Things to do in Groningen

Discover the vibrant city of Groningen! Whether you are a culture lover, nature fanatic or sports enthusiast, Groningen has something for everyone. Explore exhibitions in the striking Groninger Museum, walk or cycle through the Onlanden, enjoy good food in cosy restaurants or discover unique events and festivals. Our tourist information page provides an overview of the best activities and attractions in Groningen, so you can make the most of your stay.


The iconic Martini Tower towers high above the city and offers breathtaking views for those who take up the challenge of the climb. Not far from this tower is the Groninger Museum. This unique building is a home for modern and contemporary art, where each exhibition leaves you wondering anew. The museum tells stories without words, in a language that everyone can understand and appreciate.


For a moment of peace and nature you can always go to the Noorderplantsoen, a green oasis in the middle of the city. For adventurous hikers, the Pieterpad is nearby, a path that takes you through the picturesque landscapes around Groningen. And near Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk you can find the nature reserve De Onlanden. Enough to see and experience for nature lovers!

Shopping in Groningen

Shopping lovers can indulge themselves in the charming Folkingestraat, voted the best shopping street in the Netherlands. Here you will find unique boutiques and cozy cafes, perfect for an afternoon strolling. For a more extensive shopping experience, the Grote Markt and Herestraat are the ideal places, with a wide range of well-known brands and larger chain stores.

Van der Valk in Groningen

Enthusiastic about the many activities there are to do in Groningen and looking for a Van der Valk hotel in Groningen? Then you have come to the right place. After a day of exploring the city, you can relax here in spacious rooms and enjoy an excellent dinner in the restaurant. With facilities such as a gym and free parking, Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk ensures that your stay is memorable and carefree.