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Where to Stay - Hotels

Groningen has excellent hotels, in modern or historic buildings in the city, most of these are within walking distance of the congress venue. 

There are two ways of booking your hotel arrangement 

1. You can make reservations yourself through the booking sites that are on the internet. In that case you can make your own trade-offs between price, conditions for cancellations and the moment you book your hotel accommodation; 

2. You can make reservations via the Groningen Congres Bureau (GCB) of the University of Groningen. The GCB  blocked a sufficient number of rooms in selected hotels for the period of the congress and arranged special prices for participants who reserve via the GCB booking site. The advantage is that the availability of the rooms are guaranteed and that prices are fixed. That also counts for cancellation conditions. Cancellation will be accepted until one week for arrival without costs. 

Please note that hotel accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Early booking is recommended.

To get access to the reservation module of the GCB follow this link. For questions, please write an email to els@gcb.nl.
The GCB uses the following conditions 
1. All prices are per room per night and are including full buffet breakfast, service, VAT and city tax.
2. For hotel reservations, the UVH (Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry) apply. These will be sent to you on request.
3. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to arrival cannot be accepted.
The GCB blocked the rooms with arrival on August 28, 2017 and departure on September 2, 2017. But in case you want to come earlier, because of the festivities around 'Bommen Berend' or Noorderzon, or stay longer, this is off course possible. GCB will handle your request.
As soon as you make your reservations via the GCB reservation link, you receive a confirmation via email. 

Selected hotels by GCB

4 star hotels

NH Groningen Hotel****
Single room  € 140,15
Twin room   € 160,30
The NH Groningen hotel gets full marks for location. Leisure travellers love that it’s an easy walk into the center, where must-see sights include the Martinitower, Cartoon Museum and the Groninger Museum of Art.  The hotel has 127 rooms – many of them with sweeping views across the city. Whether you’re staying in a Standard or Superior room, you’ll find an uncluttered, modern space decked out in green and white. The hotel has a small selection of function rooms on the 10th floor, where business meetings and events come with a grandstand city view. There’s a huge buffet breakfast, while dinner is an international affair. 
Address: Hanzeplein 132  9713 GW Groningen 
Distance to congress location: 15 minute walk

NH Hotel de Ville****
Single room  € 150,15  
Twin room   € 170,30
NH Hotel De Ville is located in a side street of the Grote Markt, one of the few streets in the city centre where the façades are still entirely intact. During the designing of the hotel, the owners considered how they would want it to be if they were guests, and this is evident from the quality of each room and suite, the restaurant, sunroom, and bar; from the fresh eggs and home-baked rolls, to the comfortable beds and heated towels.
Address: Oude Boteringestraat 43  9712 GD Groningen  
Distance to congress location: 4 minute walk

Hotel Mercure Groningen Martiniplaza****
Standard single    € 105,00
Twin, single use  € 115,00
Privilege single   € 135,00
Hotel Mercure Groningen Martiniplaza is located at the A7, exit 36, away from the city bustle, yet in the vicinity of friendly outdoor cafés and the Groningen Museum. Each of the modern and comfortable rooms has a hotel safe, ADSL, Wi-Fi and mini bar. If you want to add just that little zest to your stay, book a privilege room provided with unlimited Internet access, magazines and newspapers, a bottle of mineral water, bathrobe and shower slippers. 
Address: Expositielaan 7  9727 KA Groningen 
Distance to congress location: 26 minutes by Public Transport

Apollo Hotel Groningen****
Single room     € 128,15 
Twin room       € 146,30
Deluxe single   € 143,15
Deluxe twin     € 161,30
Sleeping is travelling to the world that exists in your dreams. Apollo Hotel Groningen is located in the special and contemporary designed ‘La Liberté’ building in the south-west of the city. The city park and Gasunie are within walking distance from the four-star hotel, and the old and beautiful city centre is just 10 minutes away by bike. The hotel has standard and deluxe rooms, suites and apartments. All rooms have comfortable beds, air conditioning, a flat screen television and coffee and tea facilities. The hotel has a gym, a restaurant, outdoor café and private car park. Free wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel.
Address: Laan van de Vrijheid 91  9728 GA Groningen
Distance to congress location: 26 minutes by Public Transport 

Prinsenhof Hotel****
Single room    € 199,00
Double room  € 219,00
The rooms of Prinsenhof Hotel are all different. Size, layout, historic details: they all vary. Still, there are similarities. All rooms’ detailing is of high quality. They offer contemporary amenities, as free WiFi, and each room boasts a bed that is fit for royalty. What about a room featuring beams that are centuries old? Or with a rain shower that offers full view on the Martini Tower? Would you like to wake up overlooking the Prinsenhof rosegarden? And would you prefer our ground floor junior suite? Or the 70 square meter Loft Suite? 
Address: Martinikerkhof 23  9712 JH Groningen
Distance to congress location: 8 minute walk

3 star hotels
Hampshire City Hotel ***
Single room  € 119,15
Twin room   € 139,30
Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen is the ideal base for a weekend exploring Groningen and its surroundings. It is located close to the central station, so easily accessible with all the city's hotspots nearby. Every morning, a wonderful breakfast awaits you, during the week from 7:00 a.m. and from 8:00 a.m. at the weekend. The extensive breakfast buffet offers different types of bread, cheese, meat and typical Dutch specialities. For all guests at the Hampshire City Hotel – Groningen, there is a special coffee and tea service in the corridor. So you can have your own cup of coffee at any moment of the day, on any floor. 
Address: Gedempte Kattendiep 25   9711 PM Groningen 
Distance to congress location: 14 minute walk

Hampshire Hotel Groningen***
Standard Single   € 107,65
Standard Twin    € 125,80
Comfort Single   € 122,65
Comfort Twin     € 140,80
In the heart of the city of Groningen, the Hampshire Hotel – Groningen Centre has an extremely favourable location. The hotel has 77 comfortable hotel rooms and four fully furnished apartments. All rooms have a spacious bathroom with shower and toilet, a desk, LCD TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have air-conditioning. As the hotel is perfectly situated - inside the canals and just 10 minutes’ walk from the Central Railway Station and the Groninger Museum - this is the ideal place for a visit to Groningen. Opposite the hotel, over the walkway across the water, is where the music centre and theatre De Oosterpoort is located.  
Address: Radesingel 50   9711 EK Groningen 
Distance to congress location: 16 minute walk

Martini Hotel***
Single room  € 92,65
Twin room    € 105,80 
Hospitality and personal attention are paramount in our comfortable hotel. The Hotel is only a stone’s throw from the famous Martini Tower and the hotel is accessible both day and night. All of the rooms are cosy and comfortable and all have their own bathroom with shower and toilet. The front desk is open 24 hours a day and there is always a willing receptionist to answer your questions.
Address: Gedempte Zuiderdiep 8   9711 HG Groningen
Distance to congress location: 13 minute walk

Asgard Hotel ***
Single room    € 111,65
Twin room     € 129,80
This stylish hotel in the museum district of Groningen offers environmentally conscious accommodation and a trendy interior, decorated with natural elements. The Asgard Hotel combines the use of ecological materials with the exhibition of modern art to create an unique hotel concept. The hotel is situated in a characteristic building, dating back to 1935 and blending its original, architectural features with contemporary design. You can make use of the sport facilities of Train More, just a few minutes by foot from the hotel. Nice detail, the fitness is located in the old post office of Groningen, a beautiful building!
Address: Ganzevoortsingel 2-1   9711 AL Groningen 
Distance to congress location: 10 minute walk

Schimmelpenninck Huys***
Cosy single room       € 100,15 
Charme single room   € 110,15 
Charme twin room     € 125,80 
Deluxe single room   € 130,15 
Deluxe twin room     € 145,80
The Schimmelpenninck Huys at the Oosterstraat is a nostalgic castle in the middle of the city. You are very welcome for a drink, a simple lunch, or extensive dinner in the spacious outdoor café, the attractive sunroom, or in one of the two restaurants. Spend the night in style in one of the comfortable hotel rooms or classic suites. The building has been brought back to its original state and is permeated with a rich history. A wonderful location from which to explore Groningen.
Address: Oosterstraat 53   9711 NR Groningen
Distance to congress location: 11 minute walk

Hotel Corps de Garde***
Balken room(single) € 117,65
Single room              € 152,15
The historic city hotel Corps de Garde is located in the very heart of the bustling and charming city of Groningen. The historic elements are still visible in our recently renovated rooms and the combination of designer furniture and Auping beds results in a unique ambiance. Book a deluxe room styled by Bart Vos (Maupertuus) or spend the night in a standard deluxe room with authentic joist ceiling. Each of our rooms is distinctive, so that you can enjoy plenty of variety during your stay here! Corps de Garde; feels like home.
Address: Oude Boteringestraat 74   9712 GN Groningen 
Distance to congress location: 4 minute walk

University Hotel***
Single room  € 79,65 
Twin room   € 110,30
The University Hotel Groningen is beautifully and centrally located in the vicinity of the magnificent old Academy building. The hotel has rooms that have been recently renovated. All rooms have a shower, lavatory, TV, telephone and free Internet. During your stay you can use computers in the lounge and WiFi for free. In the cosy lounge, with a fireplace, you can drink a nice cup of coffee, tea or a drink
Address: Kleine Kromme Elleboog 7-B   9712 BS Groningen 
Distance to congress location: 2 minute walk

The Student hotel Groningen    
Single room   No price available yet
Twin room   No price available yet
The newest hotel is designed to be unlike any other experience in the city. With its ultra-modern looks, warm, energetic vibe and bustling common areas, it's an awesome space to chill and relax, or to mingle and connect with like-minded travellers, inspiring professionals and curious students. Centrally located in the hip and artistic Ebbingekwartier, it’s the perfect launchpad for adventures in this youthful, cultural city. Explore car-free Groningen center by foot or bicycle, or stay put and hang out with new friends.
Address: Boterdiep 9, 9712LH Groningen
Distance to congress location: 8 minute walk

Bud Gett Hostels 
Single room   € 64,00 
Twin room    € 73,00 
Cheap overnight stops with extensive service. That makes our concept perfect for a city trip in Groningen. With the main square just around the corner, we can offer you accommodation in the centre of town. Beds are available for travellers, school trips, backpackers, elderly, hip youngsters, in short, for everyone!  You can get a bed in a shared dormitory; Fluffy towels & bed linen, Shower & toilet in each room and corridor, Free Wi-Fi, Free use of computers & internet, Lockers & Air-Conditioning 
Address: Rademarkt 3-3A 9711 CS Groningen 
Distance to congress location: 13 minute walk

View the way from your hotel to the venue with google maps

Congress Venue: Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, NL-9712 CP Groningen, The Netherlands.
To view your way, enter the university building and the address of your hotel. http://www.rug.nl/staff/location/1111