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Groningen is the capital city of Holland's Groningen province (southwestern Netherlands). By population (around 220,000 (metro over 360,00) is ranked northern Holland's largest city. The Groningen-Assen metro area has population over 0,5 million. Groningen is famous as an university city with around 60,000 students.
The settlement was founded in the 3rd-century and first mentioned as town in the early-11th-century. By late--13th-century it developed as a major shipping trade hub and was heavily fortified (with a surrounding stone-made city wall). City's heydays were in the 15th-century when Groningen became Friesland's capital. University of Groningen was opened in 1614. During the Battle of Groningen (April 1945, at the end of WW2) the Old Town was heavily bombed and largely destroyed.
City's largest companies are Noordhoff Uitgevers (publishing), Royal Theodorus Niemeyer (tobacco), Menzis (health insurance), Hooghoudt (distillery) and the gas companies GasTerra and GasUnie. The economy is also dependent on business services, especially life sciences, energy, environment and tourism. Hospitality (hotel and catering) Industries also form a considerable part of city's current-day economy. The best-known museums are Groninger Museum, university museum, comics museum, graphics museum, maritime museum.
Port Groningen cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Groningen, Holland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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A Scottish marine services company is currently considering the launch of a new ferry service between Rosyth-Edinburgh and Groningen Holland. ...August 21, 2019
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