The name says it all; Cappucino and vino. Coffee, wine and bites in a jazz-like atmosphere. Settle down for a perfectly made cup of coffee or a nice glass of wine. There is also a cocktail menu, the hit being their signature drink, the Espresso Martini. Take a seat on the beautiful roof terrace with a view of the Grote Markt.


Forum Groningen

Right in the middle of the city you will find the spectacular Forum Groningen building. Forum is enormously diverse, and you will find various exhibitions, movies, events, talk shows, a library, multiple hospitality facilities, and much more! A true place of happiness for the curious ones out there! In addition, Forum even has a rooftop cinema and a rooftop terrace with an incredible view over the city. 

De Prinsentuin

De Prinsentuin

De Prinsentuin (Prince Garden) is a beautiful walled renaissance garden with a own tea shop. It is also the venue for the annual poetry festival. Especially when the weather is nice, really recommended.

Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum
12 MIN

Northern Nautical Museum

Two historic fifteenth-century buildings at the Brugstraat, the Gothic house and the Canter house, together form the wonderful décor of the collection of the Northern Nautical Museum. The history of the shipbuilding industry and shipping from the Middle Ages in the northern part of the Netherlands until today are on display here, and there are various exhibitions with separate themes from nautical history.

10 MIN

Groninger Museum

Your stay in Groningen isn’t complete without a visit to the Groninger Museum! Besides the impressive and diverse exhibitions, the building itself which is designed by Alessandro Mendini, due to its architecture, is a true sight as well! 


Martini Tower

The Martinitoren, or Martini tower, is a Gothic church and is with its 96.8 metres height the highest tower in Groningen. Visitors can climb the towers’ steps to the top. During your climb you will come by the chimes in the bell attic. From the top you have a panoramic view over the entire city. Definitely a fun activity for during your visit to Groningen!

Tips from the Groningen team

Bart about his favourite spots in Groningen

Hidden gem

Pepergasthuis courtyard

The many courtyards are one of the things Groningen is really known for. There are multiple walking routes throughout the city which will lead you past all the courtyards. One of the most beautiful and oldest in the city is the Pepergasthuis courtyard, that has been there since 1405. Fun fact: the Pepergasthuis is right across the street from City Hotel Groningen. 

18 MIN


In the centre of Groningen, you can find the Noorderplantsoen. In the past the place was a sand ridge, later it became a city wall, then it was transformed into a fancy garden, before it became the nowadays buzzing place where people of all ages come together. During the nicer days out, the Noorderplantsoen is the place for students to enjoy the sun and get some fresh air. 

Brouwerij Proeflokaal Martinus

Brewery Martinus

Local brewery Martinus wants to put the city Groningen on the 'beer map' of the Netherlands. During tours including a tasting session, ending at the roof top with view on the Martini Tower, you can really experience the brewing process from up close and enjoy the architecture of the building.

The shop is open daily. The brewery, café and restaurant from Thursday to Sunday.

11 MIN

Fish market Groningen

Fish has been traded at the Vismarkt since the 15th century. But you can count on much more than just fresh fish at Groningen's fish market. On Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the square is filled with stalls selling the tastiest fish, meat, bread, vegetables, fruit and other products.  



The place to shop, grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink? The Folkingestraat is the nicest and hippest street in town. Besides hotspots, you will also find historical works of art throughout the street. The Folkingestraat runs from the Vismarkt to the Zuiderdiep, making it a great place to walk.



Noorderzon Festival of Performing Arts & Society is the real highlight of the cultural summer. The annual festival attracts more than 135,000 visitors to the Noorderplantsoen and has free admission. Certainly visitors come for the performances, but definitely also for the many outdoor cafés, food stalls, lights and artistic installations that adorn the park during the festival. 


Eurosonic Noorderslag

Eurosonic Noorderslag is a non-profit showcase festival. Well-known and lesser-known artists get the chance to show their talents in front of a large audience. A great event for the curious music lovers and dreamers in the music world! And a real springboard for musical talent.



WinterWelVaart Groningen has grown to become thé city's winter event. During the event, historic ships moor along the city centre and you can admire them all when you take one of the routes. You will also be taken along various cultural and historical hotspots.

De Oosterpoort

The Oosterpoort

The Oosterpoort is thé concert hall of Groningen. There are different rooms and there is always a varied program with dance, theatre and music. Think of concerts of big names, small intimate performances to huge events; it's all here. And all of that on a short walking distance from the hotel!