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Welcome to Groningen

It’s great to have you here, whether you’re a newcomer or returning - welcome! Groningen has so much to offer and we hope you’ll feel at home here. There is space for all to live, study, work and be yourself. Groningen is a great place to discover and develop your talents as well as be the best version of yourself. Are you ready to Experience Groningen?

Giveaway #experiencegroningen

We have taken the time to decorate Groningen with flags, banners and art exhibitions to help welcome you to our city. Moshpit of Creation, a local art collective, has made several hotspots around the city that you’ll find to be very camera-friendly. To enter the giveaway, follow these easy steps:

  • Take your photo, story or reel next to one of our hotspots listed below

  • Use the hashtag #experiencegroningen

  • Tag your institution (University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Noorderpoort, Alfacollege)

  • Win a Groningen sweater or To Go cup!

  • Ten winners will be announced on October 3rd.

Our central hotspot Experience Groningen is located at Ubbo Emmiussingel next to the rainbow zebra crossing.

You will find other hotspots at:

  • Noorderpoort (Art & Multimedia, Verzetsjagerslaan 2)

  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Van Doorenveste, Zernikeplein 11)

  • University of Groningen (Harmoniegebouw, Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 26)

  • Alfacollege (Admiraal de Ruyterlaan 2)

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Get a free goodie bag from September 5th!

We have also put together a welcome goodie bag for you. Full of fun gadgets that have everything to do with what Groningen is good at: energy, digitization and health.

Pick it up at the Groningen Store in the Forum. Be quick: first come first served!* Curious about what's in the bag? Read the welcome brochure here.

*One bag per person.


Discover Groningen routes!

We have also made special routes for you to discover Groningen using your phone. Click on one of them, open the Google-maps plugin and get to know Groningen!

Are you an international? All handy links, websites and tips can be found here.

Winchester Creatives Experience Groningen

Welcome on behalf of The Groningen Alliance

The Groningen Alliance is a strategic partnership between the University of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, the University Medical Centre Groningen, Martini Hospital, the province of Groningen, Noorderpoort, Alfa-college and the municipality of Groningen.