Groningen: A Winning alternative to Amsterdam

Monday, April 22, 2019

My hometown is mentioned on CNN travel as one of the 17 places to visit in a modern-day Grand Tour of Europe.

“Young and hip, Groningen is a winning alternative to Amsterdam. The canals and classic Dutch buildings are all in evidence, but without the bustling hordes of tourists. The bike is king here, with the majority of journeys taken on two wheels.

The routes are flat and easy, so hire one and head off for an explore. Clamber to the top of the Martini Tower, take a stroll around the Noorderplantsoen park and grab brunch at achingly cool Bakkerij Blanche.”

Lage en Hoder der Aa

There are many more nice things to do in and around town and I’m feeling proud of “my town” and the fact that CNN travel chooses Groningen above Amsterdam in this Grand Tour of Europe.