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In general

Groningen and surrounding. 

Groningen is a city with an unique atmosphere: there is the old centre with the Martini tower, the old characteristic houses and the different museums of which the Groninger Museum rising from the water is especially unique.

Nice shops, beautiful old and new architecture, green gardens and parks: Groningen has it all!

There's also lots to do in the evening: Groningen is a student-city and therefore many possibilities to go out like theatre, cinema, pubs and disco where you can party till dawn.

Groningen also has its special events like Noorderzon, Eurosonic/Noorderslag and Noorderlicht: these events make Groningen a city for everyone who likes theatre, art, music, sports and culture.


The surrounding of Groningen offers much for someone who likes to be active. The landscape is extremely suitable for biking, hiking and water sports. Nearby the city you find the Hoornse Plas and the Paterswoldse Lake which are both suitable for swimming, surfing or sailing.

From Groningen it is easy to go to one of the Wadden Islands, Schiermonnikoog. Take the car, bus and boat and enjoy the calm of this island.


Groningen: the place to be.