Information for entrepreneurs in the city centre of Groningen

Because of the royal visitors on King’s Day – Friday April 27th 2018 - we need to take several security and traffic measures on and around King’s Day in the city centre of Groningen. These measures have consequences for entrepreneurs. Below you will find essential information as well as the letters that entrepreneurs in the city centre receive.

Route royal family
This is the route of the royal family across the city centre:

  • Martinikerkhof
  • Noordzijde Grote Markt
  • Waagplein
  • Oude Boteringestraat
  • Broerplein
  • Oude Kijk in ’t Jatstraat
  • Stoeldraaiersstraat
  • Vismarkt

Also see Programme.

Changed opening hours on King’s Day

For all entrepreneurs on or near the route, the following applies: on Friday April 27th 2018 your business may open from 1.00 pm onwards. The entrepreneurs concerned will receive a letter about this. From 6.00 am in the morning the route of our royal visitors will be completely fenced off. After 1.00 pm the fences will be removed as soon as possible.

Traffic measures

  • In the immediate surroundings of the route no driving is allowed. This concerns all vehicles, including bicycles, scooters and mopeds.
  • In the area around this inner circle cyclists are not allowed.
  • In a larger area around these two circles cars are not allowed.


For all entrepreneurs in the city centre, the following applies:

  • Your business will be difficult to reach on Friday 27th April 2018.
  • Please have your business supplied no later than Thursday April 26th.

If this causes insurmountable problems, please contact the municipality of Groningen via this telephone number: 14 050. The municipality will look into the possibilities with you.
Please remember to inform your suppliers, customers/guests and staff in time about the limited accessibility of your business on and around King’s Day.

Waste containers, rubbish bins and benches
In the weeks preceding King’s Day municipal services will remove several rubbish bins, public benches and other (street)objects in order to make room for all of the festivities and the large number of visitors. Of course, everything will be replaced after King’s Day.
The (underground) waste container in your neighbourhood may be closed on King’s Day. If this concerns you, you will be informed later on.

More information

About 2 weeks before King’s Day entrepreneurs in the city centre will receive another letter. For example, with details on the times and exact areas to which the security and traffic measures will apply. As soon as there is new information, you will also find it on: http://koningsdag.groningen.nl.

Letters sent to entrepreneurs/residents in the city centre of Groningen.
On March 12th 2018:

Questions and contact

Do you have any questions about King’s Day which have not been answered by reading the information on this website? Please contact the Klantcontactcentrum (customer care) of the municipality of Groningen, via telephone number: 14 050

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