushes, baskets, soaps and bath-accessories and even dried flowers, plants and gardening tools . Dille & Kamille is proud of its own tea range, which you can find at the 'kitchen counter', the heart of this store. You'll also find other tasty and organic goods here, like organic coffee, pasta and olive oil. And not to forget 70 different herbs and spices! The friendly staff will be pleased to help you with expert advice. Or take some time out to relax with a cup of coffee or tea. New items arrive every week, so there is always something for you to discover. Whether you are looking for a lovely gift for someone else or something desirable for yourself: you'll find it at Dille & Kamille!
The Groninger Forum is a spectacular building on the Nieuwe Markt, behind the Grote Markt. It will be a meeting place for curious people, with exhibitions, films, events, talk shows, the library, café's, Tourist Information and Storyworld, the new Dutch museum for comics, animation and games. On the top floor there is a café-restaurant, a roof terrace with rooftop cinema and a fantastic view over the city. Until the opening in the autumn of 2019 we are active at various locations: for movies and events you can visit our location at the Hereplein. The library is located at the Oude Boteringestraat. Satelite libraries are also located in the city districts of Selwerd, Vinkhuizen, Beijum, Lewenborg, De Wijert and Hoogkerk and in the villages Haren and Ten Boer.
Beleef het Noorden (Experience the North) is a stylish bed & breakfast that focuses on showing their guests the very best of the north of The Netherlands. After a good night’s sleep and an excellent breakfast, be introduced to the real city and province of Groningen, also thanks to our contacts with many local entrepreneurs. Our B&B has many facilities, such as Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea, a kitchen, fireplace, various gardens, barbecue sites, a wonderful view and a pleasant atmosphere. Beleef het Noorden has the best of both the city and Wadden Sea area. We are looking forward to welcoming you and ensure you experience the best of the city and province.
We hold tours through the city of Groningen and its environs. Options include artificial dwelling hill tours, historic farm tours, city tours and moonlight tours. Information about the neighbourhood and places of interest along the way is provided. These tours are possible with a horse and carriage, coach and horse tram, and are suited for family celebrations, student and children’s parties, anniversaries, etc. Also suitable for large groups (up to 80 people). We can provide food and drinks and/or overnight accommodation. Departures from the Vindicat building (nearby the Tourist Information Office); other starting locations in consultation.
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. City marking S03 at the Rozenburglaan is a forest of crooked posts with a wedge at about eight metres high. The work of art represents an open book with paintings of historic fragments the artist used to express that the city’s history is written by its residents. The paintings on the work were created by Groningen artists.
If you have a taste for delicious cheese, go to the Groningen Kaasboetiek that specialises in farmer’s cheese and sells a wide selection of foreign cheeses. A combination with cheese dippers, delicatessen, freshly roasted nuts, homemade leaven bread and glass of good wine complete your cheeseboard. Our selection of regional Groningen products includes mollebonen (roasted broad beans), Martini Tower liquorice, Groninger Knol’s koek (cake), regional cheeses, mustard from Abraham’s mustard factory and Groningen Kaatje (eggnog).
At Kopje Genieten you can come in for coffee, tea, softdrinks and a piece of homemade cake. There is also a small lunch menu. We work with biological and constant products. Also the crops, come from our own garden.
Termunterzijl is located by the Eemsmonding estuary, surrounded by breath-taking scenic areas, polder landscapes and the sea. And it is close to the Eemshaven harbour, Delfzijl and 30 minutes by car from the city of Groningen. In this village with 250 residents and near the historic ‘Boog van Ziel’ sluice is Hotel Termunterzijl. This magnificent and new hotel with 26 rooms is a perfect location for business or private overnight accommodation, a delicious lunch, extensive meal or cup of coffee. Explore the province of Groningen from Termunterzijl, which seems to be the very end of the world, of which we are very proud. Experience the peace and tranquillity and enjoy it with us…
Breweryhotel Parkzicht has 47 modern hotel rooms and a total of 110 beds. Rooms are equipped with bath/shower, toilet, telephone, Wi-Fi, and cable colour television. 21 rooms have a minibar and air conditioning. Breweryhotel Parkzicht in Veendam is a comfortable family hotel with a long tourist tradition. After a hearty welcome, savour the hospitable atmosphere and comfortably equipped modern rooms. The hotel’s grand-café and Brewery was fully renovated in 2018. Breweryhotel Parkzicht is located in the centre of “park” city Veendam, a city with a rich peat district history and unprecedented opportunities.
Hotel-restaurant In de stallen (in the stables) is situated in the middle of the quiet and rural Oldambt area, at the A7 national trunk road. Housed in an Oldambt period farmhouse, the original state has been preserved as much as possible. This hotel consists of ten rooms, each with a shower, toilet, colour television, hair drier, trouser press, and telephone.