4 questions answered about the Eierbal

Frikandellen, kroketten and bitterballen: just a few examples of typical Dutch snacks. You can get them in several places in Groningen and probably remind you of something you find back home. However, there is one snack in Groningen that will probably surprise you the most: an eierbal (egg ball). It almost sounds like a joke,…

The 5 types of roommates you will meet in every student house

Student life is that awkward stage of life that transitions childhood to adulthood. Starting university will bring you a life full of surprises. Of course, one of the primordial things to do is finding a place to stay and survive for the next 3 to 5 years. In many cases you’ll have to share the…

5 Misconceptions about Latinos

Every culture has its own traditions and customs which shape the way people behave. Have you ever stared at a person and sensed a Latino vibe but you weren’t sure? There are a lot of misconceptions and erroneous stereotypes surrounding the Latino community, however at the same time there are things that are not so…

How to live in Groningen the Dutch way

Arriving in Groningen from a total different country with a whole different culture can be confusing sometimes. It can seem hard to understand why these tall, blond people act the way they do. But if you understand a little bit of their way they are living and thinking, I’m pretty sure you will fit in…

The ESN Introduction Week: 5 highlights to look forward to

  It’s almost time for one of the most popular events of ESN Groningen – it’s time for the Introduction Week. ESN welcomes all the new international students by organising a week full of different activities, ranging from parties to sport day and cultural activities. In this article, you can read about 5 highlights to…

Christmas experiences from the PR Committee

Christmas is celebrated differently across the world (or even not celebrated at all). We were wondering how much our Christmas experiences differ from each other just within our committee, since we all grew up in different countries and cultures. So here is how we – the PR committee celebrate Christmas. Let us know how you…

6 Apps you absolutely need in Groningen

As a technophobe, writing about apps seemed a daunting task. It’s a running joke among my group of friends that I’m the granny of tech. If my phone screen smashes I’ll leave it – a new one would just break anyway. Why bother responding to someone’s Facebook message when I’m going to see them later…

Balkan tourism: affordable and easy

While some consider the region to be a poor post-communist dystopia, this hasn’t been the case for quite a while. Today the only reminiscence of the countries’ communist past is the huge Soviet monuments that find themselves surrounded by skate parks, cafés and artisan burger shops. The obvious progress, however, doesn’t stop these countries from…