What to do this weekend in Groningen and Drenthe: six tips for fun excursions

Experience what life in the prison is like during the prison day, go spotting mushrooms, visit different gardens, buy stewed pears or stroll through the largest market in the Nordics.

Come and sit in the Prison Museum with impunity

The prison museum in Veenhuizen organizes Saturday a prison day . You can experience what happens when you break the law; from police investigation to trial, from detention to release and beyond…

Explore the ME prison, visit a real villain bus, be sniffed by a drug dog, hear the story of an ex-con, watch a real trial in court at the museum or take a look inside a real prison.

Autumn garden marathon in Groningen, Drenthe and Northwest Lower Saxony

The foundation Het Tuinpad Op/In Nachbars Garten organizes a series of garden marathons every year. During such a weekend, a selection of the associated gardens can be visited without having to make an appointment. The participating gardens open their garden gates from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Entry varies: free, a cash amount or a free gift.

The autumn garden marathon in the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe and in northwestern Lower Saxony is on Saturday and Sunday. The list of open gardens is continuously updated and can be found at hettuinpadop.nl. This page also contains detailed descriptions and pictures of the gardens.

Auction of the stewed pears and fair of five yards

Pick your own stewed pears? It is possible on Saturday in Ruinerwold. From 9, the auctioneer leaves at the height of Doctor Larijweg 1 for his trip along the 7 kilometer long Doctor Larijweg. Around 1,200 pear trees of old varieties are waiting by the roadside to be stripped of their fruit. You can bid on a tree (they are auctioned) and then you have all day, armed with ladders, rakes and sails, to get the bulb out of the tree.

There is a special “kids auctioneer” for the kids where only children are allowed to bid on the pear trees to learn how bidding and auctioning work. Not only pear pickers can visit Ruinerwold on the day, there is also plenty to do for non-pickers. For example, beautiful and tasty stalls with rural products have been set up on 5 farms. There is a “Return and Peer” service where you can be transported along Larijweg and get off wherever you want. There is a kindergarten with cool bulb games and where the children can ride bulbs. Also nice to take a look if you still have time!

The Nordics’ largest market

Below Groninger market days, Sunday and Monday, there is something for every taste to find and experience. Whether you are a fan of vintage and handmade products or you like antiques, books or records, you will find it all here.

Take a walk around the goods market, take a look at the flea market and pass by the many stall workers at the market. Are you curious about what our province has to offer? In the provincial square you will find a world of regional products from the city and the surrounding area. Fish lovers can indulge themselves at the fishing grounds with fresh fish and smokehouses. Music, a children’s program and various food trucks complete this two-day event.

The weekend of science: The world of archaeology

Are you curious about the science behind archeology and what an archaeologist does? This weekend is your chance! Visit Hunebedcentrum in Borger on Saturday and Sunday in the world of archaeology. Walk around the new excavation site or see finds under a microscope.

Archaeologists are present in the museum especially for the Weekend of Science. Are you curious about the science behind archaeology? Do you like to discover for yourself, but also want to hear from the scientist? Then this is your chance! Access to the activity is free with the purchase of a ticket to Hunebedcentrum. Museum card holders and children under the age of 3 have free entry.

Mushroom viewing in Trimunt

The mushroom season starts again with the heavy rain. On Sunday at 2 pm you can spot mushrooms with IVN at Trimunt on Kloosterweg in Marum.

The recent rain has ensured that the mushrooms can grow well. Trimunt is largely the place where many mushrooms can be found. This is due to the variety of trees that grow there. Children are welcome with mum and dad or grandparents. You can register at Gerda Westhof: gerdawestvanfast@gmail.com.

You can find more excursions at dvhn.nl/agenda

You can register for an event via uitservice.nl

Leave a Comment