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Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys Groningen

City centre, walking distance from Central Station


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Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys has a rich history that dates back to the 12th century. The hotel is listed as one of the ten most important historic monuments of the city and owes its name to Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, the Grand Pensionary of the Batavian Republic. In the Barokzaal (Baroque Room) the portraits of four politicians, of whom Schimmelpenninck is one, grace the uniquely decorated ceiling. In the hotel lounge you can relax in one of the wonderful armchairs or sofas. This area is gorgeously decorated in _Art Nouveau _style. On nice days you can spend the afternoon or evening in the lovely French courtyard, and on rainy days the sunroom will offer you a beautiful view of the garden.

The 3-star hotel has single and double rooms, as well as 8 romantically decorated executive suites. All rooms are equipped with a bathroom featuring a bath, a shower and a toilet. The rooms are fitted with a television and a telephone and guests can make use of wireless internet in the hotel. In addition, the hotel offers facilities such as a laundry service and room service. You can keep your valuables in a safe. Please note that some rooms are only accessible by stairs.

The Schimmelpenninck Huys offers facilities for meetings, presentations, or training courses. And you can soothe your body and mind with a massage or a facial treatment at the beauty salon.


Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys is located in the heart of Groningen. The city and its surroundings have much to offer. Groningen is a great place for shopping or for going out. You can take a boat trip in the summer through the old canals or enjoy a drink at one of the city's many outdoor cafés. And upon taking a stroll through the city, be sure not to miss the splendid Martinitoren on the city's central market square: the Grote Markt.

Food and Drink

In the stylishly renovated hotel you can enjoy drinks, lunch or dinner. On weekdays between 07:00 and 10:00 guests can make use of the hot and cold breakfast buffet with homemade Burgundian bread. At weekends breakfast is served from 08:00 until 11:00. You'll see the baker preparing the bread as you walk through the buffet area. Furthermore, a breakfast chef will gladly fry an egg for you on a nostalgic stove. The hotel's brasserie is open for drinks, lunch and dinner. The hotel is also known for its delicious High Teas. Schimmelpenninck Huys' very own in-house chocolatier will provide you with a delicious bonbon to accompany your cup of tea or coffee. You can also enjoy a nice drink at the hotel bar.

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Number of rooms



from 15:00 until 00:00


from 00:00 until 11:00

Important information

  • Part of the hotel has a lift, not all rooms can be accessed via the lift. The lift can be reached via the stairs and is therefore not suitable for disabled guests. There are no rooms on the ground floor.
    Please contact the hotel if you wish to book a room that can be accessed via the lift.

Children & extra beds

Children/extra beds: Children aged 11 or under can stay in the parents' room for free, providing no extra bed is required. A cot can be added in the room at a surcharge of €12.50 per night, and an extra bed can be added at €35 per night. Children aged 11 or under receive a 50% discount on breakfast and tourist tax.

  • Computer (public)

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.

  • Parking

    Car Park: The hotel has a private car park with a limited number of spaces at a surcharge of €21.50 per day. Advance reservations are required.


    Pets are allowed: Pets are allowed on request. A surcharge applies of €10 per night for small pets and €17.50 per night for large pets.

  • 24-hour reception

  • Garden

  • Groups / On request

  • Ironing service / On request

  • Laundry

  • Lift

  • Lounge

  • Luggage storage

  • Meeting/Function Room (€ 12,50 per person) / On request

  • Room service (€ 6,50 per item per day)

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast (€ 16,25 per person per night)

    Food and Drink
  • Bar

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Packed Lunch (€ 7,00 per person)

  • Restaurant

  • Leisure


    Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.

    General information
  • Function room / On request

  • Honeymoon Suite / On request

  • Reviews Hide Show

    Reviewed by 5 guests

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    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.


    K. J. van der Meijs
    Travelling alone mei 2021

    Cranky employees and terrible maintenance


    The lady behind the desk was really impolite and cranky. It was like your teacher giving you a hard time when you were young. Blaming us for not understanding the weird parking-system they use. My toilet kept flushing 24 7, you can hear that pretty good. The ceiling in the bathroom had a huge crack and water kept flowing out of that crack landing all over my bathroom. I wanted to file my complaint and there was a man behind the lobby desk that did not speak dutch or english so I was unable to give him my story. Bad, bad, bad

    “My tip: don 39 t stay here”


    Anna Bonaldi
    Travelling alone oktober 2015

    Not particularly impressed

    breakfast was good and included

    wifi not really reliable. Room was just freezing when I arrived, took one hour for temperature to rise


    DW Slaaf
    Travelling alone juli 2014

    Mooi gelegen hotel in het centrum van d stad



    Young couples januari 2014

    A friendly hotel with great character

    Friendly staff; beautiful suite (no 7) with a great jacuzzi bath and view to the Martinitoren; delicious bread at breakfast; good central location

    Noise from outside during some Saturday night celebrations disturbed our sleep. Could do with double glazing on windows.

    “My tip: Four Roses Mexican-American restaurant at the end of the street was great. ”


    Other november 2013

    Nice hotel in great location

    The room was large and the bed was very comfortable. The location is excellent, very close to shops and restaurants.

    It was difficult to get in and out of the tub to use the shower. I was above the lounge and there was a party with loud music for one of the nights. I also did not think the breakfast was worth the cost.


    Travelling alone januari 2013

    - good location, nice bed, quiet, friendly staff

    - very ppor breakfast for more than 16E!! The worst minus point

    “My tip: - not to have breakfast in the hotel:-)”


    Friends december 2012


    Good clean and spacious rooms

    No cofeee maker even in such cold climate. I woukdnt want to go to restaurant dressing up just for coffee


    Older couples september 2012

    Very nice atmospheric hotel

    Got a free upgrade to a fantastic suite with jacuzzi. Room was great. Got discount at parking garage.

    Pricey breakfast

    “My tip: Very nice atmospheric hotel. ”


    Older couples juli 2012

    Wonderful location and ambience

    Terrific location. Excellent service at the front desk Helpful information. Great jacuzzi Nicely furnished room Comfortable bed

    Breakfast charge of 16 Euros was exorbitant. Needless to say, we did not have breakfast at the hotel. Room had towels and bathrobe for 1 guest. Additional towels were brought up quickly. Pillows were uncomfortable, seemed like cheap quality. Comforter sheet was very clean but had holes. Wireless internet service was terrible. Each time I went online, I was disconnected after a few minutes and had to reconnect, to be disconnected again. Very disruptive. Maybe the room location was at fault?

    “My tip: See comments under plus and minus points”


    Older couples september 2011

    Great location with excellent accommodations

    Nice hotel with good amenities, friendly staff and located one bock from the market.


    Friends september 2011

    The Place to stay in Groningen

    Staff is great and location is superb, the accomodation is always fantastic as well and the breakfast is very good too


    Christiaan C.S. Verspeet
    Travelling alone juni 2011

    quiet place, nice historical building, gives a "at home" feeling

    no toothbrushes in the room


    Paul Cleary
    Other maart 2011

    It was a real joy to stay in such a well-kept, well-run hotel

    Excellent service and standard of English Beautifully maintained historic building Located in the centre of town Real vaue for money Own bakery adjoining the breakfast room - what could be fresher! The beautifully ornate fixtures in the bathroom

    Tiny points which prevented me from giving it a 10 TV remote was broken which meant sitting one metre away from TV if you wanted to watch There was no wall mirror in the bathroom, just a pedestal mirror. OK for shaving for me but I can imagine ladies would require something bigger


    Twan Schellekens
    Travelling alone september 2010

    Nice restaurant, room worn off, for budget traveller

    Nice friendly restaurant, good price/quality rate

    tried to book an arrangement: room+ diner , received cancellation call: room not available, Booked diner and same room separately (10 Euro +) room was available !.


    Mary Bing
    Friends april 2010

    close and friendly

    Very large, comfortable room with an amazing bathroom, the staff were helpful and friendly. The hotels location was very central to everything in town.


    Young couples februari 2010

    very nice hotel

    excellent location in the city centre; beautiful historic building and interior; particularly recommendable in summer because of wonderful courtyard/patio; we had a very nice room on third floor with a huge terrasse overlooking the courtyard; the room was simple but spacious and spotless clean; spacious bathroom with bath and shower; excellent breakfast

    incredibly steep stairs leading to third floor (we had room 51) that require sporty climbing to get to the room (only feasible with light luggage !!); if you choose a twin bed room, be aware that beds are on rolls and drift apart with the slightest movement; very noisy on Friday and Saturday night (young people shouting in the streets - you can hear them even with the windows closed in winter !)


    Tom Leemhuis
    Young couples oktober 2009

    good and needs work

    location, bed quality and food service very well done

    hallway odor, front desk closure on arrival .....poor


    Families with young children september 2009

    Disappointing night at Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys

    Good service in the restaurant.

    Room was spotty and had only windows to a ventilation shaft/emergency escape stairway with no sunlight visible, very claustrophobic room. The décor, though, was fancy. The room was twin even though we asked for a double. Breakfast was of poor quality, nothing fresh was available (vegetables, fruit etc.), bread served on the table was still frozen from inside. When checking out the receptionist tried to â˜accidentally♠charge 50 euro extra on my card. Luckily I noticed before pushing ok on the PIN machine.


    petur van den berg
    Friends augustus 2009

    luxury and quiet in the heart of groningen

    nice classic hotel. some rooms have a view on the nice garden in the central square of the hotel. cool (semi-)antique interior. gold and marble in the bathroom give you the feeling of luxury. friendly personnel. quiet. cozy


    Karen Broekhuizen
    Young couples augustus 2009

    Beautiful ambiance, but breakfast can be improved.

    The environment, the location in Groningen. The ambiance and the garden in the middle. Furthermore, the furnishment in the rooms: very romantic.

    Unclarity at breakfast (what to get where/where to sit) and not enough bread, glasses and spoons. Service when having lunch in the garden can get better too (long waiting, putting the bill on roomnumber).


    Families with older children augustus 2009

    I don't come again

    some effort but not overlooked the most important part - a quiet night of sleep!

    noisy compressor all night and hot water pipes in the floor which heat up the room without a proper window to open up all the way.


    andrew shaw
    Groups juni 2009

    Unique hotel

    Very unique hotel, not the usual chrome and plastic!

    No parking but it is arranged close by and stairways to rooms are very steep and narrow which with luggage makes things exciting!


    kathryn lee
    Travelling alone december 2008

    charming, friendly, unique and useful location!!!

    charming public spaces and clean comfortable rooms, light, open and individual each one (i\'ve stayed before). excellent staff, good food esp. the breakfasts (fresh baked on premises breads etc.) it\'s one of the nicest hotels I\'ve stayed in (biz traveller) because it feels homier than the usual on the road cookie cutter hotels!!!

    paint on walls a bit in need of a refresh (in the halls and bedrooms mostly) but it\'s not really a big deal since everything you care about is clean and so nice.


    Families with older children december 2008

    Great hotel with friendly staff

    The staff were wonderful, the room beautiful and clean, the lobby great with free Internet access and available computers. We got a room with an extra bed for a child and the room was very large. The staff helped greatly by calling the airport to resolve a luggage delay.

    The beds were kind of lumpy/creaky. The breakfast was too expensive so we never tried it.


    Jan de Vries
    Travelling alone juni 2008

    Ambiance is agreeable, on the funky side. Breakfast very good; lounge and courtyard very comfortable.

    Service is spotty and my room was cramped and stuffy.

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