A list with the top 10 things to do in Groningen. The Groningen top 10 covers the most famous places of Groningen, the best tourist attractions of Groningen and best experiences. Admission fees are for adults, children usually pay less. The page about Groningen has a longer list with nice places and attractions to visit in Groningen, but if time is limited then try to visit the top 10 of Groningen attractions.
The Martinitoren is with 97m the highest church in Groningen. The Martinitoren is located along the square Grote Markt and is part of the Martinikerk. The carillon of the tower has 62 bells. It is possible to climb the 260 steps of the tower, which gives a great view over Groningen. Martini tower tickets: €3,-.
2. Groninger Museum
The Groninger Museum is a museum of modern and contemporary art. The Groninger Museum was founded in 1894 and the new building opened in 1994. The museum hosts various national and international expositions. Most of the art is modern and abstract, like the building of the museum too. Groninger Museum tickets: €12,50. Groninger Museum website.
3. Prinsentuin Groningen
The Prinsentuin (Prince’s garden) is a garden in renaissance style in Groningen city centre. Groningens Prinsentuin has a rose garden, herb garden and large sundial. Annual there is an event Dichters in de Prinsentuin (Poets in the Prinsentuin). There is a hotel and restaurant (Prinsenhof) overlooking the Prinsentuin. Prinsentuin admission: free.
4. Grote Markt Groningen
The main square in Groningen is Grote Markt. The Martinitoren and town hall are located along the square. Furthermore many restaurants and bars have a terrace. On Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday there is a market at Grote Markt.
5. Nederlands Stripmuseum
Since 2004 Holland has a Stripmuseum (comic books / cartoons). The Stripmuseum is located in shopping mall Westerhaven. Comic strips that can be seen are Dirk Jan, Donald Duck, FC Knudde and Suske & Wiske. Of course there is much more to see. Nederlands Stripmuseum admission: €8,95.
Noorderhaven is a part of the canal ring in Groningen. Noorderhaven is the last free port of the Netherlands. Many historic ships and houseboats can bee seen in this harbour. Along Noorderhaven there are many historic buildings.
7. Der Aa-Kerk
The Der Aa-kerk is one of the two remaining medieval churches in Groningen. Nowadays the Der Aa-kerk is not used anymore as church, but only for exhibitions and concerts. Groups can make a reservation for a guided tour.
The Goudkantoor (Gold office) is located near Grote Markt in Groningen. In the past gold and silver got a hallmark in this building as prove that it was real. Later Goudkantoor became a tourist information centre and nowadays it is a café restaurant.
The Vismarkt is a long stretched square in Groningen. Some historic buildings are located along the square and every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday there is market at Vismarkt.
Noorderplantsoen is a public park, north of the city centre of Groningen. Yearly there are several events that take place like Noorderzon Theater Festival and plantsoenloop.