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Tips for a city trip in Groningen

Do you want to make a city trip in Groningen? Then you are in the right place in our friendly and comfortable University Hotel. You can walk to the theater, to terraces and restaurants (even in our yard), to exhibitions and events in the city. We are therefore the ideal hotel for a city break in Groningen. 

Do you like cycling?

In that case you can rent a bike at the library in the Oude Boteringestraat, a 2 minutes walk from the hotel. Or at the central station, easy when you travel by train or bus.

Tips for trips in Groningen

Here we give you some tips for trips in the city. Follow us at Facebook University Hotel and you are always up to date. And if you want to have a look at the complete actual Agenda just go to the website Uit Groningen.


• until 29th May, the Groningen University Museum, just around the corner of the hotel: Nobel Prizes expo, after our Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa. And, of course, you can see the interesting permanent exhibitions, such as the anatomy room and the office of Aletta Jacobs. She was the first female doctor in the Netherlands, who studied at the University of Groningen. You can see her statue in front of de Harmonie Building around the corner of the Hotel.
• Groningen has always been a city where many printers and graphic designers worked. Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman is one of the most famous. He was a member of the artist circle De Ploeg. The Groningen Graphics Museum (GRID), behind the Martinikerk, shows old en new design, prints, books and grafic machines.
• Music is always there in Groningen. For example, pop music in places like Simplon and VERA, or symphony orchestra the Noord Nederlands Orkest, or jazz in a pub. In the agenda you will find something to your taste. Last-minute tickets with 50% discount for Theatre and Cinema are every Friday from 12 noon online.
• Groningen is a Hanseatic city: much commerce was carried out in the warehouses and trading houses along the canals (Groningen canals we call 'deep' so 'diep'). Shipping was important, even as shipbuilding. In a beautiful old building (1100 a.c.) on the Brugstraat you will find the Maritime Museum: Scheepvaartmuseum. Very worthwhile. In the cellar there are regularly new exhibitions. Last-minute tickets with 50% discount are every Friday from 12 noon known.
• And now we are talking about shipping: how about boarding a round trip boat for a Canal trip? The boats leave in front of the Central Station.
• Do you prefer walking? You can also join an interesting guided tour through the city on a Saturday afternoon. Starting and end point is the Tourist Information Office at the Grote Markt. The walk takes about 1.5 hours.

We wish you a very nice time in Groningen!