Quiet dwelling mounds & impressive estate houses

Get to know one of the oldest cultural landscapes in Europe.

Identify the former Middag and Humsterland islands, formed ages ago when the marshes washed away.

Let yourself be surprised by the Reitdiep, with its meandering dikes.

Catch sight of the marshlands and crooked creeks.

Climb up “wierden” (ancient dwelling mounds) with names like Oostum, Ezinge, Niehove, Saaksum, Feerwerd, Garnwerd and Dorkwerd.

Visit the remaining wierden villages, and enjoy their quiet old churches and farms and impressive estate houses. Lose yourself in the expansive views of the city and surroundings.

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Estate houses in Groningen



Between marshlands and city