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Day trips from Groningen

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Day trips from Groningen

Hi all! I will be staying at Groningen for 3 days.

I'm planning to spend a day in Groningen, and also a day trip to Leeuwarden.

Any other recommendations for a day trip?

I was also considering the more "touristy" cities like Rotterdam, the Hague etc but I'm not sure if I will have enough time as the train ride is longer.

Amsterdam, The...
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1. Re: Day trips from Groningen

Medieval hansa town Zwolle. One hour by train. www.ns.nl/en

Or rent a bike and do a countryside bike trip. More info about scenic signpoating systems: en.nederlandfietsland.nl/en/cycling-daytrips (watch the video)

Edited: 04 May 2015, 16:56
Amsterdam, The...
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signpoating = signposting

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3. Re: Day trips from Groningen

Schiermonnikoog island, first bus to Lauwersoog and then ferry, is absolutely cute. And the Groningen province has more nice sights, e.g. Menkemaborg old mansion and gardens.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Groningen, The...
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5. Re: Day trips from Groningen

1. Pieterburen Seal Sanctuary http://www.zeehondencreche.nl/

2. Hunenbedden Centre http://www.hunebedcentrum.eu/en/megaliths/

3. Westerbork Camp and Westerbork Telescopes (www.kampwesterbork.nl/en/)

Combine the 2nd trip with a walk in the Drente countryside. The Hunebedden centre website has several suggested walks

The 3rd suggestion is a bit of a mixed experience. Westerbork was a deportation camp for Jews during the second world war. First visit the museum/rememberance centre and then walk through the lovely Drente forests, past the impressive radio telescope array to the ruins of the camp itself.

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