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Visit Groningen together by train

Hosted by the Consul of the The Hague Weekend Excursions Group
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Took place 4 weeks ago
Sun 22 Oct 09:15 - 19:45

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We visit city of Groningen by train!
THIS TIME WE GO BY TRAIN AS IS 2,40 H JOURNEY. PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKETS INDIVIDUALLY. WE MEET BY Protected content AT 8.45 AM. TRAIN LEAVES 9.03 FROM PLATFORM 10. RETURN TRAIN 16.48 -ARRIVE THE HAGUE 19.26 . IS LONG JOURNEY BUT WE CAN HAVE FUN TRAVELLING TOGETHER.
I GAVE THE FULL PRICE OF TICKET. IF YOU HAVE YOUR DISCOUNT CARD OR IN OCTOBER THERE IS SOME PROMOTIONS AT ETOS, HEMA or ONLINE IN OCTOBER, PLS CHECK.

Groningen is the largest city in the north of Holland. As a lively university city, Groningen has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. It has a long and turbulent history, which becomes evident from the historic warehouses, courts and buildings. Groningen is also a city with nerve, with the most numerous examples of innovative architecture within its boundaries. In addition, it was once proclaimed the city with the best city centre in the Netherlands because of its charm
The city includes apartments, working-class houses, newly-built houses, offices, historic mansions, warehouses, hospices, courts and modern schools and museums; from the old Gold Office to the brand-new Tasman residential tower block, Groningen stands for architecture.
A visit to the architectural city of Groningen starts at one of the most beautiful stations in Europe: the main railway station. The building with its papier-mâché ceiling was designed by Isaac Gosschalk, completed in Protected content , after numerous alterations, entirely brought back to its original state in Protected content .
In the fourteenth century, Groningen became a member of the Hanseatic League ( Protected content ), a collaboration of merchants primarily from Germany, Scandinavia, England, Poland, the Baltic States, Russia and the Netherlands.
Representatives of the Hanse met during the Hansetage (Hanseatic Days) in order to take decisions. In Protected content , a Hanseatic Day was held in Groningen. The Hanseatic Days that are held today are focused on keeping the idea of the international Hanse alive, developing the self-awareness in European countries and promoting mutual collaboration.
Hanseatic House
The Hanseatic House in Groningen does business according to Hanseatic tradition. Products are imported from various Hanseatic Towns in Europe: marzipan from Lübeck and Rotspon, coffee and tea from the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Bang’s Jam from Copenhagen, Mr. Stanley’s Fudge from London and afternoon tea by Tiktak coffee and tea from Groningen.
Hanseatic Walk
Go back into time with this walk through the Hanseatic history of Groningen. The traces of this period may no longer be very distinct, but there is lots to explore for observant strollers. The walk is available at the Tourist Information Office at the Grote Markt.