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Nightlife in Groningen

A lot of tourist Information can easily be retrieved from websites. However, knowledge on a city’s nightlife is typically less visible, and therefore we have included some more specific information about Groningen’s nightlife. Groningen’s nightlife depends largely on its student population. Its cultural scene is vibrant and remarkable for a city of its size. In particular, the Grote Markt, the Vismarkt, the Poelestraat and Peperstraat are crowded at night, especially on Thursdays and Saturdays when some bars do not close until 7.00 AM in the morning. Some nice places:

  • De Drie Gezusters/Groote Griet/Hoppe (Grote Markt 37-39), A huge mainstream pub (some say the biggest in Europe) with various rotating bars.
  • Mr. Mofongo (Oude Boteringestraat 26). The nr. 1 cocktail bar in town.
  • De Pintelier (Kleine Kromme Elleboog 9). A pub where they serve beer and whiskey with capital B and W. Over 100 different beers and over 40 different whiskeys.
  • Het Feest (Peperstraat 7). Het Feest means ‘The Party’ in Dutch. No further explanation needed.
  • &zo (Poelestraat 53-55). A club where hipsters go.
  • Vera (Oosterstraat 44). A club for the international pop underground. This is not mainstream.
  • Warhol (Papengang 6). A clubby loungy rock pub inspired by the work of Andy Warhol.
  • Hoek (Grote Markt 34). Dutch Fast Food out of the wall.

In case of emergency

  • In case of an emergency (police, ambulance, fire department): 112
  • Police Groningen: 0900-8844
  • Doctors Service Groningen: 0900-9229 (after hours General Practitioner)

The Netherlands

Dutch weather

In May, the weather in the Netherlands typically starts to warm up as spring transitions into early summer. Daytime temperatures generally range from around 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F), although occasional warmer days reaching up to 25°C (77°F) are not uncommon. However, it's essential to be prepared for variability as temperatures can fluctuate, and showers are still frequent, but they tend to be shorter and less intense compared to the rainy periods of early spring. Overall, May in the Netherlands offers mild and pleasant weather conditions, perfect for outdoor activities and exploring the country's beautiful landscapes.

Last modified:12 March 2024 4.36 p.m.