Are you going to go to Groningen for a weekend and are you looking for nice places to eat, cycle or sleep? Then you're right here. I have collected the best hotspots for Groningen for you. From shop tips to overnight stays!

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# 1 Hotspots in Groningen for lunch

Where can you have lunch in Groningen? Where do they have healthy snacks, what is fun and what is hot in Groningen?

The Concert hall

Popular among the trendy Groningers is the Concerthuis in Groningen. Are you in Groningen on a Sunday? Then try the Brakke Brunch where you can brag unlimited for only € 11. Make sure you are there between 10.30 and 14 hours because the brackish brunch stops at 15 o'clock. What can you eat there? We ate waffles that you can do yourself in the toaster, but also cake, sweets and healthy salads. For each his own!

The concert hall can be found at the Poelestraat 30, near the Grote Markt.

Wadapartja

At Wadapartja (what's different Yes) you can go for a nice lunch and cake. They also have a shop and the interior is even more hip! The owner of Wadapartja is also super friendly. Wadapartja is located close to the station of Groningen at the

→ Muted South Deep 41

Spaak

Spaak is a strange duck in the bite. You can work on your fixie and drink coffee and/or lunch. The former Sir Pete and the Lunchcafe that sat on the other side of Sire Pete are now both in Spaak under the same name at the new location on the old butter Inge Street 66. Plus: The staff is very friendly.

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Anat

On the edge of the northern Anat you will find the place where you can have a healthy lunch in Groningen. Think of vegetable food, cappuccinos with almond milk and delicious fruit juices. In addition, Anat is just outside the Noorderplantsoen, the nicest park in Groningen.

Check out the menu and the website of Anat.

Anat can be found on extended Canal Street 1-a short ten minute walk from the Grote Markt

Other hotspots in Groningen for lunch

  • Greening» East Street 40
  • Anat »Verlengde Grachtstraat 1
  • Opgeweck North» A Street 16
  • Baq» Folkingestraat 19
  • Folk Concept Store» Folkingestraat 17
  • ps! Coffee, Art & Chocolate» Old look at 't Jatstraat 24
  • Newscafe for the bagels with salmon »Waagplein 5
  • Gas stove for something special and personal attention »Kolendrift 11-1 (Ebbingekwartier)
  • At Britta for the home-baked cake» Old look at 't Jatstraat 27
  • Feel Good for the smoothies» Old look at the Jatstraat 29
  • No25 for a nice little cake and a cosy corner» Old look at 't Jatstraat 25 and Rademarkt 9 for lunch, dinner and delicatessen.
  • Bakery Blanche» Bridge Street 28
  • Coffee United» Herestraat 7
  • Pernikkel» Away 2
  • Wadapartja »Gedempte Zuiderdiep 41

#2 Shopping

In Groningen You can shop more and more. From vintage shops and boutiques to the more famous chains. Hours of operation of stores in Groningen are often on:

  • Monday from 13.00-18.00 hrs
  • Tuesday-Friday from 9.30-18.00 hrs,
  • Saturday from 9.30-17.00/18.00 hrs.
  • Thursday evening is the sale evening, most shops only close at 9.00 pm

Reisboeken Shop The Wanderer

Are you fond of traveling? Then you should not skip Reisboeken shop the Wanderer. Here you will find the best travel books and world maps and other travel gadgets. And they also have a nice online shop! You'll find the wanderer at the old look in 't Jatstraat 43-45

Residential Shop Laif and Nuver

Laif and Nuver is really a walhalla for interior lovers. You can find products from HK Living, globes, posters, crates and other nice interiors! Laif and Nuver can be found at the fish Market 40

Laif and Nuver hotspot Groningen

Photo via Laif & Nuver

Garden and interior shop Dill & Chamomile

In almost every large city in the Netherlands there is and dill and chamomile to be found and also in Groningen. Are you looking for stuff to cook, live or eat & drink? Then you must dill & chamomile to the big curve elbow 18 certainly do not skip!

Boardshop and clothing store Caer boardsports

At Caer boardsports you can go for boardsportskleding, long boards, wakeboard gear and winter sports clothing. Looking for a wetsuit from Roxy? Then chances are you'll find it here.

You will find this small shop on the market Place 97.

Other nice shops in Groningen are:

Second-hand

  • Stardust must visit hip vintage» Carolieweg 13
  • My table for used stuff» East Street 56
  • Recession for party stuff, old Levi's and many coats and cowboy boots »Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 54
  • Rusty for industrial items (open on Friday noon and Saturday only)» Small Pepper Street 8a
  • Nelzer has nice vintage clothes and goodies like old turntables and jewellery» Old look at 't Jatstraat 46
  • Under de Linde sells vintage clothing and other second hand goodies» Steenstil Street 15
  • Mama Mini is the Thrift Shop in Groningen with 3 locations» Noorderbinnensingel 100, Helperoostsingel 15-29 & Damsterdiep Diep 307, Helperoostsingel 32 (clothing only)
  • Mona Lisa» Barges Deep 64
  • True for a varied assortment of fashion and home accessories, food and books. All their products are somehow sustainable produced» Fish Market 10
  • Sostrene Grene for Scandinavian goodies» Grote Markt 43-44
  • Kr8stof with unique items being reused» Steentil Street 34
  • Walnut Mix Store for Hppe goodies» Carolieweg 26
  • Koko Toko sells just like true eco items» Zwanestraat 2-1
  • Toy Toy has nostalgic toys and also sells vintage wallpaper or fun gifts for the kids and adults! »Folkingestraat 11

 

#3 hotspots in Groningen for bubbling

The timepiece

The timepiece has become a hotspot among Groningen students in a short time. The timepiece is therefore very strategic: next to the Harmonie building of the university, where you will find, among others, the Faculty of Arts (where I also studied). The timepiece is the place for the pizzas onion The wood-burning oven or to have a nice drink in Groningen they also have a large terrace on a square where you will also find nice pubs like the Odunayo.

The timepiece can be found at the Uurwerkersgang 24.

Tasting Local Malt

A fairly new one under the reception tents in Groningen is tasting local malt. According to themselves, you can drink the most delicious beers here. Ondat We love specialty beer, we are here regularly to find.

# 4 Hotspots Awards for Dinner:

  • Greening» East Street 40
  • Opgeweck North» A Street 16
  • Baq» Folkingestraat 19
  • Folk Concept Store» Folkingestraat 17
  • ps! Coffee, Art & Chocolate» Old look at 't Jatstraat 24
  • At Britta for the home-baked cake» Old look at 't Jatstraat 27
  • Feel Good for the smoothies» Old look at the Jatstraat 29
  • No25 for a nice little cake and a cosy corner» Old look at 't Jatstraat 25 and Rademarkt 9 for lunch, dinner and delicatessen.
  • Bakery Blanche» Bridge Street 28
  • Coffee United» Herestraat 7
  • Pernikkel» Away 2

#5 new Hotspots in Groningen (2018)

  • Food Matterz Café → Oude Ebbingestraat 86
  • Work for dinner, drinks and snacks in Groningen → Oosterstraat 13
  • FLFL (stands for Falafel) → Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 44
  • Chang Thai bistro is Groningen's newest Thai restaurant on Damsterplein → Damsterplein 2- 1
  • El Santo is the newest addition for Groningers in the field of Mexican food → Oosterstraat 30
  • Burgers & Hotdogs, then you are at Loeks → Aweg 12
  • Tapas and Sangria? Then go to Bodega y Tapas → Damsterdiep 20

#6 things to do in Groningen

Visit the Courtyards

In fact, Groningen has 32 old guest houses in the city centre alone. These authentic courtyards can be visited on foot. The five hidden guest houses are worthwhile:

  1. The Sint Anthony guesthouse
  2. The Pepergast house
  3. Red or civil orphanage
  4. Baptist guest house
  5. Pieternella guest house

Furthermore, fun to do:

  • Climb the Martini Tower
  • Visit the Groninger Museum
  • Visit the Comic strip museum
  • Go climbing at sports Centre Kardinge
  • Take a bike ride through nature reserve Kardinge

# 7 Overnight in Groningen

Are you looking for not too expensive places to stay in Groningen? Then read our budget hotels for Groningen!