In the north of the Netherlands you will find the province of Groningen. The capital of Groningen has a vibrant center with museums, historic buildings and many nice restaurants. Outside the city you can enjoy nature, historic villages and water sports.
Groningen, the capital of this county, is a vibrant, versatile city with a lot of culture and events, beautiful historical monuments such as the Martini tower, nice shopping areas for a day of shopping and tasteful restaurants. In short, nothing goes beyond Groningen.
The Province of Groningen
In this province of Groningen you will find a beautiful farmland of fields, locks and ancient villages. And this landscape gives you beautiful views.
If you are going to cycle here, you can not escape the numerous historical monuments. One of the highlights is the 12th-century Cistercian monastery in Aduard, which also has a museum that illuminates the history of the building. Here you will also find Romanesque churches, classical farms and the many villagescapes. The villages in this area are all built on a terp and are therefore also called villages.
Cycling and hiking in the High North
Midden Humsterland is a wonderful area to blow out. The facilities for cyclists and hikers are very good here. You can make trips of different distances or follow the famous Pieterpad. You do not have to count on relief. The only resistance you can expect is windscreen. Accommodations range from hotels to farms and for a culinary highlight you can dine at Herberg ‘Onder de Linden’, highly recommended!