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 are...
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.