The daffodils, tulips, and crocuses bedecking the city of Groningen can only mean one thing: this coming Friday is the moment when Spring really bursts through Groningen with the Good Friday flower market. Yearly, more then a thousand people (for a good part German tourists) and hundreds of thousands of plants will make their appearance in the city for the Bloemenjaarmarkt.
The ‘Bloemetjesmarkt’ is held every year on the Friday before Easter and is by far the biggest flower and plant market in the north of the Netherlands.
Fresh cut flowers, houseplants, bulbs of all kinds; seeds, garden and pot plants. On the 19th April, this coming Friday, it’s time again for bargain hunting and strolling through acres of flowers. From 09:00 to 18:00, a sea of colour will flood the Vismarkt, Akerkhof, Grote Markt; Waagplein, and the Oude Ebbingestraat. More than 100 stall holders will be offering their wares, according to the gemeente Groningen.
Due to the market, the northern side of the Akerkhof, the Vismarkt, Guldenstraat; northern end of the Grote Markt, and the Oude Ebbingestraat will be closed between 07:00 and 18:30- for cyclists as well as cars. Naturally, a diversion will be in place.
For those coming from outside of the city, it is recommended that you park at either the Euroborg, the Bornholmstraat/Osloweg or the Kardinge P+R, and catch a shuttle bus. Naturally, the parking garages within the city will be open, but they are expected to be exceptionally busy.