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As a lively university city, Groningen has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. It has a long and turbulent history, which becomes evident from the historic warehouses, courts and buildings. Groningen is also a city with nerve, with the most numerous examples of innovative architecture within its boundaries. In addition, it was once proclaimed the city with the best city centre in the Netherlands because of its charm. Experience all of this and explore Groningen.

The city of Groningen is an old city in the north of the Netherlands, which dates back to the year 1040. Today, it is the seventh largest city of the Netherlands. The city is the cultural and the economic capital of the North of the Netherlands. Groningen has the youngest average age in the Netherlands, with more than 50.000 students being part of its entire 200.000 population. This gives the city a young and vibrant feel.


Groningen has received many awards in recent years, such as European city with highest quality of living, safest city and best student city in the Netherlands. It is one of the most innovative cities in Europe, awarded by the European Commission. No wonder the city’s often used slogan is: nothing tops Groningen.

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