History steps in Groningen

History Quest

Groningen 1 day 6 stops 3.7 hours All Season 310


The walking route in the city centre of Groningen highlights the most important architectural sites that told the story of the city for local population, as well as for international tourists. Groningen is the capital of the province with the same name, located in the north of The Netherlands. The city of Groningen is nationally known as the "Metropolis of the North”, being regarded as the main urban centre of the Northern part of the country, particularly in the fields of education, business, music and art. Groningen is also known as the "World Cycling City", around 57% of its residents using a bicycle for regular commute within the city. The oldest document referring to Groningen's existence dates from 1040, therefore the city is more than 980 years old. Groningen was in turn the regional power of the north of the Netherlands, a semi-independent city-state and member of the German Hanseatic League. Nowadays, Groningen is the most important international university centre from the north of the country, with about a quarter of its population consisting of international students.

       Don’t miss the chance to climb the 260 steps of Martinitoren and enjoy the view over the city and its surrounding from 96.8 metres.

#Famous buildings


St. Jozef Cathedral

Martini Tower

City Hall Groningen

University of Groningen

Aa Church

Groninger Museum

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