Midden-Groningen forms the province’s green and blue heart. This is where you can spend lovely hours on the lakes, cycle past marshlands, and explore wooded areas as part of villages, as well as reedlands for spotting birds. City life seems miles away in this area where typical Groningen cattle graze and birds descend thousands at a time. But Midden-Groningen is actually just thirty minutes by car from the city. Leave the city for the countryside, and an entirely different world.