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Groningen is one of the towns of the Netherlands that is famous for its long history and respected culture. This town is not a big one, so it perfectly fits tourists who seek unhurried rest, want to enjoy beauty of nature, ride a canoe or a catamaran on water canals that cross and round Groningen is different directions. Martini Tower is the main architectural site of the town and stands in Groningen for over 500 years. The tower is a part of the old church of St. Martin. Inside the tower are stored unique frescos created in XIII. Here also stands the biggest organ of Northern Europe decorated in the Baroque style. There are several old churches in Groningen - Nieuwe Kerk and Aa Kerk.
Groningen is a cozy and friendly city, which is often referred to as the "city of festivals” because of a rich choice of interesting festivals that are held there. Indeed, during year here … Open
Groningen is also a university town, so at least one fourth of its population is students. There are always many young people in this town and this is the reason for multiple cafes, pubs and nights clubs that can be found here. Live never stops at Groningen. The town is also famous for its festivals. Noorderliht is the festival of photography that often exhibits real masterpieces and photos with deep meanings; Noorderslag is the festival devoted to Dutch pop music, which is also famous by performances of amateur theatres and festival of blues music. While taking a walk on silent Groningen, devote some time to visiting a wonderful park Lauwersmeer or attend the Museum of Groningen and an original Museum of Tobacco. Children will definitely enjoy visiting a cattle farm, the local Museum of History and Museum of Comics.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Groningen
♥   Castle 'Fraeylemaborg' , 17.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Menkemaborg' , 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schierstins' , 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Onstaborg' , 38.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Groningen
♥   National Park 'Nationaal beek- en esdorpenlandschap Drentsche Aa' , 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Lauwersmeer' , 30.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Schiermonnikoog' , 37.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Drents-Friese Wold' , 40.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Alde Feanen' , 43.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Groningen and around
♥   Art museum 'Groninger Museum' Groningen, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Groningen from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Slauerhoff

From the series “The most unusual and strange bridges on Earth”
The locals call the ultramodern and fast Slauerhoff a 'flying' bridge. When lifted, the bridge platform hangs above the nearby autostrada. With regard to such a complicated location, it is very important that the bridge be quickly lifted and lowered so as not to interfere with ship and car traffic. Along the Autostraße is the large footpath. This is an ideal place to look at Slauerhoff Bridge and to make the beautiful photos on their background. … Read further
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