5 Ways to step out of your comfort zone in Groningen

Do you still remember that moment that you thought: “I need some change in my life.” And that’s what you did. By moving to another city in another country, with probably nobody you knew. Just you and your big suitcase. If you are still in doubt about moving to a strange city without knowing the…

5 Things to do when the weather is better

The bitter cold is gone, and slowly but surely it is getting warmer(or so it seems). There’s still a long way to go until we can actually call it spring, but it’s not quite winter anymore yet. And trust me when I say, Groningen in warm weather is a whole other level of life and…

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…

5 Things every German has complained about in Groningen

Germans are everywhere in Groningen, as we’ve already established in the German stereotype article posted a couple weeks ago. And one thing us Germans love to do is to complain. There’s always something here that’s different to what we’re used to in Germany, and we will complain about it very loudly and as often as…

5 steps to becoming an independent student in The Netherlands

September marked the month I turned 21. Both legally and officially, I’m now considered an adult; a word that still leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Me, an adult? But I still watch Disney movies and get a kick from a day out at the zoo. Surely my time facing the grey abyss of…