Walking Tour

The Middle Ages Groningen 1200-1500

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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

About me

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.

  • Price €1 per person
  • Location / Region Netherlands/ Groningen
  • Tour duration 2 hours
  • Hotspots Martinitoren, Pelstergasthuis, Jacob en Anna Gasthuis, St.Anthony Gasthuis and Pepergasthuis
  • Languages English, Dutch


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.


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  • Chris Brugman – 2018/01/29

    Rating: 5 / 5

    Nick really knows hi’s stuff. He is a great guide. Very enthusiastic, interesting and kind. We have a great time on his tour.

  • ChidoTours

    Rating: 4 / 5

    Nick, glad to have you aboard. ? Enjoy your free tours in Groningen.

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