The Groningen Railway Station is the main station in Groningen. In Netherlands, the official name of the station is Hoofdstation. Located in the heart of the city, the station is an open gate for tourists who want to visit the city center and learn more about the local traditions, while enjoying themselves in the style of the Netherlands.
The station was opened on June 1st, 1866, on the Staatslijn B line from Harlingen to Nieuweschans. The original building was no more than a temporary structure. In 1870, the station was connected to the Mappel Gronningen railway, and in 1884, the Groningen – Delfzijl railway line was officially opened. In 1893, the station was also connected to the Roodeschool line. In 1896, the current building hosting the station was finally completed.
Sightseeing near Groningen Railway Station
The city of Groningen is an old city in Netherlands, hosting some of the most impressive attraction in the region, which thousands of tourists enjoy visiting each year. The Goudkantoor, an old building, now being used as a restaurant is one of the finest models of architecture in the city. Other sites worth visiting are the Maritime Museum, the country side, the Martini Tower, the Martinikerk, the National Park Eems-Dollard Wadden Sea and the Gold Office.
The Hotel Friesland is one of the best choices tourists can make. For prices starting at €40 per night, guests can relax in a comfortable room. The Hotel Shimmelpenninck Huys offers the finest services for prices starting at €140 per night.
Address: Stationsplein 22, 9726AE Groningen, the Netherlands
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