Get around


The easiest way to get around is on foot. The city is very com­pact and walkable. From the central station it’s a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Grote Markt.


If you want to go further away, then take a bike. Within no time you can reach everywhere in the city. Both the city and the surrounding area have a wide network of bike paths.

Public transport

Central Station Central Station

Don’t feel like cycling? Take public transportation (‘Openbaar Vervoer’/OV). Groningen has three stations: Hoofdstation (Cen­tral Station), Groningen Noord, and Europapark. As a tourist you can purchase a disposable chip card. Remember to check-in and check-out when entering or exiting the train or bus. You can plan your journey through Purchase a chipcart at a supermarket, central station (vending machine) or bookshop.

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Bourtange Bourtange

Want to take a day trip but still stay close to Groningen? Take the boat to the Island of Schiermonnikoog or visit a fortress in Bourtange to experience the Middle Ages. More tips can be found here:

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