Reasons To Visit Groningen
The city of Groningen is located in the north of the Netherlands and has an interesting history stretching back centuries as a center of trade. Sightseers and cultural enthusiasts will find many fascinating things to see and do around the city whether it’s visiting one of its world-class museums, seeing its charming medieval guest houses or taking a stroll through the busy market. There are many canals running through the city which adds to its aesthetic charm - be sure to set aside a day to enjoy a boat trip down its canals. As a thriving university town, Groningen is home to a vibrant nightlife scene with many bustling bars and nightclubs staying open late in the evening and boasts a varied collection of restaurants and eateries to enjoy.
Arriving In Groningen
Groningen Airport Eelde is the primary airport serving Groningen located less than 10 km away from the city. The airport primarily handles flights from European destinations, many of which are on a seasonal basis. If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Groningen, it is not possible to find any direct flights so you will need to make a stopover somewhere. If you're considering a stopover in the Dutch capital, find some inspiration with the 10 best things to see and do in Amsterdam.
Once your flight has touched down there are a few ways for you to travel into central Groningen. If you would rather not pay for a private taxi, there are buses available which take around 40 minutes to get you into the city. There are a few car rental agencies at Groningen airport, so if you need a vehicle you can rent one right away. Inside the airport itself you’ll find a few basic facilities including a restaurant and café on site as well as duty-free shopping to pick up some last-minute essentials.
Groningen Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to the Netherlands are able to enter the country visa free for a period of up to 90 days. In Groningen temperatures can get very cold over the winter so you will need a jacket, although over the summer you can expect average highs in the low 20s between June and August. As is the case with most other nations in the European Union, the Netherlands has adopted the euro as its currency so make sure you change up the right money.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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