This tour is available in English and Dutch.
Groningen: The Middle Ages 1200-1500
The walking tour named “Guesthouse tour”
The guesthouse is also called in other cities “hofje”, in the Middle Ages a guesthouse was a house where people who were ill, poor or pilgrims could find a place to sleep or to live for a time.
The oldest guesthouse in Groningen, “Pelstergasthuis” 1267 probably was built for pilgrims.
After 1600 a guesthouse got more and more the function of houses for aged people.
I would like to show you the most famous “hofjes” with there beautiful gardens.
- Pelstergasthuis 1267
- Pepergasthuis 1405
- Jacob en Anna Gasthuis 1494
- St.Anthony Gasthuis 1517
Nick Landman 62 years old. I was a teacher of history for 12 years on a school for students of 12-17 years old.
This year I stopped and I would like to tell and share the story to everybody who likes to learn something about the history of my city Groningen.
I have offered this walking tour to my friends, they learned so many things about the beautiful city Groningen, they said to me after the tour.
The Middle Ages 1000-1500 is my favorite subject, the time of building many cities in the Netherlands, my students made short movies about the Guesthouses in Groningen and they liked it very much.
Interested? Reserve your spot
Remember the guides work under donations. Only we ask €1 per person (booking costs). Feel free to tip the guide after the tour!
The minimum number of persons to book this tour is 2 persons.
2 reviews on “The Middle Ages Groningen 1200-1500”
Chris Brugman – 2018/01/29•Pros
Nick really knows hi’s stuff. He is a great guide. Very enthusiastic, interesting and kind. We have a great time on his tour.
Nick, glad to have you aboard. ? Enjoy your free tours in Groningen.