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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. Experience all of this and explore Groningen.

How to get here


Groningen can easily be reached by train from many places in europe. For real-time updates and schedules, check the NS website or use for comprehensive journey planning, covering all modes of public transportation.

The main station in Groningen is called 'Groningen, Hoofdstation' in Dutch.


Groningen Airport Eelde, with its high-quality facilities and market-oriented approach, wishes to be the airport of choice for holidaymakers and business travellers alike in the North. Groningen Airport Eelde is the airport in the region and for the region. The airport considers the provision of facilities in the region to be its task. Financially, infrastructural and socially. In as far as possible. Nothing more and nothing less. 

In the summer months, travelers can expect an increase in flight options from Tui, Corendon, and Transavia. These airlines expand their schedules during this time, offering more routes and frequencies to various destinations.


If you arrive in the Netherlands at Schiphol, Amsterdam International Airport, the most convenient way to reach Groningen is by train. The underground train station is situated inside the airport, within walking distance of the luggage claim areas. The Dutch railway system, managed by Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), is easily identifiable by its distinctive yellow and blue colors. Simply follow the yellow illuminated signs directing you 'To the trains.'

Trains to Groningen depart from the airport at :04 and :34 from tracks 1-2, with the :04 train being direct. For the :34 train, you will transfer in Zwolle approximately one hour into the journey – a brief transfer where you move from one side of the platform to catch the Groningen train. If you miss this train in Groningen, another departs in 30 minutes, or consult the schedule for a "Sprinter" train. 


For participants flying to Eindhoven Airport can also be convenient. More information about the destinations can be found on the following website: Destinations & inspiration | Eindhoven Airport

Additionally, if you're planning to travel from Eindhoven Airport to Groningen by public transport, it takes approximately 3 and a half hour. Plan your journey at: Home | NS

by car

If you're arriving by car, you can enter "Leonard Springerlaan 2, Groningen" into your navigation system. Opposite the main entrance of Martiniplaza, you'll find a parking garage with 600 parking spaces. Pay for your parking ticket (€2.50 per hour, €17.50 per day) at one of the parking machines using a PIN or Credit Card.

  • Deck entrance height: 2.90 meters

  • Basement entrance height: 1.90 meters

in Groningen

MartiniPlaza is approximately 10 minutes from the train station by bus. Get off at bus stop L. Springerlaan; from here, it's just a few minutes' walk. Use the bus pass on your registration badge for public transport within Groningen. Passes are distributed registration. Bus schedules to MartiniPlaza can be found on

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