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Did you know that the province of Groningen has the highest rating for culture in the whole Netherlands? And has the highest density of medieval churches in Europe?

We didn’t think so. That’s why City Central and local festival ‘Terug naar het begin’ are joining forces to give you a wonderful day out in the province. Explore the landscape, the rich history and contemporary culture of Groningen as part of our guided tour of the festival. Our local English-speaking guide will take us on a cycling route through several locations and performances of the festival, and tell us about the landscape, architecture and history of the region along the way. On the way we will stop for a picnic lunch at a scenic location!

Ticket price: € 39 including festival access, guided bike tour, free tea and coffee. Buy you tickets here!
Please bring your own picnic lunch.

Joost told us about his love for the Groningen contryside in this interview.

Terug naar het begin is a festival of music, art, poetry and theatre held in the many medieval churches of north-eastern Groningen. Read more about possibilities for international visitors here.

Festival day
Saturday 25 May

Time of departure
10.30 (AM)

Place of departure
Proeftuin (behind the Nicolaï Church, Wijkstraat 32, Appingedam)