Go to Datcha Groningen if you are looking for overnight accommodation in a romantic bungalow a mere stone’s throw from Groningen city centre! Each bungalow has an attractive living room, entirely equipped bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, spacious sun lounge and a south-facing veranda. The high living room windows have a view of the large and exotic garden, perfect for children. Via Stadspark park, a magnificent cycle track takes you to the city centre in just fifteen minutes. There are numerous recreational options in the direct vicinity of Datcha Groningen, such as swimming in the Hoornse Plas Lake, water sports facilities at the Paterswoldse Meer Lake or cycling through the Peizemade scenic area.
Visitors entering the city of Groningen via the main railway station immediately make their acquaintance with a typical Groningen work of art: the Peerd van Ome Loeks (Uncle Loek’s horse), created in 1959 by artist Jan de Baat and located in the centre of the station square. Rumour has it that the sculpture was created in memory of the racehorse of a Lucas (Loeks) van Hemmen, a riding-master and owner of De Slingerij pub and livery stable in Groningen. His horse died in 1910 and when the horse butcher came to collect it, some boys were singing: ‘Uncle Loek’s horse is dead’. This became a well-known Groningen folk song. Other sources, however, state that the song is based on a German student song.
At Candlehouse Victoria it is possible to make your own candles, fun for young and old! Of course there is a large assortment of handmade candles, souvenirs and gifts.
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!
When Vroom & Dreesman (V&D) opened its doors in 1958, the management of the department store presented this statue to the city of Groningen. Bro Bro Brille was created by Gunnar Westman, based on a Danish children’s song. ‘Bro Bro Brille’ means Bridge Bridge Brille, a children’s game. Westman’s sculpture has a closed shape and was made from a cylinder-shaped piece of granite from an old roller the basic shape of which can still be clearly seen. The movements the sculptures make – dancing in a circle – seems to be adapted to the shape of the material.
In four particular museums and a sea aquarium under one roof, visit a stalactite cave and a megalith, be surprised by the variety of shapes and colours of shells, crystals, minerals, stones and ancient fossils: discover the world below sea level in the sea aquarium. Inside the three-metre thick walled bunker dating from the Second World War are aquariums with fish, crustaceans and molluscs from the North Sea and Wadden Sea. There are also magnificent models of ships, ancient ship and navigation items, and paintings, books and photographs which portray the rich maritime history of the Delfzijl seaport town. The Muzeeaquarium is currently closed and scheduled to reopen on October 14, 2017.
Waterpark de Bloemert is a Landal holiday park, pavilion, boar hire and marina in one. This is the perfect operating base for mooring your boat and enjoying the magnificent surroundings. Go for a walk or a bicycle ride with your own bike or a rental. Go shopping in the charming village of Zuidlaren (two kilometres away) or enjoy a good glass of wine and a delicious meal at the outdoor café of the pavilion with a view of the Zuidlaardermeer lake. There are also options for tennis and miniature golf. In short, this is the place where you enjoy a pleasant stay.
Jachthaven het Dok Nieuwolda is a small harbour with space for about ten boats. There are more mooring places on the edges of the Termunterzijldiep. The harbour is located by the through waterway of Scheemda, Midwolda (Blauwestad), Termunten and the connection to Delfzijl and beyond. The Eetcafé de Brug pub that also serves food is located by the harbour, with an extensive menu and various snacks to go. The lavatories and showers are also located by the pub. The village of Nieuwolda has a supermarket and bicycle hire.
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.
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.
These four reed stems were designed by René de Boer, who used an existing well at the location of his design as a starting point: the ENT clinic of the Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen hospital. The transformed the well into a square pond with a moving reed stem at each side. The four reed stems were made from welded brass. Their exterior is smooth and round while their interior has irregular and organic shapes. The whimsical transition from the round and austere exterior to the organic interior suggests a rupture in the stems. The stalks balance on weathering steel ‘holders’ with two points and move in the wind. In 1987 the ENT clinic was demolished after which the sculpture went into storage for a long time. Since then it has received a new location at the Oostersingel on the UMCG hospital grounds.
Time Out is a company with history. Since 1976, the Jager family has been welcoming their guests in the Poelestraat in Groningen city centre, which makes Time Out a well known address where people love to return. After the last expansion in March 2007, Eetcafé Time Out is now Grand Café Time Out. This is the place to enjoy your lunch, drink or dinner in an informal atmosphere, sometimes even with some dancing. Because of its various attractive rooms (some of which are non-smoking), Time Out is very suitable for larger groups. In summer, enjoy the outdoor café at one of the most charming squares.
12 people 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Pets allowed Behind the property runs the river Lauwers to the Jetty where one can enjoy the quiet fishing water. In the area several cycle routes hiking trails for anyone who loves a quiet area. 17 km lies the beautiful Lauwerzee Lauwersmeer area where you can blow out biking hiking swimming windsurfing. In Lauwersoog you can walk to even really a breath of fresh air. The boat of Schiermonnikoog will also start from this location. You can also go sea fishing. For people who like to shop is the city of Groningen on a distance of 24 km. In Leek is there a Petting Zoo and estate Nienoord and a carriage museum tour. Also a swimming Castle where. In the city of Groningen you can go karting, Oudwoude in the factory paint balls. The property has 5 bedrooms including 4 top and 2 showers, The rooms are equipped with sinks and tv. The kitchen features an American fridge/freezer and ice cubes machine. Airfryer dishwasher microwave and oven 4 burner gas stove in the living room with dining table lounge and bar enjoy ordering cask beer is possible so you can tap beer. In addition to the property is large private car park with lighting the holiday accommodation is offered as self care your hostess in the kitchen can provide you with a delicious breakfast lunch or dinner. There is also gas BBQ provided.
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.
The Grand Café Groningen is located at the Gedempte Zuiderdiep 56 in a stunning 19thcentury building that was once owned by the Steenkolen Handels Vereeniging (coal trading association). Where possible, we use regional and sustainable products, ecological if possible and low in food miles, which is better for people and the environment, and for our beautiful province. We are open 7 days a week for a delicious cup of coffee with homemade cake, a lovely lunch, a high tea, a good glass of wine or a delicious meal. Inquire about our options for gatherings, parties and celebrations. See you in Groningen!