What to do first in Groningen as a newbie
You’ve made it! Welcome to Groningen. As always when setting yourself up in a new home, there are certain ‘must do’ items, to make sure that you’ve got access to everything you’ll need whilst living in the Netherlands.
(Pretty much) all you need to know about biking in Groningen
Groningen is made for bikes – literally. 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.
My Local Friend
Practice your newfound Dutch skills can be tough in the Netherlands. City Central’s My Local Friend programme was dreamt up in 2017, and has matched hundreds of native Dutch speakers with foreign residents who want to improve their Dutch skills.
Vintage shopping in Groningen
In need of a new look and no money to buy brand new designer clothes? Or looking for a specific vinyl record? Have a look at one of these vintage stores in Groningen. Vintage lovers will love Groningen.
King’s Day in Groningen
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all King’s Day activities have been cancelled this year. But what is this uniquely Dutch holiday all about, and how did it get started? And how does Groningen traditionally get down on the King’s birthday?
Companies and talent meet at energy career event
The energy transition requires the best and brightest companies, innovations and people. Entrepreneurs and students from vocational up to university level and professionals meet each other online during the 'Meet Your Future in Energy’ career event.
Visit medieval churches in the organ garden of Europe
Take a trip through time by visiting any of the nearly 100 medieval churches and synagogues and admiring some of the world’s most beautiful organs right here in Groningen, the “organ garden” of Europe.
Things to do during the Christmas break
This Christmas break we have to spend a little more time at home than usual. We gathered some stay-at-home tips for you to enjoy.
The taste of Groningen
What are Groningen’s most distinctive culinary contributions? From eierballen and mustard soup to poffert and nut cake, here’s your guide to the flavours of Groningen, and some recipes to make them at home!
Groningen starter kit
These ten tips are the ultimate starter kit for foreigners moving to Groningen, The Netherlands, from biking to shopping and health insurance and dining out.
Groningen items for students
The academic year is about to start again. The best Groningen items can be found in the Groningen Store in the Forum and in the webshop. Because if you have to start taking notes again, why not do it in a great looking notebook?
Monthly regional markets in the city and environs
In the city and province of Groningen, enjoy fresh and local products sold at regional markets which are held monthly. Following is an overview of regular regional markets in and around the city.