Including surrounding areas of Appingedam, Slochteren, Emden, Sappemeer, Hinte, Bedum, Hoogezand, Winschoten, Wirdum, Oosterpark, Oude Pekela, Korrewegwijk, Veendam, Groningen, Winsum, Haren, Bunde, Zuidlaren, Upgant-Schott, Jemgum, Aduard, Marienhafe, Osteel, Borkum, Weener, Rechtsupweg, there are over 1,403 members and growing every day.
A series of medieval conflicts between the two cities were key to shaping the history of the region, and both modern-day Delfzijl and Appingedam are well worth a day out.
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By Thomas Ansell Groningen is a mere 30 kilometres away from the Wadden Sea, and the trading history of the city is intertwined with its proximity to the seaport of Delfzijl, which is the largest port in the north.
Just a short walk from the station, over the sea dyke, the is perched on stilts and offers sweeping views of the waters of the North Sea (which were steel-grey on the particular day I visited).
The hotel, which is currently run by Bert and Jannie Boer and was the only hotel in the Netherlands literally located on the water when it was built in the 1960s, is an excellent place for a coffee and getting a lungful of sea air, especially from its renovated terrace which reopened in June. Wander from the hotel past the small but well-kept public beach and awe-inspiringly large port, and the restaurant suddenly appears, seemingly floating in the sea.