This is a lovely route that explores the central part of Groningen. It features canal-side paths, a tony residential section, the historic centre, and two lovely parks. Start right in the center at the futuristic Groninger Museum, with its impressive bridge approach. Then, run on the north side of the canal on the Radesingel, a pleasant residential section. Then head north for 2 km on the inner canal that rings the center. There are water views and pretty residential buildings on both sides. Cross the Visserbrug & Plantsoenbrug (bridges) into Noorderplantsoen — a lovely city park with a long lake. A loop of its pleasant paths is ~2.1 km. Come back over to the south side of the canal for a 1 km jaunt through the historic centre, using the Folkingestraat pedestrian-only street.
Here, you can end the run at 6.6 km, or add with a jaunt over to Stadspark. Lovely combination of paths through woods, fields, and some landscaped sections. A loop around Stadspark is ~2.4 km, and overall this section adds nearly doubles the route length.
Shorter/Longer Options: Eliminate either or both of the parks. For longer, combine with a section of our Outer Perimeter route, which can be accessed from Noorderplantsoen.
- Full route is 13 km (8.1 miles). Shorter option is ** km, eliminating Stadspark and sa
- 30m (98 feet)
- Groninger Museum
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