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Working in the region

Eemshaven Jur Bosboom

Many Groningen residents work elsewhere in the region.

For instance, the Eemshaven, on the northern coast, is a major seaport and data hub employing many new residents - read more about it on our business page.

An overview of prominent business sectors and business facts and figures about the region can be found on the IWCN website,.

Many residents commute to other regional capitals. Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland, is a 40 minute train ride from Groningen, and Assen, the capital of Drenthe, is just 20 minutes away by train.

Currently you can search for jobs in the region through national jobs sites - see more about this on our page finding a job - but check back later in 2019 for updates over a new regional English language job portal.