City of Groningen

As a lively university city, Groningen has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. It has a long and turbulent history, which becomes evident from the historic warehouses, courts and buildings. Groningen is also a city with nerve, with the most numerous examples of innovative architecture within its boundaries. In addition, it was once proclaimed the city with the best city centre in the Netherlands because of its charm. Experience all of this and explore Groningen!

Visit the the general tourism website of the city of Groningen

Conference venue ADASS 2019

The ADASS 2019 venue is MartiniPlaza in Groningen. Address: Leonard Springerlaan 2, Groningen. Phone +31 (0)50 5222777. Email:

Click here for MartiniPlaza location on google maps.

Public transportation by bus to/from MartiniPlaza

Participants of ADASS2019 will get FREE transportation in Groningen city buses! You simply show your badge (that you get during registration) to the bus driver, including the backside of the badge. Before conference registration you can simply buy a ticket from the bus driver.

Free bus transportation will not be provided for IVOA meeting participants since this meeting is in the Groningen city centre.

You may find the website very useful for planning public transportation in Groningen and in the Netherlands. The planner combines all available public transportation – trains, buses, trams, metro, and boats – to provide an optimal route. It also informs you real-time about the current delays and disruptions in public transportation.

You can also download the 9292 mobile app in Dutch or English from Google Play or App store.

Theatre room for ADASS2019 conference
Theatre foyer for ADASS2019 booths and breaks

MartiniPlaza Groningen is a multi-purpose accommodation combined with professional hospitality which provides all the space you need for meetings, conferences, (business) functions, theatre shows, trade fairs and sporting events.

MartiniPlaza is situated near the beautiful City Park (Stadspark), and is excellently located with regards to the motorway network, the railway station and Groningen Airport Eelde.