Things I wish I knew before starting uni

  Starting university is for most of us a really big change and a start of a new chapter. Especially if you are seeking to study abroad, there are so many expectations. Growing up on American teenage movies, an idea about what university is like may be quite different from reality. And although everyone’s experience…

Best ways to unwind

Exam period is just around the corner, and not only do we have to live in the library, but the stress, sleep deprivation and work overload can get overwhelming on so many levels. So, when at the end of each day, you come home feeling tired and anxious, the last thing you should be doing…

Dating The Dutch – or how to survive a Dutch lover

Tall and blond… This is what comes to mind first if you think about the Dutch. But there is much more than what meets the eye. Dutch man and woman consider each other as equals This means equal in all parts of life – girls don’t expect your dates to pay for you. This is…

Five ways to stay active in Uni

Ahh, we know. Being a student is a full time job. Being constantly busy and stressed is no fun and on top of that working out is the last thing on the agenda. But, staying active and fit even during uni days is not as hard as it seems especially in a city such as…

Best Asian food picks

  This week we are turning the globe all the way to Asia! Asia being rich with its beautiful nature, kind people and culture, has all of its secrets bundled up in its delicious cuisine. Now, whether you are out of fresh ideas and love to cook or you enjoy having spicy Asian food for…

Five places for the perfect Friday night in Groningen

Hey guys! We know it’s been a while, but the ESN Groningen Blog is back, up and running! As before, here you will be able to read about Groningen and what it has to offer, the events happening weekly, places you must visit, the delicious recipes from our international dinner events and more! To kick…

The committees of ESN

Maybe you’re thinking about applying for an ESN committee, but aren’t sure about what to pick yet. To help your decision we’ve put together description of the committees, written by committee members themselves to give you a proper insight into their works. We hope this helps you become active in ESN and make your decision…

What is Bevrijdingsdag?

It’s that time of the year again, one week after King’s day – are you ready for the liberation day? – the Dutch refer to it as Bevrijdingsdag and it is celebrated on the 5th of May. Liberation day is celebrated in the Netherlands each year on May the 5th. It is a day which…

A typical Dutch night out – 5 things you’ll notice!

Whether you are from Europe or from a country on the other side of the world: a typical night out in Groningen probably differs a lot from a night in your hometown. From the time we start to the use of our bikes on nights out, you might have noticed a few things already during…

How to celebrate Kingsday 2018 in Groningen

The 27th of April is a special day in the Netherlands. It’s KINGSDAY! There’s no Dutch inhabitant that will stay home during this day. We all dress up with something orange (like a scarf or a shirt) and go outside to celebrate the birthday of our King: Willem-Alexander. Definitely, the best birthday party someone can…