We reached the end of our top 5 sustainable cities in the Netherlands and today we will talk about Groningen!
Have you ever heard about this city?
Let’s see why it makes part of our top 5!
Groningen is located on the north of The Netherlands and it’s known for its sustainable economy! And what does this means? It means that the city supports a circular economy and you’ll find a lot of second-hand shops, not only for clothes but for anything you might need! They even sell vintage items by the kilo!
This city is also known for being super vegetarian-friendly, meaning that you won’t have any problems finding plant-based food on any menu!
As if this wasn’t enough, the city University has a unique characteristic: it has a Green Office! A department that maps out all the green companies in Groningen, gives its students tips to live a more sustainable life and even promotes activities and events related to sustainable matters! How great it would be if all Universities had this!
These are some reasons that make this city sustainable!
So what there's to visit in Groningen?
Now let’s see what you can visit!
These are some of the highlights:
If you wish to know about other interesting places to visit, I invite you to visit the city’s official website.
All photos were taken from there.
After exploring all these beautiful places we all deserve a good rest! So let’se see some different hotels! I’ll show you too in the city centre and one a little further!
Best Western Hotel Groningen Centre & Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza
Both these hotels are located in the city centre, so they’re perfect for those who want to feel city life and explore by foot.
The hotels have a Green Key certificate and here is part of what they do:
Ecotourism Straw-Hotel Groningen
This might seem crazy but this hotel makes everything with straw, including ceilings and beds!
But that’s not the reason why I brought them here, let’s see their sustainability values:
Do not worry if you’re allergic to straw, as they have a room free from it! This hotel is located 20 minutes away further from the city centre, so this is for those travelling by car or those who prefer to be in more contact with nature! You can know more on their website!
Had you ever visited Groeningen? Let me know in the comments.
Have a great day
Patrícia Mano Ahmad, Travelling to the Green