Holidays in the Netherlands!
Today we continue our journey through the Netherlands as we move from Friesland to Groningen. Groningen includes one of Europe’s oldest man-made landscapes and borders a Unesco World Heritage area. And there is more: the province has a magnificent and varied countryside that requires more than just one day of exploring. Set yourself up in one of the many ‘erfgoedlogies’ bed & breakfasts in Groningen and experience that there really is no place like Groningen.
There are many reasons why it is worth visiting the province of Groningen. We highlight three of them:
1. The Lauwersmeer National Park is ideal for walking, cycling and sailing. With a rich and varied flora and fauna, this is the favourite location for bird-watchers. Visits can be perfectly combined with an excursion to the island of Schiermonnikoog.
2. Travel back into time through east Groningen where the Bourtange fortress has stood still in time and where the ancient cannon booms as it did in the year 1742. Take a ride with the old locomotive on the Museumspoorlijn (Museum Railway Line) and visit the Ter Apel monastery to see how the Crutched Friars lived.
3. Visit Groningen City. As a lively university city, Groningen has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. It is the bustling cultural heart of the province with attention for art and architecture, design and the Hanseatic trade league. There are friendly cafés and restaurants, wonderful theatres and high-profile festivals. The city centre has charming shopping streets and historical buildings tell their own particular story.
So, whether you want an active vacation, enjoy some culture, or rather go shopping; nothing tops Groningen!