Groningen, The Netherlands

Explore the green countryside or the lively city on a bike. Groningen has plenty of variety!

The bicycle city of Groningen is located in the north of the Netherlands. The city is surrounded by water. Get the best memories from a trip by canoe or pedalo, or a cruise! As soon as your feet are on solid ground again, stroll through the old 'hofjes' - courtyards - and their warehouses and fun boutiques. What do you think about Dutch polders, beautiful lakes, amazing forests and the Wadden Sea that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Nature lovers will not get bored in this city!

The young Groningen…

Groningen is the Netherlands' youngest city and this is very evident in the city centre where the big university and the hundreds of students give the city a high spirited feel. Are you interested in the city’s history? The Hanzehuis and the Groninger Museum are the oldest sights. Book your ticket to Hanzehuis and experience a varied city trip!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

The airport of Groningen is located about 15 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    You can pick up a taxi outside the airport. The taxi fare to the centre of Groningen costs between €25 and €30.
  • Bus

    Qbuzz buses run to/from Groningen Airport. Bus number 2 will bring you to Groningen’s main railway station.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Groningen:
  • Bus

    The bus is the most commonly used form of transport in Groningen. The city’s main railway station is the starting point for various bus lines. These run in the city of Groningen and to places outside. 
  • Train

    Do you have enough time to visit more than Groningen? Travel quickly and conveniently by train to other large towns. 
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi on the street in Tunis. There are taxi ranks in places like the main railway station.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +1 (summer time +2)


The currency used in Groningen is the Euro (EUR).