The Groningen region is an important one for agriculture and industry in the Netherlands, especially in the northern section of the country. While Groningen, both the region and its capital of the same name, still bear scars from World War II, it has plenty of attractions commercially and as a travel center.
The capital of the region, founded in the 11th century, hosts a university that dates to the 17th century as well as the headquarters of a Roman Catholic see, and the city also has a port at Delfzjil on the Eems Canal. Groningen was once fortified by high stone walls, promenades and canals as a means of protection for the 16th and 18th century gabled homes which still stand today. There are several sites commemorating the history of the province led by Groninger Museum, while there is also a café culture downtown featuring bistros and nightlife.
At the end of the day, when it's time to relax, venture to one of the many Dutch parks and lodges to renew for the next day's exploration.
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