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Location information for Groningen Airport

Netherlands’ Groningen Airport Eelde is a civilian airport that services the city of Groningen. It serves flights to European holiday destinations as well as other cities throughout the continent. The airport is located in the town of Eelde, nearly six miles south of the city centre, making it convenient to travel with car hire in Groningen Airport.

Groningen Airport facilities

The airport has one passenger terminal building and is also home to the KLM and Dutch flight academies. There are six check-in desks, two gates and one hotel on site as well as a restaurant, a shop and wireless internet service. Car rental in Groningen Airport is on offer through well-known agents.

Groningen Airport excursions

Highway A28 connects the airport to the city, making it easy for car hire drivers to find their way. Groningen is the main transport hub in the northern Netherlands and many come here to visit nearby attractions such as the Dutch fort at Bourtange or the castle in Uithuizen. The city has a few draws of its own, such as Martini Tower, which offers great views of the city.

Best time to visit

Groningen experiences warm summers and cold winters, but it can be enjoyed at any time of the year. The winters are colder than those of many other Dutch cities and at night, temperatures can go down to ?10°C, while summers generally never see the mercury rising higher than 22°C. Spring and early summer can see a lot of rain, making July, August and September the best times to visit.

Car rental in Groningen Airport

The historic city centre is surrounded by canals and is mostly traffic-free, making the best way to get around on foot. The roads outside of the centre and surrounding the city are top-notch, making car hire in Groningen Airport best suited for touring these areas. Visitors should compare car hire choices beforehand to grab the best rates.