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Research Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG) GCET17

Getting to Groningen

The city of Groningen is located in the North-east of The Netherlands and can conveniently be reached by plane (Amsterdam (Schiphol) or Groningen (Eelde)).

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Air France - KLM

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More details under the ‘conference airline’ tap and at the link below:

Please note that the University of Groningen does not assume any liability when you choose to use these air carriers.

From Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Groningen

When your flight arrives at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) the easiest way to travel to Groningen is by train. Trains for Groningen depart directly at the airport. The time taken is approx. 2 hours. Trains to Groningen will depart twice per hour. One at h:03 (direct connection) and one at h:33 (transfer at Zwolle station: departure of the connecting train is at the other side of the platform). Please see the following webpage of the Dutch railroad company for ease of planning:

The easiest way to purchase tickets is online:

From Groningen Airport Eelde (QRX) to Groningen

Eelde is situated around 15 kilometres from Groningen. Every day flights arrive from and depart to London Southend ( The airport is easy accessible by public transport.

To the conference hotel

The ‘Mercure Hotel Groningen Martiniplaza’ can be reached by bus. Once out of the train station you will find the bus stops to your right hand side. Take line 6 in the direction ‘Hoornsemeer’. You can purchase a bus ticket with the driver. It will cost you around 2 Euros. Depending on the time of day there will be a bus every 15 minutes. Get off at the bus stop L. Springerlaan. Please see the following webpage for planning your journey and the mini-map below:

A taxi station can be found to your right hand side when you exit the train station.

Last modified:17 May 2016 2.46 p.m.