Attractions

If you have no fixed plan yet, be inspired by a list of attractions in the Province of Groningen; visit a Groningen estate house, a museum, or fortified town. Simply choose one of the many options.

Seal sanctuary Pieterburen

Seal sanctuary Pieterburen

Pieterburen is known for its Lenie ‘t Hart’s Zeehondencrèche (seal sanctuary) where, for almost forty years, sick seals and seals washed ashore are taken care of, with the ultimate goal to release them back into the wild. The seal sanctuary has a visitors’ centre where the treatment and care of seals can be seen from up close.

S.T.A.R.
On the Veendam station, that dates from 1909, travellers wait for an old large steam locomotive. This is one of the stations where the historic trains of the S.T.A.R. (Stichting Stadskanaal Rail; Stadskanaal Rail Foundation) stop for passengers. It is clear that the train is coming long before it is actually visible: large wisps of steam are blown into the blue sky and the loud hoot can be heard above everything