Gaming in Groningen
Game on in Groningen! From disco bowling to escape rooms, from gaming enthusiast bars to game development collectives, Groningen has a little bit of everything when it comes to playing.
It’s not an uncommon sight in a Dutch kroeg to spot patrons of all (legal drinking) ages focused attentively on a board game, beers in hand. Groningen has lots of bars and cafes that invite their visitors to enjoy some good old fashioned entertainment, too:
In De Buurt put together a great overview of all the drinking establishments in town where board games are more than welcome:
- d’Ouwe Brandweer
- Chaplin’s Pub
- Het Concerthuis
- Gelkinge 9
- Time Out
- Inspiratie Café Oso
- De Minnaar
- For chess lovers in particular, Hooghoudt Proeflokaal is the place to be. They even host scores of chess matches out on the sidewalk in front of the café during the summer – and they have plenty of other board games to choose from inside.
- Another special spot is BOEL, a bar that’s all about jeu de boeles.
If pub quizzes are more your speed, you’re truly spoiled for choice in Groningen.
There’s also a dedicated gaming association in Groningen: Rabenhaupt
- Target Lasergame - Oosterkade 6
- Pitch & Putt Groningen - Kardinge
You can even play a game about Groningen: Become a Virtual Groninger!
City Central’s Gezellig Games Night will be back this autumn! Don’t miss out on the fun: be sure to follow us on Instagram and Eventbrite!
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