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The city of Groningen

People

One of the first things that you will notice when entering Groningen is probably its youthful population. Roughly a quarter of the city’s 200,000 inhabitants consists of students. You will find them everywhere, studying in the park, riding a bike, or having a drink with fellow students in one of the many pubs.

Groningen is often called 'the city of talent'. Under the motto of: ‘Here is space for talent. Space for learning, for working and for growing. For further personal development and making the best of yourself. And there is room for living, sports and entertainment. 'There’s no place like Groningen'.

Canals of Groningen
Canals of Groningen

Atmosphere

Walking around in Groningen, you can still feel a medieval atmosphere in some areas, while in other parts you can admire groundbreaking modern architecture.

The university has a visible presence: the historic buildings in the inner-city tell the tale of a rich academic tradition, while the Groninger Museum is an example of contemporary architecture. The city parks allow you to see the signs of spring arriving, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, or watch the first autumn leaves falling.

There are a lot of events happening in Groningen, be sure to check out the Groningenlife! website to get a feel of all the activities that take place in this beautiful city!

Academy Building - University of Groningen
Academy Building - University of Groningen

Lifestyle

With the city’s many bars, restaurants, theatres, museums and sports facilities, you will never be bored. But if you do feel like leaving the vibrant city life, the countryside is never far away. Take a breath of air and clear your head while enjoying the flat landscape and limitless view in all directions when you get nearer to the ‘Wadden Sea’.

Groningen has recently been voted as the most innovative city in Europe (European Commission) - find out why thy city is so innovative here!

City of Groningen
City of Groningen

Groningen Airport

Groningen has it's very own airport, located in Eelde. The airport is situated around 15 kilometres from the city of Groningen. You can reach the airport with the Qbuzz shuttle buses. The shuttle bus (Line 100) runs between Groningen Airport Eelde and the centre of Groningen. It is scheduled to coincide with the arriving and departing scheduled flights to and from London and Copenhagen and stops include the main railway station, Zuiderdiep and Grote Markt. You can also reach the airport with Line 9 (Groningen-Eelde).

Groningen Airport Eelde
Groningen Airport Eelde
Laatst gewijzigd:05 november 2018 17:15