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Fall in love 
with Groningen

Welcome to Groningen. A vibrant city where you can grow into who you want to be. Here you get the space to be yourself. From the Martinitoren to the Stadspark and from the Hoornsemeer to the Poelestraat. Groningen is quirky and full of adventures. Whether you want to dance until the sun rises, have a coffee with friends or dream away with a book in the library, it's all possible here. Just be careful; you might never want to leave anymore.

Making friends

When you're new in a country, it's nice to quickly meet like-minded people. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to make friends in Groningen. Below is an overview of different organizations where you can meet new people.


Groningen is, of course, much more than just a place to study or work. It is also a place where you can enjoy living and exploring, with a quirky cultural sector and a diverse range of restaurants and bars. These hotspots are not to be missed.

Culture & events

Groningen is bursting with creativity. This is immediately evident in striking places like the Groninger Museum and the Forum. But you only really experience its unique character when you look further afield.

Going out

Nowhere in the city are there as many places to party as in the Poelestraat and Peperstraat. But also, in the rest of Groningen you can have your favorite drink, shake your booty on the dance floor or play a game in the pub.


Are you looking for a new hobby? Or would you like to continue the hobby you already have and want to know where that is possible? Groningen has plenty of different clubs and associations you can go to; there's always something for you.

They fell in love with GRO

Groningen is the perfect place for international students and researchers to feel at home. The youngest city of the Netherlands is bursting with life, nature, different cultures, arts and a vibrant night-life.

Learn Dutch

If you're planning to live, study, or work in The Netherlands for an extended period, learning Dutch can be beneficial for you. Fortunately, there are numerous places in Groningen where you can do this.