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Groningen: City Canal Cruise

1. Groningen: City Canal Cruise

Discover the canals of Groningen in an hour with Rondvaartbedrijf Kool, a family business which has provided canal tours for more than 50 years. Float past the tall steeple on the Martinitoren and other old buildings. Buy some snacks, beer, or prosecco to enjoy throughout the cruise. Come to the meeting point, then jump aboard the boat to begin exploring the canal. Marvel at the many beautiful towers, bridges, and buildings which you will see along the historic canals. Sit back and relax to see the wonders of medieval and modern architecture along the way. Let the friendly staff take care of you and purchase a drink or snack. Choose from a variety of coffees, teas, sodas, Heineken or Belgian beers, wine, or prosecco to buy aboard the boat. Then, sip on your drink and take in the churches and scenery that you will see during the cruise. Encounter the well-known Martinitoren, a famous tall church steeple. Then, sail past the Groniger Museum, which displays modern and contemporary art. Also, look at the Tasman Tower. Finally, finish up your tour at the starting point and get off the boat.

Groningen: Open Boat City Canal Cruise

2. Groningen: Open Boat City Canal Cruise

Join the most entertaining open-air canal cruise of Groningen. Where personal contact and authentic stories about Groningen are held in high esteem. Enjoy the Groningen canals, interesting information and unlimited beverages for one hour long. We navigate along the Old Museum (Westerhaven), warehouses Hoge and Lage der A, AA-church, Hoek van Ameland, Noorderhaven, the Prinsenhof, the Stadsschouwburg and of course the famous Martinitoren Our experienced and enthusiastic skippers will tell you all about the history, architecture and culture of the city while you enjoy the view.

Groningen: Climb the Martinitower

3. Groningen: Climb the Martinitower

In the last 500 years, the Martinitower tower has endured fire and lightning, and has nearly collapsed. Wars have been won and lost on its steps, but the tower has stood firm and, at 97 metres, it is still the highest building in the city. Climb the tower to experience some tangible history and a stunning view. Over 250 steps Because there is no lift, climbing the d’Olle Grieze – Old Grey One – involves some unremitting labour. Most visitors take about an hour for their visit. But rest assured that your work-out will be handsomely rewarded. After every so many steps, take in the Martinikerk church vaults, centuries-old ornaments, heavy bells or giant flagpoles. On the first gallery, step outside to walk around the tower at a height of 39 metres. And on this gallery you can also find a small cinema where you can watch a short movie about the history of Groningen through the eyes of the tower, High above the city A considerable number of steps higher will take you to the bell tower. After the narrow and somewhat damp passages, you may experience a feeling of space. This is where you can hear gulls above and people at the market while you stand between the clock dials. After enjoying the beautiful view of the city and environs the time has come to go back down. Any sore muscles the following day will be well worth the effort.

Groningen: Walking Tour with Local Guide

4. Groningen: Walking Tour with Local Guide

During your 1.5 hour walking tour (max. 25 guests per group) you will see, feel, smell, hear about the history, present and future of the city of Groningen. With your guide you will explore the historical city-centre. The 1000-years old metropolis of the North of the Netherlands will embrace you. Be amazed by this vibrant student town. See Renaissance combined with modern architecture. Look around and enjoy the green squares, the tower, the people, the stories you will be told. You will make unforgettable memories during your visit! The tour starts at the brand new Forum Groningen where you will learn all about technical innovations, modern culture and actuality. Your guide will take you on a walk and to see the New Market Square and de Martini-toren. Continuing your tour you will see so much more, like the office of the Commisionar of the King, the Palace of the 17th and 18th century Regents, the City-Hall situated on the Grote Marktsquare, the Gold-office and the Academic Building. Enjoy the beautiful yellow tower of the A-church and step back 800 years when you are exploring the oldest harbour of Groningen. Of course, you can not miss the old Folkingestraat with it's Jewish history and (not part of the tour on Sundays) the impressive Pepergasthuis, the shelter place for pilgrims who came to worship until the end of the 16th century, the relic of Saint John the Baptist. At the end of the tour, ending at the Forum Groningen again, use the electric stair-cases to discover the 45m. high platform yourself. The view is breath-taking. When you have seen this all, and don't worry because this all can be seen in a 1.5km walk, you will always remember your visit to this warm, welcoming, lovely place with its 235.000 inhabitants, including the 70.000 students. We look forward to welcome you.

Groningen: Highlights Tour beer tasting - on the lake

5. Groningen: Highlights Tour beer tasting - on the lake

Climb aboard this spectacular boat on the Paterswoldsemeer Lake in Groningen and you'll be transported into a magical marine world. A floating terrace where you can enjoy endless vistas, the water, the beautiful environment and good company. The jovial captain and sailor will welcome you onboard with a drink. You'll sail along a breathtaking route on your own private terrace while savouring the beer tasting. A truly relaxing trip from beginning to end. During the trip, an employee of our (local) partner will tell the story about the beers and the company. The beer tasting is ideal for a company outing, birthday, bachelor party, team building, brainstorming session or simply just for fun. The terrace even has a roof that can be closed in case of rain. So sailing on this lake will always leave you feeling great! The terrace has room for 6-18 people. Who will you take with you?

Pieterburen: Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre Ticket

6. Pieterburen: Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre Ticket

Sealcentre Pieterburen is the place where you can see the care of the seals and their habitat, the Wadden Sea. Every day, a team of seal nurses, vets and volunteers from all over the world look after these animals. They are sick, wounded, disturbed by humans or entangled in plastics. With your visit, you support our work. A healthy seal can’t live without a healthy sea. That is why we let you see beyond the individual animal. In our centre, researchers are studying the connection between animal, sea and ourselves. So that we continue to improve not only our centre, but also ourselves. And you can play a part in that, too. You will get a unique look at the sealcare during your visit. Walk around and learn all about how seals are taken in, cared for and released again. Besides our colleagues from the visitor centre, you will also meet seal guards, seal nurses, vets and, of course, volunteers from all over the world. Ask your questions directly to them. They would love to answer them.

Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide in Groningen

7. Self-Guided City Walking Tour with Audio Guide in Groningen

Explore the beautiful city center of Groningen at your own pace. This self-guided audio tour will take you to all the well-known spots and undiscovered gems of Groningen. The audio guide will tell you all the historical and current ins and outs of each place. Groningen is the city of vast polders, the Martinitoren, narrow streets and a bustling student life. Although the word "city" is used, Groningen never received city rights, did you know that? However, according to the modern definition, we may just call Groningen a city. Experience Groningen at its best through this self-guided city audio tour. You will get to know impressive sights, such as the Forum, the Martinitoren, the Grote Markt, the Groninger Museum, but also hidden courtyards and narrow streets. Are you already impressed by seeing the Dronkemanstoren? Discover Groningen by foot and be surprised by this impressive city with this self-guided audio tour.

Groningen: Private custom tour with a local guide

8. Groningen: Private custom tour with a local guide

Groningen can sometimes feel inaccessible to foreign visitors. Take the mystery out of your visit by exploring with a local on a private, customized tour. Your guide contacts you beforehand to get a feel for your interests and tastes to ensure that you only visit the places you are interested in. As you explore the city, your guide shares insights into local life forming a clearer picture of Groningen's culture. - Private tour for just you and your group - Your guide customizes your tour to your interests and personality - Get a deeper insight into Groningen life than possible alone - See Groningen through the eyes of a local and discover its hidden gems Choose from 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8-hour tour options.

"Crazytopia" Groningen : outdoor escape game

9. "Crazytopia" Groningen : outdoor escape game

🎪 Welcome to CRAZYTOPIA 🤪 Dive deep into a whimsical world where the bizarre is ordinary and where nothing make sense… or maybe it does? Encounter quirky characters along your journey, crack mind-bending riddles, and rely on the city itself (and your pals) to guide you out. In this zany escape game, the line between absurdity and logic blurs—will your wits see you through? YOUR AVENTURE STARTS NOW! 🎭 A fun city tour with an offbeat scenario 🧠 Solve riddles along the way to crack the case 👀 Find the clues that are hidden on the monuments around you 💎 Explore the must-see places & discover some hidden gems ⌚ Play at your own rhythm: start and pause whenever you want 💬 The Coddy team is available for you 7/7 via live chat (9AM-8PM)

Amsterdam: Unlimited EU Internet with eSIM Mobile Data

10. Amsterdam: Unlimited EU Internet with eSIM Mobile Data

Enjoy your unlimited data plan with eSIM access to the web throughout the Amsterdam, Netherlands and Europe. Avoid expensive data roaming charges or connecting to unsecured public internet points. Save yourself the time and hassle of looking for free Wi-Fi every time you need an internet connection. Benefit from a service where you won’t have to change your sim card or buy a new one during your vacation. Enjoy the peace of mind of an unlimited package at truly 4G and 5G speed which is secure and works everywhere in the Europe. Keep in touch with family and friends back home with no speed limitations at any level of data usage. Watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more. The following devices support the eSIM product: Apple iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Max iPhone 12 Max Pro iPhone 13 mini iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max iPhone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR iPhone SE (2020) iPad Air (3rd Generation) iPad Pro (3rd Generation) iPad Mini (5th Generation) Samsung Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Samsung Note 20+ Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Google devices that support eSIM Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL Google Pixel 4A 5G Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL Google Pixel 5 Google Pixel 5a Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Motorola Motorola Razr 2019 Huawei Huawei P40 Huawei P40 Pro Huawei P50 Pro Huawei Mate 40 Pro

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