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Markets & shopping

Groentekraam Markt

Groningen is a great city to go shopping. It has a large variety of shops from chain stores to small boutiques, so there is really something for everybody. You will find most of the shops in the city centre, surrounded by the canals, all within a nice walking distance of each other.

Opening hours

The opening hours for most of the shops in Groningen are the following:

Monday13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday10:00 - 18:00
Thursday10:00 - 21:00
Friday10:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 18:00

Opening hours can of course differ from the ones mentioned above.


Besides shops, Groningen also has some nice markets for you to discover. Shopping at one of the markets does not only offer you a lot of great (local) products, it is also very ‘gezellig’ as we say in Dutch. People often have a chat with each other, have a snack together at one of the stands and everybody is in a good mood. Have a look below to see when and where you can find the markets.

Day & timeLocationWhat to expect?

Tuesday, Friday
and Saturday

09:00 - 17:00

Grote Markt, Vismarkt and A-KerkhofOne these days you can find the biggest market, with approximately 180 stands. A real hotspot to visit in Groningen and a great place to do some shopping.


09:00 - 17:00

Vismarkt and A-KerkhofThis market is a bit smaller than the one on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, but still very nice to visit. Together with the shops, the market creates a very good atmosphere in the city centre.

10:00 - 18:00
Grote MarktThis is the smallest market, but very useful if you are looking to buy groceries, fabrics or clothing.
First Sunday
of the month

12:00 - 17:00
VismarktOnce a month you can also visit the market on Sunday. This market has various stands, of which some sell organic products.
Every second Saturday
of the month

10:00 - 16:00
HarmoniepleinThis market is the Ommelandermarket. This market is a great place to get familiar with Groningen, since the stands only sells local products. A must see when you are in Groningen on the second Saturday of the month!