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Hotel Corps de Garde is located in an authentic historical building in the Oude Boteringestraat. In the seventeenth century, it served as a guardhouse for the military and city watch for the protection of the city. For no less than 5,780 florins, carpenter Berent Geerts’ design became a reality. In the eighteenth century, the gable end was replaced by a cornice, which can still be clearly seen today. In the early 2000s, the building was given the poetic nickname ‘de krijgsmacht op kolommen’ (the army on columns) while Stadjers (inhabitants of Groningen) called it ‘Kortegaard’ (corruption of Corps de Garde). After a large renovation in 2021, the building was transformed into a boutique hotel in which its centuries-old elements meet our colourful modern life.

This is where past, present, and future come together. Here, we cherish the power of time—the stories and traces of the past that allow us, for a moment, to let go of our busy schedules. Hotel Corps de Garde is the perfect place for your adventure of discovering everything Groningen has to offer: this is where Groningen begins.


Hotel Corps de Garde is situated in the heart of Groningen. With its 19 rooms, it is the ideal hotel—a place where service, luxury, and connection are at the centre. It is a meeting point that allows for an unforgettable experience, at any time of the day. Here, time stands still for a moment, allowing you to experience peace and a sense of space thanks to our personal attention, in our hotel as well as at our Brasserie Corps. Enjoy a delicious, freshly prepared breakfast or lunch for an excellent start of your day as well as a moment of peace — or discover the vibrant and lively city of Groningen and experience it at its most beautiful.

We believe that if you make time for relaxation, you can return to normal life with a head full of new ideas and ambitious plans afterwards. But do promise us that, even after this unforgettable experience, you will take some time to slow down every now and then. Enjoy — that is the power of Corps de Garde.


At Brasserie Corps we also welcome guests who are not staying at the hotel, so they can enjoy a delicious, lavish breakfast or a freshly prepared lunch. On top of that, you can enjoy a creamy cappuccino, an excellent glass of wine, or a craft beer at any time of the day. In the evening, we serve a wide array of drinks and bar snacks.

Have a look on our lunch menu  Have a look on our drinks menu


Personal attention and traditional hospitality form the basis for our nineteen renovated idyllic hotel rooms. Here, you can find time for yourself and for each other—in order to truly enjoy being together. Escape the daily hustle and bustle and put your busy life on hold for a moment— a moment to stop grinding, and instead take the time for some well-deserved rest. You decide how you spend your time—we created the perfect room for it. Still want to get some work done? Business guests will find a pleasant and quiet workspace at Corps de Garde where new ideas and inspiration will start to flow.

Have a look at our rooms

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