24 Hours in Groningen

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24 Hours in Groningen

Like other Dutch cities, you are immediately exposed to a cavalcade of cycling and cyclists, cars are at a premium, the city is definitely ruled by the bike. All ages, genders, smart or casual dress, there are no rules, just the simple pleasures of two wheels.

Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. With a population of 202,567, it is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. An old city, Groningen was the regional power of the northern Netherlands, a semi-independent city-state and member of the German Hanseatic League. Groningen is a university city: it houses the University of Groningen (with about 30,000 students) and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (with about 25,000 students

Where to stay?

Asgard Hotel (Ganzevoortsingel 2-1 9711 AL Groningen; 050-3684810) is a stylish hotel in the museum district of Groningen that offers eco-friendly accommodation and a trendy interior decorated with natural style elements.

The Asgard Hotel combines the use of ecological materials with an exhibition of modern art to create a unique hotel concept. The hotel is housed in a unique building that dates back to 1935 and the authentic, architectural features are combined with a modern design.

Where to eat?

Brasserie Midi (Folkingestraat 42 9711 JX Groningen; 050 – 55 321 58) is located in the always cosy Folkingestraat in Groningen you will find Midi, an idiosyncratic brasserie with a distinct taste for delicious Mediterranean food. Their team serves every day the finest French-Italian dishes for lunch, dinner and accompanies them with a good glass of matching wine.

Midi is in a long “pijpla” decorated with a cosy vintage interior, atmosphere over. Take a seat on our delicious couches and enjoy the people walking past in the Folkingestraat or sit at one of their chef’s tables and admire the chefs in the kitchen. In good weather the city garden is opened, a wonderful “secret” place where it is good to sit in the sun.

What to see?

Groninger Museum (Museumeiland 1, 9711 ME Groningen; +31 50 366 6555) is an art museum in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. The museum exhibits modern and contemporary art of local, national, and international artists. The museum opened in 1874. The current post-modernist building consists of three main pavilions designed individually by architects Philippe Starck, Alessandro Mendini, Coop Himmelb(l)au, and was completed in 1994…

Scot Whitlock
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Author, ‘Simple Words from the Saddle, Simply More Words from the Saddle & The Way of St James’
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