Welcome to Northeastern Netherlands

Provincial capital Groningen is a buzzing, youthful city. Museums, restaurants, bars, theatres, canals, festivals – it's the north's cultural point of reference and a fine base for exploring.

On the coast, try the strangely intriguing pastime of wadlopen (mudflat-walking). Or head to Bourtange, on the eastern border with Germany; its hefty defences are just as forbidding now as they were in the 16th century. South, Drenthe is a great garden with shifting tableaus of sheep pastures, stream-cut peat bogs, marshlands and fascinating hunebedden (neolithic burial chambers), often accessible only by bike or on foot.

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$34 Private & Custom Tours

Groningen Private Guided Tour

Your morning or afternoon in Groningen starts at your hotel or if you travel to Groningen from elsewhere at the train station. Set off in a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town. Groningen is known as a lively university city. The city has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. It has a long and turbulent history, which becomes evident from the historic warehouses, courts and buildings.Groningen is also a city with nerve, with the most numerous examples of innovative architecture within its boundaries. In addition, it was once proclaimed as the city with the best city centre in the Netherlands because of its charm. Experience all of this and explore Groningen with your personal guide. During the tour you will climb the Martini tower, Groningen’s landmark for over 500 years and offering a splendid view over the city.The Martini tower is the highest church steeple in the city of Groningen and the bell tower of the Martini Church. The citizens of Groningen call their tower d'Olle Grieze, meaning the old grey one in the local dialect.Discover the city of Groningen with your own eyes and walk through this lively university city.

$59.93 Transfers & Ground Transport

Low Cost Private Transfer From Eelde Airport to Groningen City - One Way

Don’t exhaust yourself with delays and problems in public transport. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport and will bring you to your location in Groningen quick and safe. After a long and dreading flight, we want you not to have to deal with language barriers and all other kinds of struggles you can endure in a foreign country. Therefore we will make sure that your private driver is awaiting you in the arrival terminal of the airport. He will make contact with you, assist you and your luggage to the car and immediately take you to your final destination in Groningen city. While you are relaxing don’t forget to look out the windows: you might even pass by the famous Martinitoren or the beautiful Martinikerk. To make sure that your transfer progresses smoothly we ask you to provide us with your flight number and the address of destination in Groningen when you confirm the booking. As soon as you booked you will receive a transfer voucher to present to your private driver.

$40.34 Private & Custom Tours

Groningen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With our customized walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local. The more notice, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.