Day Trip Parking Parking on 1 day from €10,-
Day Trip Parking
Parking on 1 day from €10,-
Parking on 1 day from €10,-
Groningen is a city of visible and hidden gems! Discover the best and most beautiful sights in “Grunn”. We have made a list of the best tips for you; with our must-sees in Groningen!
Discover Groningen and enjoy the view from the Martinitoren. With its 97 meters, the tower is the symbol of the city of Groningen, and you can climb the 311 steps to the top almost every day. You can decide to climb up to the first gallery, from where you have a beautiful view of the south side of the city. Not afraid of heights? Then keep on climbing up to behind the bells, from where you have a view of the entire city! Attention: there is no lift! The climb up is quite a challenge. Not surprisingly, most visitors spend about an hour here. However, it’s worth the tears and sweat!
Marvel at the domed roofs of the Martinikerk, the centuries-old ornaments, the leaden bells and the giant flagpoles. When you come to the first gallery, you can go outside and walk around the tower (39 m). Quite a few more steps up, you come to the clockwork room. After having climbed up the cramped and somewhat clammy stairwells, you experience a tremendous sense of space here. Between the dials of the clockwork, you can hear the seagulls above you and the people below on the market square. You can look out over the city and the surrounding countryside in the distance. And then… it’s time for the trip back down again!
The Prinsentuin is an oasis of peace and quiet, in the middle of Groningen’s busy city centre. In 1594, the Prinsenhof in Groningen became the residence of the “stadholders” (viceroys): the princes of Nassau. The Prinsentuin was created for these stadholders in 1626, with a beautiful rose garden, herb garden and beautiful pergola. It is a beautiful example of a Dutch Renaissance garden! When the weather is nice, the luxurious tea room in the garden is open!
The Vismarkt is one of the two central market squares in the centre of Groningen. The market owes its name to a commodity that has been traded at the market since the 15th century: fish. Nowadays, the Vismarkt is much more than a food market. On the north side, there are various stores, and on the west side, you will see the Korenbeurs. This monumental building is where corn used to be traded (now a supermarket). Car park Centrum is located directly next to the Vismarkt, so make sure you reserve your parking space online now.
As the name already suggests, the Grote Markt in Groningen is the biggest and most important market square in the city. Markets are held here nearly every day of the week! Around the Grote Markt are various stores, cafés and restaurants, from where you can enjoy the view after a day in Groningen. The Martinitoren is in the north-eastern corner of the Grote Markt, and the Stadhuis (City Hall) is on the west side.
Planning a day in Groningen? Park your car at a great rate at the Centrum car park (next to the Vismarkt) or the Bios car park (on Gedempte Zuiderdiep). Reserve your parking space online now and park from just €7.50 for the entire day!