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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Martinitoren (Martini Tower) is the highest church steeple in the city of Groningen. It is 97meters high and was completed in 1482. You can climb to the top (no elevators) and it gives you an amazing view of the city. Try to find your temporary home - as you can see it from there :-)”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
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“great place for a stone oven baked pizza. Really popular with students because of their low prices. Great outdoor area. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The city Groningen is living and the most beautiful city in the Netherlands. It is only 20 minutes by car!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Plaza
“The central square in Groningen, with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. With some beautiful architecture at the east, south and west sides, ranging from very old to very modern. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food but you should definetely check out the cocktailbar and wine bar”
  • 37 locals recommend
Route
“one of the best shopping streets in the Netherlands, with quirky boutiques and small concept stores: from clothes to presents and delis”
  • 36 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Not only a lovely building to see, but the regular stage for comedians, artists and performers. About 20 min walk from the appartment”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“I highly recommend the " brakke brunch" on the Sunday. From 11.30 till 15u. For 13euro its " all you can eat" Its located at a nice square with an outside terrace. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Plaza
“Get your fresh groceries (cheese, vegetables, fish, meat, nuts) at the local market on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9.00-17.00 Local tip; if you are going around 16.00 on a Saturday you will be able to get fresh flowers for a bargain. They bundle several bouquets and you can buy them for 5 or 6 euro.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“The other best bar in Groningen for drinks is surely De Pintelier, which was not only voted best bar of the city but also the second best bar of the Netherlands. It features a wide selection of Belgian beers (I grudgingly admit their superiority) and is absolutely wonderful for atmosphere. Of course, being that famous, it’s often incredibly crowded. If you should go here and it’s full, you’ll be happy to know that the other bars close by are good as well.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Plaza
“especially on Friday and Saturday an extensive food market. famous for fresh fish, dutch cheese, meat and vegetables.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Het Noorderplantsoen is een park in de wijk Centrum van de Nederlandse stad Groningen, omsloten door de Oranjewijk, Noorderplantsoenbuurt en Hortusbuurt. Het park ligt op de plaats waar in de 17e eeuw de verdedigingswallen van de stad werden gebouwd en is geopend in 1880. De grachten zijn vervangen door vier vijvers en op de plaats waar de wallen stonden, ligt nu een park in Engelse stijl met hoogteverschillen. Het Noorderplantsoen is in 1971 in zijn geheel aan”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Unique museum in a unique building. If you are interested in shipbuilding and the maritime world, this is a nice place to visit. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“You got your somewhat more expensive supermarket Jumbo here and right across the square there's an all out cheap one too; Aldi. Jumbo is open from 12:00 on Sundays as well.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“De Drie Gezusters isn’t the cheapest, it doesn’t provide the best quality drinks in town and the atmosphere can be a little crowded. So why visit? Because with its collection of twenty connected bars and 3750 person capacity, it’s the largest collective bar in Europe featuring beer taps. It can be found dominating the entire southern side of the Grote Markt. Visit it for the experience!”
  • 13 locals recommend
University
“Groningen is the university city. University of Groningen is always top 100 in the world ranking. Very good level university.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“great place for a stone oven baked pizza. Really popular with students because of their low prices. Great outdoor area. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“De Drie Gezusters isn’t the cheapest, it doesn’t provide the best quality drinks in town and the atmosphere can be a little crowded. So why visit? Because with its collection of twenty connected bars and 3750 person capacity, it’s the largest collective bar in Europe featuring beer taps. It can be found dominating the entire southern side of the Grote Markt. Visit it for the experience!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is more of a summertime hangout for us because they have a nice big terrace on a canal, but one day a serious rainstorm appeared out of nowhere and we had to hang out inside for a couple of hours and it was also nice. Above-average food. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The ’t Feithhuis baristas are happy to conjure up the most amazing and delicious espresso and cappuccino works of art. In addition, there is the monthly Barista Jam for real coffee lovers: a free workshop that teaches the tricks of the coffee trade and introduces the amazing world of coffee.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Semi-posh/industrial/informal hangout known more for their high-quality live jazz than for their beer, worth checking to see if there's something on their schedule. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice place, in fact, my favourite hangout in Groningen. Very friendly staff, good food, very relaxed place to have a drink till early in the morning. About 10 min walk from the appartment. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Home made pasta and pizza for cheap prices. Self service restaurant. Order at the counter and wait until your pasta is ready in a few minutes. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Salad Place
  • 1 local recommends

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