There are dozens of reasons to visit Groningen, ranging from its breathtaking medieval architecture to its bustling but laidback nightlife. Thankfully for travellers, there are also many excellent accommodation options available in which to base your stay, including the following superb Airbnb listings, each of which are located in stunning, historic or tranquil spots around the city. Here is our pick of the best Airbnbs in Groningen.
Discover Groningen’s city centre from this Airbnb
Cosy studio in the heart of the city | Courtesy of Tom / Airbnb
With its exposed, overhead beams, spacious layout and stunning views of a nearby canal, this cosy studio apartment makes for an ideal home-away-from-home for sightseers in Groningen, especially those who are eager to discover the city’s historic centre. Many of Groningen’s major cultural sites are within walking distance from the apartment, including spots like the Groninger Museum, where visitors can discover contemporary art from the Netherlands and beyond. Due to its size and facilities, the apartment can accommodate up to two guests, who have access to a kitchen, TV with Netflix, a washing machine and other essentials during their stay.
Cosy houseboat near the city centre | Courtesy of Airbnb
This ship-shape Airbnb will likely appeal to anyone who’s eager to experience life on Groningens canals, due to its waterborne location. Though it is narrow, the boat’s economic layout and well-equipped interior means that there is plenty of space for dining, sleeping and relaxation. There’s central heating onboard to keep guests toasty during colder spells, and a wood-burning stove that adds another welcome layer of cosiness to the whole experience. Guests can also hop onto dry land and access the listing’s canal-side terrace during their stay, which is equipped with wooden outdoor seating and a table.
Authentic Dutch cottage in Groningen | Courtesy of Niek & Wieske / Airbnb
Set inside a picture-perfect Dutch cottage that dates back to the late 19th century, this delightful Airbnb is small but charming and accommodates a maximum of two guests – making it perfect for romantic urban getaways in Groningen. Though its age means it is small compared to more contemporary dwellings in the city, the cottage has been renovated in order to meet modern demands and features a kitchen, bedroom and living area, which are fitted with essential mod cons. It is possible to reach Groningen’s centre by bike within 10 minutes and guests may borrow one or two bicycles from the listing’s hosts to explore the city like locals.
Enjoy some peace and quiet at this spacious listing
Characteristic "Schipperswoning" near the park | Courtesy of Airbnb
Located just outside Groningen’s historic centre, in a peaceful neighbourhood edging onto nearby parklands, this Airbnb listing has enough space for three guests to rest, relax and recuperate together in comfort. There are two bedrooms inside the house, which are equipped with a comfy double bed and sofa bed, respectively, plus a well-equipped kitchen and a large lounge with a sofa and television. Guests have the whole house to themselves during their stay but can contact the listing’s host for tips or advice concerning Groningen when needed. There’s also a garden attached to the house, where guests can take in some sunshine or dine al fresco during the warmer months of the year.
Spacious house near city centre | Courtesy of Airbnb
This spacious house ranks among the largest Airbnb listings available in Groningen and can accommodate anywhere between one to four guests. The house is equipped with everything travellers will need to have a memorable stay in the city, including many mod cons like an iron, dishwasher and flat screen television hooked up to cable services. Thanks to its excellent location near Groningen’s main railway station, the house is surrounded by stores, restaurants and cafés, plus the many historic or cultural sites in the city’s centre. All in all, the house is clean, comfortable and well-suited for visitors, especially those who are travelling in small groups or with their family.