According to traceable historical records, Groningen dates back to 1040 and holds archaeological remains dating back even further, to the year 3950 BC, it is estimated. For another place with fascinating archeological remains, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Atapuerca Mountains, near Burgos Apartments, featuring human remains from the Paleolithic and Bronze Ages.
Today, most of the Groningen holiday rentals will put you in the middle of this university town bustling with modern energy and steeped in old world charm. A must-see is the University of Groningen, which can trace its origins back to 1614. The building is an architectural marvel; and you can find plenty of Groningen holiday rentals close to it to enable a convenient and easy visit. A Groningen holiday home can also enable you to visit many museums, such as the Groningen Museum, the university museum and the maritime museum. Theatre is another activity that you can indulge in while on holiday here.
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Groningen Accommodation - rent yourself a bike and start exploring this beautiful Dutch region
Depending on your interests, you can choose to stay in some of the Groningen holiday cottages during the many festivals that occur here. There is the International Photo Festival and the Eurosonic Festival. There is also a vibrant and dynamic nightlife in Groningen. Staying in Groningen holiday rentals can also give you a chance to explore the Martinitoren, or the Martini Tower, which is the tallest steeple in the region and and tilts at a slight incline. This is the third tower to come up on the same site, this one dating back to 1469. Climbing up the tower will give you a magnificent view of the beautiful city below. You can also stay in Groningen holiday rentals and indulge in a bit of shopping in the Herestraat. For some more physical activity, hit the cycling trails within the city, as Groningen holds a reputation for being the "World Cycling City" Its cycle path network can give you an opportunity to see almost the entire city on a bicycle.
Groningen Cottage Rentals - follow the winding cycle trails at your leisure
In fact, there is even a guided bike tour that you can go on to see the best of Groningen. There is a synagogue in Groningen which is worth a visit. You can also find some great Groningen holiday rentals in Appingedam, which is a popular tourist destination for its riverside homes with hanging kitchens. The kitchens hang over the Damsterdiep, which is a river that meanders through the town. Groningen is full of charming, interlinking canals, and taking a boat ride through them is a pleasurable way to spend a Groningen holiday. Grab a bike and head to East Coast/Midlands Holiday Cottages to explore the colourful blooming gardens, rolling green hills and beautiful beaches of this magical Irish holiday region.