Best time to go to Groningen

Suikerunie in Groningen

Discover the best time of year to visit Groningen, get a sense of the weather in Groningen month by month, and the dates of Groningen’s best festivals.

You can visit Groningen at any time of year because the weather is kinda like everywhere in Europa. Winters can be cold, but sure it will almost never get lower than -10

The best times to visit Groningen are spring, summer & fall (March-October).

  • Summer (June/July/August) in Groningen is not too hot and it can be quiet as most students leave town.
  • Winter (December/January/February) in Groningen can be cold, but surely not too cold to travel. It occasionally snows in Groningen.
  • Groningen is like the rest of Holland: it can rain a lot, especially during fall. Although 2018 was a good fall for us. 

In summer, around the end of August, we have the famous Noorderzon Festival which can be nice to experience when you’re in Groningen. Also in winter, there’s a famous music festival called Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESN). Lots of up and coming artists from around Europe will be performing there. We’ve had some famous artists at Eurosonic before they got famous. 

Noorderzon Groningen
© Pierre Borasci — at Noorderzon Groningen.

Summary

What’s the best time to visit Groningen?

The best time to visit Groningen is all year round. In summer we have better chances of good weather. The fall around October, early November can be very pretty. In Winter we have the famous Music Festival around January, which is a famous festival in Europe.