All you have to do is step outside the hotel and you are in the middle of the beautiful nature reserve around Hoornse Meer. Paterwoldsemeer is also close-by, which means there’s more than enough choice for an energetic walk or cycle trip. The centre of Groningen is easy to reach by public transport and car. In short, more than enough to see, do and experience.
If you take the train to the city, you can’t miss the imposing Groninger Museum building. Come and see it from the inside too! There are continuously interesting exhibitions, and the fixed collection is impressive. Cheerful museums are the Nederlands Stripmuseum Groningen with all its comic strip heroes and Muzeeaquarium in Delftzijl with aquariums full of fish, crustaceans and molluscs.
History Historical heritage can be found everywhere. Highlights in the city centre include the Martinitoren, the Hoofdstation, the Goudkantoor and the Prinsenhof. Some 16 of the province’s original 180 stately homes remain. The most well-known four, Fraeylemaborg, Menkemaborg, Landgoed Nienoord and Verhildersum, are open to the public.
In the covered Apekooi (monkey cage) playground children can, you’ve guessed it already, climb and clamber like small monkeys. They are allowed on bare feet in ’t Blôde Fuottenpaad in Opende.
Each August you can enjoy the Indian Summer during the Festival Noorderzon. For ten days there are numerous shows and (theatre) performances both in the fairy-tale Noorderplantsoen and in the city centre. On the last Saturday in August, the ZomerJazzFietsTour starts. A unique combination of a cycle trip through the Reltdiepdal and jazz concerts in Mediaeval churches and farm sheds.
One glance at the menu says it all: this is cooking at the highest level. A terrine of smoked salmon with La Ratte potatoes and saffron mayonnaise, beef carpaccio with truffle tapanade, Reypenaer VSOP fries and fennel crudités; the choice is yours. The Head Chef works with local quality produce as much as possible, such as the Zuidlaardermeer eel. He is continually developing new dishes, which means the menu also changes regularly. Restaurant Culinas is open seven days a week from 7.00 am to 9.00 pm.
Enjoyed a delicious dinner in Restaurant Meerwold but still fancy a last drink? Or maybe its time for early evening drinks? For a delicious drink you can visit the stylish hotelbar. When the weather's fine, you can enjoy sitting outside on the terrace.
It’s the perfect place for business guests who need to be in Groningen and surrounding districts. Hampshire Hotel - Plaza Groningen is easy to reach by public transport, and the A28 and A7 are close-by. The hotel also has several practical services: free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free parking, breakfast from 07.00 am, packed lunch service and 24-hour reception.
From small meetings to large congresses: everything is possible
Hampshire Hotel – Plaza Groningen’s meeting rooms offer unprecedented possibilities for meetings, training courses or events of one or more days. In total there are ten meeting rooms for groups of 2 to 250 people. The hotel also has an auditorium with foyer and two conference rooms for groups of up to 400 people. These multi-functional areas are ideal for congresses, expositions and events. All meeting rooms have natural light (except the auditorium) and free Wi-Fi, and are provided with all modern audiovisual equipment.
Take a break!
To keep everyone sharp in the meeting room, you can choose from various culinary breaks; from a “Vitamin Break” with fresh fruit juices and sandwiches to an “American Break” with brownies, bagels with cream cheese, doughnuts and fruit milkshakes.
Hampshire Hotels has compiled a number of attractive meeting deals for you. All required services are included and the price is per person. Nice and simple!
These are average prices and subject to availability.
All prices are including VAT and for a minimum of 8 persons.
From 15:00 hours
Until 12:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.
All children are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.