Five insights about the student life for new students in Groningen

To start off, the first day is always overwhelming. I still remember that I felt extremely excited but yet scared when I was on my way to get the most important thing on an early morning; coffee. Unlike most of you, I’m not a new student in Groningen. So, to hopefully make your first days/weeks…

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 things you didn’t know about the Martinitoren

You might see it when you cycle to university, you might pass it when you’re going home after a night out and it might have even been the first things you noticed about Groningen’s skyline: the Martinitoren. It’s hard to imagine Groningen without the tower, but of course the tower hasn’t always been there. How…

5 tips to travel the Netherlands with little money

The Netherlands may seem like a small country that’s easily travelable, but when you look at the ticket prices for a normal train ticket, all your travelling and exploring mood will be gone instantly. Us internationals are the ones that have the biggest desire to travel this entire country, yet somehow the Dutchies are the…