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

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

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1. 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 (RUG). The artwork is made of galvanized steel, which is then (again) coated – creating a kind of flowers in the zinc work – and then lacquered. Martin Borchert's work is part of the art project Kennisjaren 1994-2014. It stands at the corner of Antonius Deusinglaan and Oostersingel in a lawn next to the building of the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Wikipedia: Xy (NL)

2. Academy Building

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The Academy Building opposite the University Library on the Broerstraat in the city of Groningen from 1909 was built in northern Dutch 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. Furthermore, it is important for the history of academic education in Groningen and because of the quality of the spatial articulation, the ornamentation and the connection between exterior and interior.

Wikipedia: Academiegebouw (Groningen) (NL)

3. Synagoge

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The synagogue is a Jewish building realized in 1906 at Folkingestraat 60 in the Dutch city of Groningen. It was in use from 1906 to 1942 and has been dedicated to worship again since 1981. However, the prayer room has been reduced in size and thus space has been created for a museum part. In 2021, a permanent exhibition was opened in the synagogue in which visitors can learn about the Jewish culture and religion and the history of the Jewish communities in the city and province of Groningen.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Groningen) (NL)

4. Kandelaarskerk

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

Wikipedia: Kandelaarskerk (NL)

5. Nieuwe Kerk

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The Nieuwe Kerk, also called Noorderkerk in the 18th century, is a Protestant church in the city of Groningen, located on the Nieuwe Kerkhof in the Hortusbuurt. The name "new" church is a reference to the "old" Sint-Walburg church. Originally, the cemetery was called the Nieuwe Sint-Walburgkerkhof. The church stands on the northernmost hill of the Hondsrug; the Noordes or Tie (Thye).

Wikipedia: Nieuwe Kerk (Groningen) (NL)

6. Helperlinie

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The Helper Line or Line of Helpman was a defensive line south of the Kempkensberg under the city of Groningen. From that height, the artillery of Bernhard von Galen, bishop of Münster, had bombed the fortified city in 1672. The line consisted of a series of bastions, redoubts and strongholds with a 'dry' moat and a 'wet' horizon in front of it.

Wikipedia: Helperlinie (NL)

7. Provinciehuis

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The county center of land is the administrative center of land. The building is located on the east side of Maldinikhov, on the ground of the city center. martinikerkhof's former building dates back to the early 20th century, behind which is the National Hall, a former Latin church, and a rural school dating back to the late Middle Ages.

Wikipedia: Provinciehuis (Groningen) (NL)

8. Prinsenhof

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

The Prince Court is a building in martinikerkhof on Dutch urban land. The building consists of four wings, three of which are located in the walled Prince Garden behind it. The oldest part is the church of brothers living together in 1487. On the east side of the entrance is the garage door connected with complex.

Wikipedia: Prinsenhof (Groningen) (NL)

9. the boy pretending to be a giant

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The boy pretending to be a giant is a statue of Herman Lamers and stands on the grounds of the UMCG Proton Therapy Center in the city of Groningen. By stacking and gluing 450 glass plates of 10 mm, a transparent image of a boy has been created. The artwork weighs about 15,000 kilograms.

Wikipedia: Het jongetje dat zich als reus voordoet (NL)

10. Sint Martinusgasthuis

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

sint Martinus Hosthuis is a courthouse and former town hall that sits on the ground floor of the city and is designated as a municipal monument. The hotel is located in Grand Lily Street in Hortus District, which is the most distinctive court and hotel in the city.

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. Typografengasthuis

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

Wikipedia: Typografengasthuis (NL)

13. 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)

14. Groenestein

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The Huis Groenestein is an estate in the Helpman district, in the south of the city of Groningen. It was built in 1685 by Lucas Alting, a wealthy townsman. It was significantly expanded in 1871, with its original form being lost.

Wikipedia: Huis Groenestein (NL)

15. Pieternellagasthuis

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Pieternellagasthuis Anton Rengers / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Pieternellagasthuis is a guesthouse and courtyard in the city of Groningen. The guesthouse is located in the Grote Leliestraat in the Hortusbuurt, a district in Groningen where numerous other guesthouses are also located.

Wikipedia: Pieternellagasthuis (NL)

16. 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)

17. 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)

18. Hoofdstation

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Groningen station, locally known as the main station, is the most important railway station in the city of Groningen. It is located on the south side of the city center, just over the connecting channel.

Wikipedia: Station Groningen (hoofdstation) (NL)

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