What makes studying in Groningen such a memorable experience?
- A marvellous blend of historical buildings and modern architecture
- Many pubs, discotheques and low-budget restaurants
- A young crowd: half of the population of Groningen is under 35 years of age
- A bustling city life combined with a unique countryside
A unique countryside
Within easy reach of Groningen there are the wide open spaces and striking cloud formations for which the Netherland are so famous. And a bit to the east you have the woods of Drenthe, with roe deer, foxes and sleepy villages. Yet most remarkable of all is the Wadden Sea, with its wildlife of seals and birds. At low tide, parts of these shallow wetlands fall dry. Then one can even reach a few islands on foot. However, this is a tricky business, so don't do it without a guide.
A bustling city life
Imagine yourself spending your leisure time amidst this tremendous scenic beauty, and relaxing afterwards at an outdoor café on the Grote Markt or at a pop concert. Imagine skating at Kardinge sports centre, or playing squash there, and then going on to the Groninger Museum to see a sensational exhibition.
Groningen has facilities for every taste, being the cultural heart of the Northern Netherlands. But what most foreigners do not realize is that, from Groningen, the rest of the country is easily accessible. For instance, a train will take you to Amsterdam in about two hours. So come to Groningen and see it all. You'll never be bored!