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Welcome to Groningen

Great to have you in the city. Whether you’re a first timer or returning, a student, employee or inhabitant: welcome! We know you’ll feel at home soon. Groningen has so much to offer. Space to live, study, work and to be yourself. To discover and develop your talents and to bring out the best in you. We invite you to make Groningen your home.

Are you back in the city after a long time? Great. We were looking forward to welcome you again. Here you are! Filled with positive energy, full of dreams and ambitions. We hope you’re doing great and we’re happy to see you again.

Tackle, adapt and go on

The past one and a half year have been challenging to say the least. Empty streets without students and Stadjers*, closed restaurants and shops: it doesn’t suit our city. But, Groningen wouldn’t be Groningen if we wouldn’t repack ourselves. We don’t just get discouraged. Kop d’r veur, as we say. Just go on. Tackle, adapt and go on. This also applies to the upcoming school-, study- and workyear. Together we’ll make this year a great success.

*A Stadjer is an inhabitant of Groningen

Being the youngest and healthiest city of the Netherlands with the largest amount of bicycles in Europe, we invite you to bring your future to life. Experience the space, take your own space and use it wisely. Discover your talents, show us what you’re great at and just be yourself. Be at home in the city where you will experience the best time of your life.

Are you ready to be happy in Groningen?

Giveaway #happyingroningen

Take a selfie, post it and win a Groningen sweater and coffee thermos mug.

Find one of the selfie posts, take your picture and post it before September 25th using the hashtag #happyingroningen and don’t forget to tag your college or university. We’ll randomly select 10 winners among students by October 1st.

Location of the selfiespots : the stairs at Euroborg (street grafitti), the portal at the Groninger Museum, Academiegebouw and Harmoniegebouw (street art) and Zernike Campus (2 lifesize wooden arches).

Welcome on behalf of

We create this city together. Everyone at its own pace and place, but we all contribute. Each of the following institutions welcomes you: University of Groningen, Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Noorderpoort, Alfa College.

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Explore Groningen

Do you want to explore more of Groningen? Let’s go! Virtually, at home and from your couch, thanks to the Virtual Groninger game. Or get on your bike to discover Stad en ommeland* Explore the unexplored places and celebrate the Groninger Summer. Cosy, safe and ready to welcome you. Happy to be in Groningen! *The city and it’s surrounding areas which we call the Ommelanden.