Day out in Groningen

Nothing beats a day out in Groningen ... and that certainly applies to those who love shopping. We will give you some tips for the best shopping streets and squares.

  • Visit nice shopping streets like Vismarkt, Herestraat or the Kromme Elleboog.
  • Discover the coziness of a local market around the Grote Markt or Vismarkt.
  • On Sundays and Thursday evenings until 9 p.m., most stores in the center are open.

In the attractive, historic center you will find a diverse range of stores for clothing, shoes, gifts, art and accessories. These are the 5 nicest shopping streets and squares in Groningen:

1. Grote Markt

The Grote Markt, with its famous Martini Tower, is the center of Groningen. On, and especially around this beautiful square you will find various stores, cafes and restaurants. The ideal starting point for a wonderful day of shopping!

2. Vismarkt and Herestraat

Near the Grote Markt, in the center of Groningen, you will find the Vismarkt and Herestraat. In these shopping streets you will not only find many large chain stores, but also several more exclusive boutiques.

3. Folkingestraat

Like almost everything else in Groningen, the Folkingestraat is within walking distance of the Grote Markt. Here you will find many lifestyle stores, boutiques and galleries as well as delicious lunches in one of the many cozy lunch bars. If you look carefully around you will see plenty of Jewish symbols in this traditionally Jewish street.

4. The Kromme Elleboog

The Kromme Elleboog consists of two small streets, the Kleine and the Grote Kromme Elleboog, and offers all kinds of nice, more exclusive stores and restaurants. For clothing, jewelry or art, this is the right place. And if you want special food, restaurant Muller comes highly recommended.

5. Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat

Near the University of Groningen you will find this attractive, historic street. For unique vintage and bric-a-brac items, beautiful books and special boutiques, this is the place to be.

Markets in Groningen

In the center of Groningen, usually on the Grote Markt or the Vismarkt, there is always a market from Tuesday to Saturday. Here you will find mostly fresh food and flowers; it is always pleasant, busy and lively.