In Groningen you can shop seven days per week. From Tuesday till Friday most stores are opened from 10 AM until 6 PM. On Saturday you can shop until 5 PM. On Monday mornings, most shops in the city centre are closed until 1 PM (this does not apply to all companies). On weekdays, most shops are open until 6 PM.
Shop every day, including Sundays
No commitments and the world at your feet – that’s the Sunday feeling at its best. In other words, the ideal starting point for a day off. Want to go to a film, the theatre or a museum? Anything’s possible. How about having a drink or deciding on the spur of the moment to eat out, or just having fun shopping. If only we could do that every day of the week! Did you know that in Groningen the shops are now open on Sundays too? So you can do exactly what you want to do on your day off. Do something different every day; have fun every day.
Late night shopping
Groningen shops have late night shopping on Thursday evenings when many shops are open until 9 pm.
Spots by locals
Stardust (Carolieweg 13)
The best hipster shop in Groningen where you can score vintage, remade, and new clothes and accessories.
Market on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Shopping at this market is fun and cozy, especially as the market in Groningen has been chosen as the best in the Netherlands. You’ll find everything from the Groninger metworst to a potato stall with more than 10 different potato varieties. Tue, Wed & Sat: 9:00 - 17:00
Laif and Nuver (Vismarkt 40)
This furniture shop has found the perfect balance of modern and traditional and has accessories like nice journals, notebooks and CDs to fill your cabinets.
Le Souk (Folkingestraat 21)
This miniature North African market is a hit in Groningen and is known for its large assortment of herbs, fresh vegetables, delicious olives, dolmas and other Mediterranean tapas.
FOLK Concept Store (Folkingestraat 17)
This is the perfect place to score original birthday presents. The owner of this shop is an artist and sells his own creations alongside other products from Groningen.
Ariola Delicatessen (Folkingestraat 54)
The deli sells delicious fresh pasta, sandwiches and snacks and has been repeatedly voted the best shop in the Netherlands! Treat yourself to a delicious take-away lunch.
De Stadsakker (Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 38)
This shop offers weekly, bi-weekly and monthly fresh vegetable package available for pick-up. Awesome! Because it’s locally sourced, the supply can be wide-ranging or limited. It depends on the harvest.
Zwanestraat & Kromme Elleboog
The Zwanestraat is a pleasant shopping street with unique shops. Cross the Guldenstraat to the Kromme Elleboog where Bonbon Studio Luca and Leuk & Lekker are located. It’s a nice addition to what’s found on the Zwanestraat.
Droppie (Astraat 7)
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this is the place to be. This nostalgic old Dutch store has more than 300 kinds of candy. €1.50 per 100g of liquorice. Mon: 13:00 - 18:00. Tue to Fri: 10:00 - 18:00. Sat: 10:00 - 17:00. Sun: 12:00 - 17:00.