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#TheCityIsOurCampus: 15th to 17th December

Date:14 December 2017
Winterwelvaart near the canals
Winterwelvaart near the canals

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Experience a Christmas market like no other at Winterwelvaart. Especially for WinterWelVaart, the ships at the Hoge der A will be lit and open to visit. Concerts and games will be hosted in the nearby areas. Friendly advice: gluhwein is delicious, but have too much of it and the next day will be terrible for you..


For the fourth time, the spectacular light show Orbitfest is hosted in the city centre. This year’s theme will be ’Heliopolis, City of the Future’. From 15 to 17 December between 15:00-22:00 you can experience the Groningen of the future with an expo of extraordinary lighting works along with experiments in the winter lab, flash talks and workshops


Learning Dutch and a fan of karaoke? The USVA hosts a karaoke night with Dutch music, specifically for international students. Want to get in the holiday mood early? Join the Christmas movie-night!

Martini Christmas market

Winterwelvaart is not the only Christmas market in Groningen this weekend. A unique Christmas market is hosted within the historical Martinichurch. There's more than just stalls and (delicious) food, the church's windows make for a great light show during the market.

Visit the best cocktail bar in the Netherlands

Groningen is the proud host of Mr Mofongo, recently chosen as the best cocktail bar in the Netherlands. Be sure to stop by for a cocktail and stare in awe at the robot-arm that mixes your cocktail or pours you a glass of wine. Mr Mofongos is a great idea for a date!


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