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Where We Slept and Ate in Groningen

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If you want to stay in the heart of Groningen without paying a fortune, then the Martini Hotel is the best choice. The name of the hotel refers to the nearby Martini Tower. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the room, but I can assure you that they are cozy and comfortable and of course come with a free…

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Gorgeous Groningen – Part 3

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When it comes to art, Groningen has one major thing to offer: the Groninger Museum. The museum dates from the end of the 19th century and the current building consists of three main buildings, designed by Philippe Starck, Alessandro Mendini and Coop Himmelb(l)au. (source: Wikipedia) During our visit, part of the museum was closed, due to preparations for a huge Rodin exhibition. Anyway,…

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Gorgeous Groningen – Part 2

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In the afternoon of our first day in Groningen, Lars and I made a boat trip, so we could see the town from a completely different angle. And have a nice beer at the same time. Isn’t it nice that there was a small bar on board of the boat? The company that organises the boat trips is called Kool…

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Gorgeous Groningen – Part 1

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Sometimes you arrive in a town (or any other place for that matter) and you immediately fall in love with it. That is what Lars and I experienced in Groningen. To be honest, Lars had been there once many many years ago; for me, it was the very first visit. With its 200.000 inhabitants, Groningen is one of the biggest…

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Hotel Flashback – March 2014

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This post is long overdue! Anyway, here we go. These are the hotels where we stayed in the beginning of March of this year. Hampshire City Hotel Hengelo Usually, Lars and I don’t stay in 4 star hotels, but we found a very good deal for this via booking.com. This hotel is right in the center of Hengelo and has…

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The Bears

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There are bears in the center of Hengelo… 5 giant plastic bronze bears! Apparently, it’s an (expensive) artwork that some people love and others hate. Lars and I thought it was funny, but we wondered whether there is any connection between bears and the town of Hengelo. Anyway, I had fun photographing them! What do you think? Is this art…

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The Center of Hengelo

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Lars and I stayed in a hotel, right in the heart of Hengelo. On Sunday morning, just before we left for Germany, we had a stroll in the center of town. Since the streets were as good as deserted, it was very easy ti take photographs. Hengelo is a relatively young city, which developed quite quickly in the 19th century.…

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