Groningen is the northernmost province of the Netherlands. It covers a large fragment of the coast in the vicinity of the Frisian Islands and extensive, flat areas covered with meadows and arable fields.
The provincial capital is Groningen, an old university town, with the perfectly preserved Old Town and Rijksuniversiteit founded in 1614. At the Het Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum you can see an exhibition on water transport in the Netherlands.
Apart from Groningen, the region is primarily agricultural and rural. Small towns are cut with canals. The most famous of them is Appingedam with houses with characteristic additions that look like they are hanging above the water.
The most famous place on the coast is Bourtange. It is not only a popular resort with beaches, promenade and port, but also a historic seaside fort.