Flights to Groningen

Flights to Groningen

Groningen is a lovely city situated in the north of the Netherlands. It’s a city with a turbulent history, which can be explored when walking through the historic city centre. Historic warehouses, courts and office buildings all form part of the city. Groningen, though, is also brimming with modern touches.

Groningen is the ‘youngest’ city in the Netherlands, with an average age of 36 years. The city is also home to 55,000 students; therefore, it can be said that Groningen is a genuine student city. And it’s also a really happy city; the Guardian newspaper awarded it the title of ‘happiest city in Europe’. 

Art and architecture

Do you love architecture? Groningen is packed with both old and modern architecture. In the city centre, you are surrounded by beautiful old houses, offices and warehouses. Groningen is also home to the most beautiful railway station in Europe – a must see! Between the old architecture, you will find stunning modern architecture like the Gasunie Building, the public library and Groningen Museum. Groningen Museum is also a place to discover some excellent art.


Lovers of shopping get ready – from big department stores to small boutiques, Groningen has it all. Visit the famous Herestraat shopping street, where you will find all the major clothing brands. More into small boutiques? Walk through the cultural Folkingestraat to find some lovely boutiques. The city centre of Groningen has even been voted the best city centre in the Netherlands!

Bars & Restaurants

Groningers love sociability – that’s why there are many bars, cafes and restaurants in the city. And the fact that they don’t have a closing time makes Groningen the perfect city for long, long nights.
Groningen has a great array of restaurants. Experience typical Dutch cuisine in one of many restaurants. Or maybe you prefer Asian or Italian cuisine? Everything’s possible in Groningen. Late night dinner? Try the various bars in the city centre that even serve food after midnight.


Take a break from the city life and discover the beautiful surroundings. Visit the Wadden Sea, where you will come face-to-face with seals. Or hire a boat on the Frisian lakes and discover the diverse nature of Northern Netherlands. Prefer to stay on solid ground? Hiking in the forests of the province of Drenthe is a beautiful experience with beautiful scenery and diverse landscapes.

How to reach the city

Groningen is situated just 15 kilometres from Groningen Airport Eelde. From the airport, you can catch the bus, which will bring you to Groningen city centre. The bus departs every 30 minutes and takes around 45 minutes. You can also take a taxi, which will bring you from the airport to the city centre in about 15 minutes . Both can be found right in front of the main terminal.