When to Go

  • Summer is best. The long days provide a surfeit of light that fades ever so slowly into dusk, cafe terraces overflow with high spirits well into the night, and beach frolickers hit the sand on Groningen's urban riverside beach.
  • August is festival month in the happening city of Groningen: think arts, music and fireworks on 28 August to celebrate the defeat of invading troops led by the Bishop of Munster in 1672.
  • May to October is the season for mudflat-walking with a wadlopen guide along the Wadden coast.