Groningen: lots to see, to do and experience

From the endless horizons in the Oldambt to the nature in Lauwersmeer Lake National Park; there’s a lot to see, do and experience on the Wadden coast of Groningen. The Waddenland with its ancient mound landscape that together with man and sea gave form to the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Eems-Dollard is an example of a new economic landscape in perfect balance with world-class nature. And of course the dynamic landscape of the Wadden Sea itself. Take a Kiek op ‘d Diek (peek on the dike).

© Ruben Smit

World heritage

Water heritage

Taste of the Wadden


Walking beneath the stars

Are you brave enough? Walking through a dark forest full of unexpected sounds. Especially if it's windy.

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Nothing tops Groningen, and this particularly applies to the Noordkaap. Noordkaap is the northernmost tip of the Netherlands mainland. ‘De Hemelpoort’ work of art marks this place, which provides an unobstructed view of the water and the infinite skies above the Wadden.

Crossing the mudflats

Because Noordpolderzijl is one of the few places where the Groninger wad can be reached by car or coach via the public road and also has various facilities, it is an ideal starting point and / or destination for mudflat hiking.

Visitor center Dollard

At a prominent spot, just next to the dike is former farm visitor center Dollard.

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Bird kennel De Kiekkaaste

The Kiekkaaste is the only bird's dike in the Netherlands, and gives a good view of the mudfields of the Dollard.