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Stoker & Brander

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The two recently finished residential towers are called the Stoker & Brander and are both aproximately 80 meters high. These two towers are situated next to the Euroborg stadium, home of Groningen's soccer-club FC Groningen.

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A: Stoker & Brander

by Frank van Tol, 40 meters away

The two recently fi nished residential towers are called the Stoker & Brander and are both aproxi...

Stoker & Brander

B: Bouma Boulevard, Groningen

by Mark Bruggema, 60 meters away

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C: Entree Wolff Bioscoop, Groningen

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D: Europapark Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 370 meters away

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Europapark Groningen

E: Europapark, Groningen

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Europapark, Groningen

Europapark, Groningen

F: DUO Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 590 meters away

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G: New office-building DUO Kempkensberg

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New office-building DUO Kempkensberg

H: Porsche Showroom Groningen

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I: View on Groningen from the DUO-building

by Frank van Tol, 760 meters away

View on the city of Groningen from the 24th floor of the new building of DUO (a Dutch governmental or...

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J: Old entrance 'Van Mesdagkliniek' Groningen

by Frank van Tol, 980 meters away

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