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.
You can find our welcoming bistro at the Gedempte Zuiderdiep in the city centre of Groningen. We are open every day until late and you can come to us for a nice cup of coffee, a good lunch, a tasteful dinner or simply for a good cold beer at our big terrace. We love chicken and beer. That's why we have a big chicken grill in our open kitchen. Our kitchen staff knows how to make the best dishes with chicken. And unique for Groningen: you can actually tap your own beers at our beer pump tables!
Wadapartja simply stands for: ‘How very special.’ This is what any Groningen resident would say if they walk in somewhere or see something out of the ordinary or something special. And we are! At Wadapartja you can shop, eat and drink during the day and evening. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, homemade sweets and nice snacks & appetizers. One of the typical things about us, everything is for sale. We have a store, but also the tables, lamps, spoons and even the art on the walls is for sale! We find it important that you know what you eat. That’s why we use ‘Beter Leven *’ chicken and eggs, local Porc d’or pork and beef fromout the provence. We also work with a quite some local suppliers, like our Bax beers, biodynamic vegetables from ‘Eemstuin’, specialty coffee from Koffiestation and sustainable bread from our local baker Luuk. Locally is not so far away! Wadapartja is the place where people come together, are inspired by the experience and everyone is included in their very own way. Everyone is more than welcome!
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.
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.
The Diep dinner café is located at the magnificent Groningen Schuitendiep where ships used to unload peat. The historic building, where monks used to live, is a tranquil and stylish location for a delicious dinner, and the kitchen serves seasonal delicacies from all over the world, prepared with regional products. Diep dinner café serves drinks and food on shore as well as on their sloop. Options include a cruise of the ring of canals or through the province.
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!
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!
Buckshot Café opened its doors on 15 October 1999. Owners Maarten Burger and Marc Groenewoud run two floors with two bars and two different ambiances. The ground floor has a relaxed atmosphere, where guests see what they are doing and hear what they are saying, while on the first floor you can easily imagine yourself in the 1970s or 1980s. Music is important to us, so we play the latest jazz, soul, funk, jazz dance, nu jazz, lounge, funk, fusion and jazz rock, and every Sunday there is live music on the ground floor stage. We hold Buckshot Specials on a regular basis: special evenings featuring special music. Refer to the concert calender for dates of live music and specials.
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.