My Groningen City Hotspot Guide

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide

As most of you guys now, my home town is Groningen City. I've lived there for 4 years, and definitely had a great time there. Before I left to start my new chapter in Washington DC, I did want to share my favorite hotspots in Groningen with you. The city of Groningen is one of the reasons why I decided to study at the University of Groningen - it has such a special atmosphere! That's why I created this Groningen City Hotspot Guide, with all my must visits in my city. I know Amsterdam is definitely more popular choice to visit in the Netherlands, but Groningen is a great city to see as well. If you've considered visited Groningen, keep reading (and if not, I hope I can convince you)!

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide


In collaboration with the University of Groningen I decided to create this Groningen Hotspot City Guide video where I show you all my favorite places to visit. Think of Westerhaven, Noorderplantsoen, the Academy Building and many other cute places! Down below I have also created an overview for you with addresses + links with extra info about the hotspots!

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide


The first hotspot I wanted to show you is Little Lovely Living. This is a super cute interior shop + café where you can find the cutes home accessories and most Instagrammable milkshakes and hot cocos! If you are a big sweet tooth, you have to visit this place! Little Lovely Living has two locations in Groningen, but my personal favorite is the one at the Astraat, because it's bigger and it has more natural daylight.

You can read the full blogpost I did on Little Lovely Living Groningen here.

Address: Astraat 16, 9718 CR Groningen

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide


If you want to keep things a little bit more healthy, Feel Good is the hotspot for you. Their menu changes twice a year and is filled with veggie burgers, smoothie bowls and banana pancakes. They also have very yummy smoothies and the girls working there are very nice. It's located right in the city centre, so you can't miss it!

You can read the full blogpost I did on Feel Good Groningen here.

Address: Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 29, 9712 EB Groningen

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide

My Groningen City Hotspot Guide


Last, but so not least: My all time favorite hotspot Vapiano. If you love Italian food, this is the place to be. I always go for the whole wheat pasta funghi and it is SO good. I could literally eat it everyday haha. The Vapiano in Groningen has a lovely roof terrace with a stunning view of the Martinitoren and is open everyday till 23:00, which is perfect for those late study sessions at the University Library. And yes, there's also a Vapiano in Washington DC and I usually go there once a week - it's a bit of an addiction, haha!

You can read the full blogpost I did on Vapiano Groningen here.

Address: Poelestraat 16-18, 9711 Groningen

Hope you enjoyed this blogpost! Also, today is my blog anniversary: exactly 3 years ago on this date, I published my very first blogpost. So much has happened since then - it was honestly the best decision I've ever made. Feeling very proud and grateful!


xo Lilia

P.S. Want to see more hotspots in Groningen? Check out this blogpost on one of my favorite vegan places to visit called Anat!

This blogpost is in collaboration with University of Groningen.


  1. November 13, 2017 / 10:07

    Oh die milkshakes zien er goed uit zeg. Heerlijk! Ik ben nog nooit in Groningen geweest maar het lijkt mij wel echt een hele mooie en gezellige stad.

    • November 20, 2017 / 23:43

      Dankjewel Marloes! <3

    • November 20, 2017 / 23:44

      Yes, great idea <3

  2. November 13, 2017 / 17:49

    Little Lovely Living is definitly my favourite in these 3, it looks so stunning!

    • November 20, 2017 / 23:45

      It is so cute indeed! xo

  3. November 13, 2017 / 20:07

    Wat ontzettend leuk om je eigen stad te zien! Je hebt zeker de leuke plekken uitgekozen. De Noorderplatsoen kun je heerlijk relaxen in de zomer vind ik.

    • November 20, 2017 / 23:46

      Dankjewel! xo

    • November 20, 2017 / 23:46

      Thanks Manon! xo

  4. November 13, 2017 / 22:16

    Hey Lilia,
    I just love your blog and all of your vlogs that you are posting!
    This Post is perfect because I´m going to amsterdam next month and I wanna explore more in the netherlands than just amsterdam!

    Keep on Being you & stay Strong!
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    • November 20, 2017 / 23:47

      Aw thank you, have fun! xo

  5. November 14, 2017 / 21:55

    Wat handig! Als ik eens naar Groningen ga, weet ik meteen dat ik naar feel good moet gaan.

    • November 20, 2017 / 23:47

      Zeker doen Yara! xo

  6. December 11, 2017 / 17:05

    Groningen is een mooie stad. Veel mooier dan Amsterdam ;-) En dankzij je blog weet ik waar ik lekker kan eten en snoepen. Thanx!

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