5x nice walks in the province of Groningen

Beijumerbos nature experience path

This pleasant walk of about 3.5 kilometers takes you past fields, small ponds and ditches and through the woods. Especially beautiful in the spring, when you can spot many meadow birds that settle from Africa in the grasslands of Kardinge.

By the way, the path is fully paved, so it can also be done with a buggy.

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Download the route here.

Lauwersmeer National Park

Many more birds can be found in National Park Lauwersmeer, which used to be the seabed. Bring the binoculars (and maybe a bird guide) and look for the cuckoo and chiffchaff. Here you will find more information about the walk.

Also nice: in the national park you will find a gnome path, especially for children from 3 to 8 years old.

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City walk Groningen

Although Groningen is known as a typical student city, there is plenty to discover during this walk of about two and a half hours.

You will pass the Northern Maritime Museum, the Prinsentuin and of course the Martini Tower, which you can climb. With a length of almost 97 meters, this’ Old Gray – as it is called by the people of Groningen – is literally the highlight of the city.

More info can be found here.

Boswachterspad Ter Wupping

The great thing about this walk in Westerwolde: a new, beautiful view emerges behind every bend. You pass fields full of crops, a nice (small) watchtower and a beautiful sea of ​​flowers awaits you in the spring. And with a bit of luck you can even spot one of the deer that live here in the forest.

Please note that the walk is on unpaved roads, so wear sturdy walking shoes.

Download the route here.


Now Groningen is the capital of the province, in the Middle Ages it was Appingedam. The trading city of that time is now a cozy, atmospheric town that is also called ‘The Venice of the North’.

During a walk of an hour you wander through the narrow streets and over the narrow bridges. You will also pass the ‘hanging kitchens’: houses from the past that literally hang above the water.

Here you will find the route description.

Source: ANWB, Staatsbosbeheer and Natuurmonumenten

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