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Make A Holiday Rental House in Groningen, The Netherlands, Your Home Away From Home

The city of Groningen is the largest city in the north of the country of The Netherlands and is also the capital of the province that goes by the same name. The population of the city is just under 200,000 inhabitants, so your holidays in Groningen will offer all the facilities that you should expect from such a large settlement. This is a lesser-known part of The Netherlands in which to enjoy a holiday. Although there are some hotels in the city, self catering accommodation in Groningen seem to be the order of the day; giving you total freedom to come and go as you please and really explore this part of the country.

Things to Do on Holiday in Groningen, The Netherlands

Many of the things to do on your holidays in Groningen will be focussed on the fact that there is actually a huge student population in the city, especially when you consider its size. The nightlife is certainly the best in the north of The Netherlands and there are many bars, clubs, cafés and restaurants to enjoy. There is also a highly-regarded theatre in Groningen where you might like to catch the latest production - Stadsschouwburg. Other activities available include swimming, jogging, gym facilities and tennis. In the countryside surrounding the city it is possible to add walking, fishing, golf, cycling and horse riding to the list of activities.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Groningen, The Netherlands

If you fancy heading to the coast, during your holidays in Groningen, then you may be surprised to learn that the northern Netherlands coast is only around a 40 minute drive north of the city. Also, your drive will definitely we rewarded with some great sandy beaches once you get there and a number of small seaside resorts that offer a good range of tourist facilities. Turning our attention back to the city of Groningen itself, there are some attractions that you might like to find time to visit. These include a great choice in the way of museums, such as a maritime museum, a comic museum, a university museum and the main one in the city known as Groningen Museum - what else?

Weather in Groningen, The Netherlands

If you are wondering what sort of weather to expect on your holidays in Groningen, this is best described as temperate and similar to that of the north of England. During the peak summer months, average temperatures are around the high-teens degrees Celsius. In the winter, this is more likely to be between 4 and 7 degrees. Annual precipitation is around 900mm.

Travel to Groningen, The Netherlands

The city of Groningen does have its own airport (Groningen Airport (GRQ)) and there is a direct flight to Aberdeen Dyce Airport (ABZ) through BMI regional. For more in the way of choice, you might prefer to fly to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) which has numerous connections with the UK and from many airports.

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                                                                                                      Enjoyed our stay in quiet spacious farmhouse next to pretty tree-lined canal

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                                                                                                      Our lovely hosts both spoke perfect English and immediately welcomed us with fresh slices of cake. We also appreciated the various food and drinks thoughtfully left out for us including jars of muesli, preserves, and even a proper English china tea pot! The property is very comfortable and full of character, with some interesting antique items placed around the rooms and a large wood burning stove in the sitting area, which we enjoyed lighting on the dark October nights, with plenty of wood provided. There is also perfectly adequate underfloor heating, and for an evening in, the TV set picks up BBC1, CNN, and National Geographic Channel - along with Dutch, French, and possibly German stations. We love history, so enjoyed exploring the vibrant medieval university town of Groningen about 30 mins drive away; but a highlight for us within a similar radius was a day at the Hunebed Centre - a UNESCO site of prehistoric burial chambers made of huge boulders - older than Stonehenge and of equal importance. We were moved by a visit to Kamp Westerbork (a Nazi transit camp) and refreshed by a trip up to the North Sea coast and the Lauwersmeer National Park (about 70 mins drive). Equally enjoyable was simply walking along the peaceful and beautiful canal that passes the bottom of the garden and which seems to stretch for miles - as far as the eye can see. We spotted a kingfisher; and the sight of the lines of golden-leaved trees reflected in the still water through the autumn morning mist was a photographer's paradise! We have already booked a return visit here next summer, and would recommend this property to anyone - especially those seeking a quieter rural location but with easy road access to nearby shops, supermarkets and tourist attractions. Stephen & Sue Southampton, UK
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Hospitality with a Capital H!

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                                                                                                      Under The Oaks is in an excellent location to discover a treasure of small villages set within this natural, and unique, area of The Netherlands – the province of Drenthe. David’s fantastic welcome set the tone for our to-be-remembered stay with our family of nine: friendly and open communication, very knowledgeable of the area, walking us through our home-away-from-home, always available to answer any questions, yet respecting our privacy. In other words: Hospitality with a capital H! The kitchen is the heart of the home. Here it is true! We opened the lovely bottle of wine, part of the welcome gift. “Proost!”, my sister-in-law and I said as our glasses touched. More than you can ask for, and everything you need, is already in place in this well-stocked kitchen. The Coop grocery store is close by and in a short time our groceries were put away. The smaller table is ideal for breakfast – since members of our group drift into the kitchen at different times for, here, you want to sleep in because the beds are so comfortable. The large table is perfect for all of us to gather around during dinner time, and to stay awhile, unhurried, stretching out the mealtime into the early hours of the evening. Diever is a walking town. Step on the bike-and-foot path next to the farmhouse and you walk past the neighbour’s fields, where a black Frisian horse feeds on the lush grass. This path will lead you to a tranquil park, surrounded by homes. You will discover shops to explore, see the church with its steeple at the centre of town, and continue walking along quiet roads. We stopped and picked apples out of a wheel barrow, a present from an unknown giver, which was made into applesauce to accompany our meal. You will discover another park which is home to friendly ducks, turn the corner, pass a café, walk for a few minutes more, and: You are home. Dora S.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Pleasant house with well-kept garden. Pretty area and great for little children ...

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                                                                                                      Pleasant house with well-kept garden. Pretty area and great for little children but not ideal for teenagers as the surrounding villages you can cycle to are extremely quiet and sleepy. Overall a good time was had, though!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016