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"Martinitoren" Top 5 Page for this destination Martini Toren - Martini Tower Tip by tompt

  Martinitoren, Groningen
by tompt

If you want to see Groningen from above you have to climb all the steps of the Martinitoren. For 2,50 euro you can buy a ticket at the vvv office opposite the tower.
Or just go to this website:

In 1482 the building was finished and the tower stood 127 meter high. When the walonian troops backed off in 1577 it was celebrated with fireworks on the tower. It burned down to 69 meter. In 1627 it was restored to 96,80 meter.

It is called d'Olle Grieze, the old gray one, by the locals.

Opening hours:
1 april - 1 november :11.00 - 17.00
1 november - 1 april :12.00 - 16.00

When climbing the Martinitower you get a great booklet to explain everything. And if you speak dutch there are phonenumbers you can call on your mobilephone to get dutch explanation of the point you are standing.

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  • Updated Sep 28, 2003
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