Frozen Canal, Groningen, the Netherlands. Looking at a map of the Netherlands, Groningen seems a long way from anywhere – looks can be deceiving... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/the-netherlands/the-north-and-east/groningen-city#ixzz3Lhd5603y
Vesting (Fort) Bourtange, Netherlands (photo: Wortman) Fort Bourtange is a moated, star-shaped fort in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, The Netherlands. Fort Bourtange was built in 1593 in order to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. It is now a historical museum.