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Groningen, the Netherlands

Active Leisure on the Water

Water transport is popular in Groningen. So you can have fun by taking a boat ride through the picturesque canals. You will bend under low bridges and throw food to birds during a water walk. There is also an old canal in the city. Aristocratic houses and ancient towers are located on its banks. You will take a tour of this channel. Its duration is 60 minutes. You will become a ship passenger. This trip is available at any time of the year. It costs 12 euros.
For connoisseurs of traditions of past years, Groningen is home to several wonderful hotels with historical settings. The luxury Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys located in the central area is … Open
The firm is located under the Herebrug Bridge. It operates from 11 am to 7 pm from April to October. If you contact its staff, you can rent a kayak or canoe. You will walk along the canal on your own for 1-2 hours in this swimming vehicle. The canal is located around the Old Town. You can see Groningen from a new angle.
You also have the opportunity to spend time actively in the suburbs all year round. For example, Paterswoldsemeer Lake is located in South-Western direction from the city. You can relax on its beach or take a boat ride in the warm season. It will be a big skating rink in the winter months. You can ride on the snow-cleared paths. Their total length is 10 kilometers. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Couples who have long dreamed of spending their holidays in an unusual romantic setting should pay attention to the original hotel, Klipper Zwadde. It was set up on a beautiful sailing ship, … Open

Conquering of Excalibur

If you dream to do rock climbing, then you can fulfill your desire by visiting the Excalibur Tower. It is located near Groningen. The structure is the highest climbing wall in the world, which was created artificially. Its height is 37 meters. The tower is tilted. Its peak is offset from the base by 12 meters. This way the creators were able to bring conditions of climbing it as close as possible to the real ones. The builders have provided a reliable strengthening on the base of the tower. So it does not fall because of the strong wind. The weight of the strengthening is 500 tons.
Groningen Central Station Excalibur is used by professional climbers. They are training for the upcoming ascent of the real mountains here. The climbing wall has several levels of difficulty. Therefore, you can choose the level that is right for you, even though you do not have enough experience in climbing. You will climb the tower, testing your courage and endurance. You will get a thrill.
Walking along the shopping streets of Groningen, you can find a lot of charming specialty shops. De Kaaskop store specializes in selling popular national goods. Dozens of kinds of olives, … Open
If you successfully climb to the top of Excalibur you will spend the night there. After such an exciting adventure, you can be sure that you will cope with real mountains with steep slopes. However, if you still do not dare to conquer a complex wall, you will get pleasure from the fact that you watch other daredevils do it.
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View Groningen from the Martinitoren Tower

You will reach the market square while visiting the architectural monuments of Groningen. Martin's Church is just 200 meters from the city hall. It was built from sandstone which was quarried in the county of Bentheim in the 15th century. The Martinitoren Tower is of the greatest interest in it. Residents of the city call it "Old Gray Tower". It is unique in that it has a height of 97 meters and is inclined by 0.6 meters. There is a bell tower with 62 bells and a viewing platform at its top. You will be able to see the city and its picturesque surroundings while staying on the observation deck. You will reach it by a brick spiral staircase. It has 260 steps.
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, … Open

Hiking and Cycling Trips

The varied landscape of Groningen is ideal for exploring the city's scenic surroundings. You can do this on foot or by bike. Special tracks are equipped here. You will ride on them. You can rent a bike at one of the many rental centers. You can also walk along the Pieterpad track. It is the longest walking track in the country.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Groningen and surroundings

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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Groningen
♥   Restaurant 'de Goudplevier' Peize. Type - Modern French. 6.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Herberg Onder de Linden' Aduard. Type - Classic French|Modern French. 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Vlindertuin' Zuidlaren. Type - Modern cuisine. 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Jufferen Lunsingh' Westervelde. Type - Classic cuisine. 19.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Korensant Verhildersum' Leens. Type - Modern cuisine. 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Groningen
♥   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
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