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For All ages

1. Bourtange

Bourtange, who has not heard of. And who would let go the chance of a visit, now that you’re so close. The fortified town is less than 7 km from the Parc and is definitely worth visiting. Regularly there are plenty of activities, as well as demonstrations of crafts.

In and around the fortress Bourtange is much to see. There are e.g. the various officers houses officers (Majors House, Captains House, Commanderie, Master House, Convoi-Master House) the Father’s house, the soldiers’ barracks, the guns, the two gates, the secretions (toilets of the past), the bastions, the bridges, the canals, the walls, the guard booths, the picturesque market square, the church, the turf barn, the horse mill, the post mill, the synagogue, the powder houses, the former forge, the bridge operators houses, etc.

 Bourtange for all ages Battle of Bourtange for all ages 

 

2. Historic Railway S.T.A.R. in Stadskanaal

Historic Railway S ·T ·A ·R drives since 1994 with a historic steam train between Veendam and Musse;lkanaal. A distance of 26 km. The track runs almost entirely along the border between Groningen and Drenthe, the Semslinie, and thus crosses the region known as the “Veenkoloniën” of East Groningen.

The museum railway has only a limited service scheme. To avoid disappointment it is recommended to consult first driving on their site.

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3. Zoo Wildlands Emmen

The Zoo in Emmen is one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. In a park-like setting the animals feel themselves as in their natural environment. No fences. No bars. As a visitor you get very close to nature.

Additionally, the park also features special pavilions such as the tropical butterfly garden, the Biochron, the sewer rats, sharks, the Savannah building, the Asia House and Oasia.

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4. Seal sanctuary Pieterburen

The seal sanctuary Leni ‘t Hart in Pieterburen is so special, that this is sure worth a day trip.

Since the establishment of the seal sanctuary in 1971, Lenie ‘t Hart captures sick and injured seals. The center has been developed from a simple “nursery” for young seals, into a scientifically-based seal hospital that works with all related facilities such as quarantines, a laboratory, a pharmacy and all possible research equipment. All captured seals are returned to the sea after a stay of several weeks up to a few months.

To inform as many people as possible about the work of the sanctuary and the problems of the seal and its environment, in the visitors centre there are guided tours, a permanent exhibition, the confrontation with the seals care and education through various informative films. There will always walk around employees who can answer most questions. Every day of the year, the sanctuary offers visitors the opportunity to take note off what happens to seals and their habitat and what the sanctuary does to remedy that situation.
 
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5. The Comic Museum in the city of Groningen

The comic museum (“stripmuseum”) offers visitors something for all tastes. The real connoisseurs will marvel at the unique pieces of history. In the studio of famous cartoonists, there can be followed gradually the developing of a comic strip. Children go directly to work in the studio and learn to draw a real comic face. For adults, the museum offers a feast of recognition with comic heroes such as Donald Duck, Bob and Bobette, Franka, Agent 327, Eric the Norseman, Jan Jans and their children, Paulus the woodgnome, Sjors and Sjimmie, Oliver B. Bommel and Tintin. However, not only the newspaper comics from the past and present will come over. Also strips out of the prehistory and all editions of “Stripschrift”, the oldest comic datasheet.

In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum has everytime one or more changing exhibitions.

 Comic Museum Groningen for all ages Comic Museum Groningen for all ages

 

6. The Martini Tower in the city of Groningen

Yet in the city of Groningen? Then a visit to and a climb of the Martini Tower is not only a nice attraction but also a great challenge. After a tough climb,  d’Ole Grieze, as he is popularly called, provides a beautiful view over the entire city. And on a clear day even of a whole lot of the region (“ommeland”).

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7. A canalcruise in the city of Groningen

For young and old a tour through the canals of the city gives a very different view of that same city. The canal boats are docked at and leave opposite the main Railway Station (“Centraal Station”). And now you are there, you surely should also take a view of the main hall of this Station, which is completely restored in its original state.

Also a romantic cruise with mulled wine and candlelight through the canals of an enlightened Groningen is a whole experience. But it is now evening …
Ask the students what that means. Because Groningen is a real college town.

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8. The Meyer Shipyard in Papenburg (Germany)

Since 1795, the “Meyer Werft” builds ships in Papenburg, just across the border near Bellingwolde. And now she owes her fame to the building of huge and very luxurious cruise ships. Because of the depth of the river Ems, they are phased out in our own Eemshaven. The presence there, but also the shipping towards it, attracts numerous day trippers.

For visitors of the Yard (reservation at the Papenburg Tourist agency is required!), there is built a visitor center, where through exhibitions, films and a simulator, one enters the world of shipbuilding.
“Sailors” are magically attracted by visiting a ship under construction and the ship dock. It’s a real experience to enjoy both the production process as well as the glamour of the cruise giants.

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9. The open-air museum “Hoogeland” in Warffum

With twenty buildings in the centre of the village of Warffum, Open Air Museum Hoogeland shows how hundred years ago one lived and worked in the countryside. If one looks around in the living room, bedroom or the workplace, through the detailed design of the houses, it looks like the occupants have just left for a moment.

The museum gives you a realistic view of the village society of  hundred years ago: the house of a laborer, a painter’s workshop, a school and a pub. There are also a butcher, a blacksmith, a printing company, a caravan, a bourgeois house, the houses of the veterinarian and the clerk, a hospice for old women and a captains house.

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