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Tourist information

Discover the vibrant city of Groningen! Our tourist information page provides an overview of the best activities and attractions in and around Groningen, so you can get the most out of your stay at Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk. Groningen is a city perfect for a city break, with a range of sights, stores, restaurants and nightlife. You can also enjoy walking or cycling in the natural surroundings. Discover this versatile city and enjoy all it has to offer!

Bustling Groningen

Things to do in Groningen

Groningen is a vibrant city with a rich history and many students. You will find beautiful canals, green parks and striking buildings. With many stores, restaurants and fun places to go out, there is always something to do in Groningen!

From Hotel Groningen-Hoogkerk you can easily explore the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe by bike and on foot. But there are also several bicycle routes to the city of Groningen. Think of the nature reserve the Onlanden, or the beautiful Peizermade.

Discover Groningen from the water! A boat tour of Groningen takes you past such places as the Old Museum at Westerhaven, the AA Church or the City Theatre. And as a guest in our hotel you can book a city tour at a reduced rate with Rondvaartbedrijf Kool. Ask at the reception for the possibilities!

Discover the nature around the hotel and the various possibilities for outdoor activities. For example, go exploring in the Onlanden, walk along the Peizerdiep and Peizermaden or do a round of Stadspark!

Groninger museum

Cultural activities

The Groninger Museum is a striking building with unique architecture, located in the heart of Groningen. The museum offers a diverse collection of modern and contemporary art, as well as exhibitions of historical and local works of art. With its innovative exhibits and interactive displays, it is an inspiring destination for art lovers of all ages.

Natural Drenthe


Drenthe, a province steeped in natural beauty and tranquility, is a paradise for cyclists and hikers. With vast forests, moors and plenty of activities, this region offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful scenery and outdoors, and all within a short distance of hotel Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk!

Day at Schiermonnikoog

Enjoying a breath of fresh air

Experience the island feeling during an unforgettable day trip to Schiermonnikoog from Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk! Escape the daily hustle and bustle and discover the natural splendor of one of the most beautiful Wadden Islands in the Netherlands.

Always wanted to visit the German island of Borkum? Enjoy the beautiful Promenade, the seal banks or the water tower on the cozy German island and make it an unforgettable day with your loved one, family or group of friends! The island of Borkum is something different from the Dutch Wadden Islands.

Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk is conveniently located with easy access to the city center and the main shopping areas. Groningen is a dynamic city with a wide range of stores, from trendy boutiques to large department stores and cozy markets.

Picturesque Reitdiep

Reitdiep Groningen

When staying at Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk, a visit to the picturesque Reitdiep cannot be missed. You will be greeted by a palette of brightly colored houses adorning the banks of the harbor.

The Pieterburen Seal Centre is an iconic destination that attracts thousands of visitors every year. This rehabilitation centre for seals, founded by Lenie 't Hart, plays a crucial role in the reception and care of sick and injured seals.

Are you looking for a fun night out? Then you have come to the right place in the city center of Groningen. Groningen is also known as the student city where it is possible to have a dance every day of the week and is rich in different cafes, pubs and clubs.

Visit the Martinitoren

The Martinitoren

When in Groningen, a visit to the city centre is not complete without climbing the Martinitoren. Also known as the d'Olle Grieze, this magnificent tower is 97 metres high and hereby the tallest building in the city. Climb the Martinitoren and enjoy a magnificent view of the city from the top.

Museum of stories


If you are staying at Van der Valk Groningen-Hoogkerk, a visit to Storyworld is an absolute must! Located in the Forum Groningen, Storyworld offers an in-depth dive into the world of comics, animation and games.