The city of Groningen, with its 175.000 inhabitants is one of the larger cities in the Netherlands. With regard to trade, industry and culture, Groningen is the most prominent city in the northern part of our country. The many traditional and cultural aspects of the 950 year old city find their origin in the fact that Groningen has been a university town for over 400 years.
Beautiful beaches, historic towns and villages, exciting museums and cozy restaurants. Just a few of the amenities the Northern Province of Groningen has to offer you. There are canals and lakes throughout the province, as well as miles of walking and cycling paths, flowering bulb fields in the spring and traditional windmills that decorate the picturesque countryside.