From the moment you step onto Oude Boteringestraat in Groningen, you are immersed in the city’s rich history. Here you can admire the oldest and best-preserved parts of the historic centre. This street is steeped in tales from the past, including the story of Professor Tjalling Joostes Halbertsma.
It was in the seventeenth century that he fell in love with the characteristic building that today is home to Hotel Halbert – inspired by the unique story of this professor, whose adventures left an indelible mark not only on this charming building, but on the entire city of Groningen.
Hotel Halbert is a delightful 4-star boutique hotel and the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a unique and authentic experience. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is the ideal base from which to explore everything Groningen has to offer.
At our hotel, on this street, you will discover a city that has evolved over the centuries but has at its heart remained the same. A city where you can enjoy culture, art, and spending time together – whether that is with your friends, colleagues, or friends. This is your sanctuary. Your inspiration and respite from the hustle and bustle of life.
Professor Halbertsma’s story continues as you explore the building and discover the various well-preserved spots. As you take a seat in the café, Halbertsma’s hospitality is still palpable. His open, welcoming, and jovial nature made him a delightful person to spend time with. And thanks to his blond, curly hair and his rosy-red cheeks, he was affectionately known as ‘blozende Tjall’, ‘blushing Tjall’. Café Tjall is therefore the perfect place to enjoy an evening in good company and with your favourite drink.
Explore the property with us and see how the old and rustic parts of the building have been preserved over the centuries and flow into a bright and modern space. Here you will find our (breakfast) lounge, the charming Café Tjall, and, of course, our rooms. We offer a variety of different rooms, including several standard rooms, a family room, and even a grande suite. All of our rooms are stylish and modern, which, in combination with the historic building, creates a wonderful atmosphere. Our rooms also include amenities to make your stay more enjoyable, such as free Wi-Fi and a comfortable bathroom.