18 Sights in Groningen, Netherlands (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Groningen, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 18 sights are available in Groningen, Netherlands.

Sightseeing Tours in Groningen

1. De Jonge Held

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De Jonge Held is the Poldermolen of the former Water Board De Jonge Held on Friesestraatweg 436 northwest of the Dutch city of Groningen. The mill forms part of the hamlet of sleeper silence that falls under Leekerk within the municipality of Groningen. The mill forms, in combination with the adjacent miller's house, a characteristic statue when one drives on the side of Aduard towards the city of Groningen. De Molen was owned by the Westerkwartier Molenstichting for many years, the current owner is the Groninger Poldermolens Foundation.

Wikipedia: De Jonge Held (molen) (NL)

2. Xy

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Xy is a sculpture by Martin Borchert and is located on the grounds of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the city of Groningen and is owned by the University of Groningen (UG). The artwork is made of galvanized steel, which was then coated (again) – creating a kind of flowers in the zinc work – and then varnished. Martin Borchert's work is part of the art project Knowledge Years 1994-2014. It is located at the corner of Antonius Deusinglaan and Oostersingel in a lawn next to the Faculty of Medical Sciences building.

Wikipedia: Xy (NL), Website

3. Academy Building

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The Academy Building opposite the University Library on the Broerstraat in the city of Groningen, built in 1909, was built in the Northern Netherlands neo-Renaissance style. It is the main building of the University of Groningen. Because of its cultural-historical and architectural-historical value, it is important. It is also significant for the history of university education in Groningen and because of the quality of the spatial articulation, the ornamentation and the cohesion between exterior and interior.

Wikipedia: Academiegebouw (Groningen) (NL), Website

4. Kandelaarskerk

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The Kandelaarkerk is a former church on Hamburgerstraat in the Dutch city of Groningen. The building was commissioned by the Reformed Churches and was a design by the architects Pit van Loo and Sikke van der Mei. The liberated left in 1999 for the Oosterkerk. After the building was used for a short time by an Antillean denomination, it was sold in 2000. It has since been used as a daycare center. The building is a municipal monument.

Wikipedia: Kandelaarskerk (NL)

5. Synagoge

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The synagogue is a Jewish building built in 1906 on the Folkingestraat 60 in the Dutch city of Groningen. She was in use from 1906 to 1942 and has been dedicated to worship since 1981. The prayer area was reduced and there was a museum part. In 2021, a permanent exhibition opened in the synagogue in which visitors can learn about Jewish culture and religion and the history of the Jewish communities in town and province of Groningen.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Groningen) (NL), Website

6. Provinciehuis

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The provincial government of Groningen is the administrative center of the province of Groningen. The building complex is on the east side of the Martinikerkhof in the heart of the city of Groningen. The front building on the Martinikerkhof dates from the beginning of the twentieth century, the rear, containing the Statenzaal, is the former Latin Sint Maartensschool of Groningen and dates from the Late Middle Ages.

Wikipedia: Provinciehuis (Groningen) (NL)

7. Nieuwe Kerk

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The Nieuwe Kerk, also known as Noorderkerk in the 18th century, is a Protestant church in the city of Groningen, located on the Nieuwe Kerkhof in the Hortus neighbourhood. The name "new" church is a reference to the "old" St. Walburg's Church. Originally, the cemetery was called the New St. Walburg Cemetery. The church stands on the northernmost hill of the Hondsrug; the Nordes or Tie (Thye).

Wikipedia: Nieuwe Kerk (Groningen) (NL), Website

8. Prinsenhof

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Prinsenhof Original uploader was Fnorp at nl.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Prinsenhof is a building on the Martinikerkhof in the Dutch city of Groningen. The building consists of four wings, three of which are located within the associated walled Prinsentuin behind it. The oldest part is the former church of the Brothers of the Common Life from 1487. On the east side of the entrance is the Gardepoort, which is connected to the complex.

Wikipedia: Prinsenhof (Groningen) (NL)

9. Helperlinie

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The Helper Line or Linie van Helpman was a line of defense south of Kempkensberg, which is located under the city of Groningen. From that height, the artillery of Bernhard von Galen, the bishop of Münster, had bombed the reinforced city in 1672. The line consisted of a series of bastions, redoutes and strongholds with a 'dry' canal and a 'wet' horizont.

Wikipedia: Helperlinie (NL)

10. Sint Martinusgasthuis

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Sint Martinusgasthuis Anton Rengers Original uploader was Lampje at nl.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 2.5

The St Martinusgasthuis is a court and former hostel in the city of Groningen, which is designated as a municipal monument. The hostel is located in the Grote Lilystraat in the Hortusbuurt, the street with most courts and host homes of the city of Groningen.

Wikipedia: Sint Martinusgasthuis (NL)

11. Prinsentuin

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Prinsentuin The original uploader was Fruggo at Dutch Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Prinsentuin or, Prinsenhoftuin is a garden built in renaissance style that is located in Groningen, behind the Prinsenhof. This Garden consists of a rose garden, a herb garden, a part with berceaus and a sundial on the wall above the entrance.

Wikipedia: Prinsentuin (Groningen) (EN)

12. Grand Theatre

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Grand Theater is a flat floor theater on the Grote Markt in the city of Groningen. It was originally built as a cinema. After a period of vacancy, it was cracked in the night of 30 to 31 May 1980. Since then, the building serves as a theater.

Wikipedia: Grand Theatre (Groningen) (NL)

13. Typografengasthuis

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The Typographengasthuis is a courtyard on the Petrus Campersingel in the city of Groningen. It was built in 1903 by order of the Groninger Boeksperkers College and was intended as an opportunity to invest the capital of the foundation.

Wikipedia: Typografengasthuis (NL)

14. Goudkantoor

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The Goudkantoor is a building built in 1635 and located on Waagstraat near the Grote Markt in Groningen, Netherlands. Originally it was built as an office for the receiver of the province of Groningen when it was called Collectehuis.

Wikipedia: Goudkantoor (EN)

15. Martinikerk

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The Martinikerk is the oldest church in Groningen, Netherlands. The church and its associated tower are named after Saint Martin of Tours (316–397), the patron saint of the Bishopric of Utrecht to which Groningen belonged.

Wikipedia: Martinikerk (Groningen) (EN), Website

16. Groenestein

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The Groenestein House is an estate in the Helpman district, in the south of the city of Groningen. It was built in 1685 by Lucas Alting, a well-to-do townsman. It was considerably enlarged in 1871, losing its original shape.

Wikipedia: Huis Groenestein (NL)

17. Pieternellagasthuis

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Pieternellagasthuis Anton Rengers / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Pieternellagasthuis is a guesthouse and hofje in the city of Groningen. The Gasthuis is located in the Grote Leliestraat in the Hortusbuurt, a neighborhood in Groningen where numerous other guest houses are also located.

Wikipedia: Pieternellagasthuis (NL)

18. Praedinius Gymnasium

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Praedinius Gymnasium is a gymnasium in Groningen, the Netherlands. It dates back to the fourteenth century and is the larger of two non-comprehensive gymnasia in Groningen, the other being Willem Lodewijk Gymnasium.

Wikipedia: Praedinius Gymnasium (EN), Website


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