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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.


Soccer, tennis, volleyball. Sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves in Groningen. Think of a sport and here you can practice it. On the Sport050 website you can find all the information about sports clubs and associations in Groningen. Students can also play sports at the ACLO, the student sports association.

Music, theater and visual arts

Are you a creative person? Then VRIJDAG is the right place for you. This is the place to be for all kinds of creative endeavors. Whether you like being on stage, playing an instrument or working with a brush, at VRIJDAG you can do it. Creative students can also go to the USVA, the cultural facility of the University of Groningen.


The lover of a good book is also well served in Groningen. At the various libraries of Biblionet you will find a wide range of books. In addition to the large Dutch collection, many libraries also have a large number of books in English and sometimes in other languages as well.

Much more

In addition to all the above activities, there are many more associations and organizations in Groningen where you can go to pursue your hobby. GroningenLife has made an overview of associations per category. The Municipality of Groningen has an overview of all associations in the city on their website.

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