Dutch ancestry tour: Groningen


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for kids.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 4



Dutch (fluent), English (conversational), French (basic), German (conversational)

Find your Groningen roots

If your ancestors lived in Groningen, in the north of The Netherlands, I can show you around and take you to the places where your ancestors lived. As a northerner with a long history of living in the province of Groningen, I can help you find your way in this beautiful and quiet part of our country. As a preparation for the tour I can do some research on your ancestry, if provided with sufficient information.
Groningen is a good starting point but other starting points are possible, like Appingedam or even Leeuwarden or Assen.
This tour can be combine with other ancestry tours (Friesland, Drente) and any other tour I offer.
This tour can be combined with the Drenthe ancestry tour or with any other tour I offer. I am very flexible.


This tour is offered for anyone with ancestors from Groningen. I will take you to your roots and show you around the region.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

The tour is cancelled when the circumstances are too dangerous(snowstorms, storms over 7 bft).


Air conditioned, non smoking Toyota Avensis Wagon (2010), for up to three passengers (4 passengers is possible, but not very convenient). At additional cost I can rent a van for up to 8 passengers.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: At least 16 hours of genealogical research, 4 hrs time for preparing the tour, 8 hrs of guiding through the area you like to visit.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euro - Per person costs for food and drinks (incl. lunch or dinner). Extra guided tours are not included, as it is not clear yet what the itinerary will include.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Admission fees, fuel if we drive over 100 km.

A Recent Review of this tour

Yaap exceeded our expectations, he arranged to pick us up from the hotel in Amsterdam and an unplanned boat ride of Amsterdam harbor that were not a part of our 12 day tour of Belgium/Netherlands. During our time with Yaap, we visited most if not all of the locations where we had Ancestral ties. We visited churches that were attended by out grandparents and great grandparents. He described the social environment in the early 1800's when our ancestors decided to migrate to the United States.
Donald Bolt

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