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How to network like a Groninger + Invisible networks event

Whether it was your studies, your career or your relationship that brought you here, making sense of the subtleties of Dutch professional culture can be daunting for internationals. City Central, Make it in the North and International Welcome Center North have gathered their best tips for (soon-to-be) job seekers in Groningen for how to network like the Dutch do. Curious to learn how to network like the Dutch do? City Central and Make it in the North are hosting a panel discussion and networking event on 20 September at 19:00 at the Remonstrantse Kerk.

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Welcome Walks

After a two year hiatus, City Central’s guided Welcome Walks are back. On 11 & 12 and 18 & 19 September, two tour guides from GroningenLife! will lead new internationals students through four of Groningen’s biggest student neighborhoods: the Oosterpoort, Ebbingekwartier/Binnenstad, Paddepoel, and Selwerd.

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(Pretty much) all you need to know about biking in Groningen

Groningen is made for bikes – literally. The city is designed to make cycling the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to get from point A to point B. But for new residents in the city, figuring out the rules can be daunting. Here’s (pretty much) everything you need to know about buying a bicycle in Groningen, learning to bike safely, and how Groningen became the world’s premier cycling city.