Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Education
Header image #MyUGStory: Groningen Student Blog

Results for tag:Dutch Culture

The Dutch get pretty literal with their words

Top 7 Crazy Dutch Words

Date:02 July 2020
Author:Ariana
One of the best things about the Dutch language is the amount of crazy words that exist. Here are my favorite 7.
A Bulgarian, a Spaniard, a Costa Rican, a Slovakian, a Bonairean, a Dutchie, and a Ukranian: 7 nationalities in one single picture.

6 Times I Struggled with Cultural Differences in Groningen

Date:08 June 2020
Author:Ariana
Culture shock is different for everyone. But, once you move to Groningen, culture shock might just be a completely different experience than anywhere else.
Apparently Zoom is also good for other things than just video chatting

The Stories Behind Groningen's Street Names

Date:04 June 2020
Author:Asmo
For this blog, Asmo did some research on the origins of some of Groningen’s street names. 
Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand aka The King of the Netherlands

6 Facts About the Dutch Royals to Impress Your Friends With

Date:24 April 2020
Author:Asmo
Who is the royal birthday boy who gets to throw the biggest b-day party in the world? In this blog, I have collected some lesser-known facts about the King, his family and his fortune, so that you can impress your friends with your royal knowledge.  
Myth Nr 3: There are windmills EVERYWHERE

Debunking 8 Myths About The Netherlands

Date:03 March 2020
Author:Asmo
For anyone who has not been here yet, it is easy to imagine the Netherlands as a country where people live in windmills and dance around in tulip fields in their wooden clogs. In this blog, Asmo has debunked some of the most popular myths about the Netherlands, so that you won’t arrive here in your brand new clogs and be disappointed. 
PSA: biking in the summer is much more fun than in the winter

How to survive bike life in the Netherlands

Date:10 February 2020
Author:Danique
Finding the Dutch bike culture pretty daunting? Read Danique's top 5 tips on how to survive Dutch bike life!
The Dutch grading system can be quite confusing sometimes...

What Dutch grades actually mean

Date:24 January 2020
Author:Asmo
The vast majority of students in the Netherlands are only awarded grades between 6 and 8. So what do Dutch grades actually mean? Before you have a nervous breakdown, or your parents disown you for ‘only’ getting a 7, make sure to read Asmo's blog. 
Gefeliciteerd!

How to throw a Dutch birthday party

Date:12 November 2019
Author:Danique
Gefeliciteerd! It’s your birthday. Seeing as you are living in the Netherlands, it’s time to throw a proper Dutch birthday party. Don't know how? Then Danique has you covered with this blog!
Tip 1: always send tikkies when paying for someone else

How to be cheap like a Dutchie

Date:18 October 2019
Author:Danique
Always wondered why people ask to "Go Dutch" when splitting a restaurant bill? Read Danique's blog on all the best ways to save money like a Dutchie!
Asmo as chairman of his study association board, ELSA (European Law Students Association).

Why you should join a board or committee

Date:04 October 2019
Author:The Blog team
Thinking about becoming doing something next to your studies? Asmo and Danique share their experiences in student boards and committee work.