City Hall

  Grote Markt 1     more than a year ago
The Groningen city hall, with its impressive pillars, is a sight to see. Despite the fact that the Neoclassical city hall dating back to 1810 is still in full use as the office of the mayor and senior civil servants, a part of this magnificent historic building is still open to the public. The south façade has posts connected by chains, which are designed to prevent people from sitting in the windowsills on market days, as their chatter kept the civil servants from doing their work. Some bullet holes, which are remnants of heavy fighting that took place here in WWII, can still be seen on the western façade. Once inside, the natural stone floor and superb paintings are bound to impress. Two genuine 300-year-old benches complement the impressive interior of the hall. The so-called wedding room with its wonderful murals from 1938 is another must-see.


City centre location


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