As we already said, we enjoy life and we especially appreciate good food. Not the kind of food that's eaten within half an hour. We enjoy evenings with good wines and several courses of high quality and surprising food. We can highly recommend Restaurant Vive la Vie. Restaurant Vive la Vie has won several culinair prices in the Netherlands (Lekker and Gault & Millau ).
With great pleasure we make reservations for you. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday you will get a discount of 10% on your bill if you order a five, six or eight course surprise dinner (drinks are excluded from the discount).
Please inform us on the number of guests, the time and the date, maybe some special diets and we will make sure you enjoy a culinary evening in Vive la Vie.
There are several musea in Groningen.
The most popular museum is the Groninger Museum. It is at walking distance from our Loft and with the bikes of the Suite you can come there in 10 minutes. At this moment there are several exhibitions of Song Don, Life is Art. And about David Bowie and H.C. Werkman.
In het Dutch Comic Museum you meet comic and cartoon heroes from the past and nowadays. It is the largest collection of the world with drawings, books, games, movies and more! Take a look around at www.stripmuseum.nl.
Eurosonic Noorderslagis the largest European Music Platform. Every second week of January Groningen has been occupied by starting and famous music bands from over the whole world.
The Noorderzon Performing arts Festival. Every year in the 3th week of August for 10 days the Noorderplantsoen park is a melting pot of (outdoor or in tents) theatre, culture, music and more creative happenings. You can order tickets or just eat and wine at the several terraces.
The festival season will be closed with a nice Pop festival with good (international) line up. www.kadepop.nl.
Rrrrollend Groningen a lovely foodfestival at the Ossenmarkt. Relaxed and nonconformal, live music and good food and drinks. What else do you need?
There are several really good theatres in Groningen which have a various program! Cabaret, stand up comedians, music and modern dance. Entertainment on a high level for everybody.
Near the Loge there is the large City Theatre (Stadsschouwburg)with a large location also near the Loft, the Oosterpoort.
At the Grote Markt there is a more alternative theatre with small podia at www.grandtheatregroningen.nl
We always have a lack of time, but we love to go to the cinema. More alternative cinema is Images at Groninger Forum. We love it!
If you like the more common movies, there is a large cinema near the Loft and it is called Pathé.
A lovely free walk with your dog in the Centre? And with lots of playground and free picknick areas. The Noorderplantsoen we can highly recommend! Forgot some food and drinks and want to live a healthy life style? Anat has a lovely place where you can order breakfast or ask for a food basket for a picknick: www.anat.nu.
There are also some good cafés where you can eat. Because of there good price/quality and Belgium Beers we recommend Lambik.
Take a look around at the children animal farm at Stadspark. And there is a large playground as well with a pony rental area.
Just walk around the Lake (Paterswoldse meer)
Do you like a view on the water and don’t want to walk very far? There are playgrounds as well and in the summer the beach is very popular. And you can grab a bite as well. www.paviljoenkaaphoorn.bennergroep.nl
A large walk in the forest with a place to eat and play At Paviljoen Appelbergen in Glimmen you can sit and relax in the cafe. They brew their own beers and you can order pancakes or snackbar food. There is a large playground and you can do endless walks. There are several routes.