NH Hotel de Ville is a luxurious 4-star hotel situated in the middle of Groningen. The narrow streets house countless boutiques and university buildings. Groningen is a real student city; nearly a quarter of the city's residents are studying either at the Rijksuniversiteit or the Hanzehogeschool. Groningen is blessed with several lovely courtyards of almshouses. For instance, the Pelstergasthuis dates back to the 13th century and has fulfilled various functions over the years. Although people now reside in many of the courts and former hospitals, the courtyards have open access and tours are also frequently organised here.
Groningen has several impressive buildings, including the Martini Tower. The tower, which was once 127 metres high, was dramatically reduced in height when a bonfire (after the departure of Spanish and Walloon troops in 1577) was responsible for the partial collapse of the tower. Nowadays, the tower is 97 metres high and is a recognisable sight from many spots across the city. Lost tourists only need to raise their heads to see the tower, which will lead them to the Grote Markt square.
NH Hotel De Ville offers all the facilities you may expect from a 4-star hotel. A business centre is available to business travellers, as well as a meeting area with a view of across the city. Furthermore, the hotel offers bike hire, a laundry service, a print and fax service and a cosy bar/bistro. The rooms come with free wireless Internet, a mini-bar, a telephone with a direct external line and a safe among other things. An iron and ironing board are available on request.