"Experience Groningen:
Beyond the Student Bubble”.

A two-day event for all the internationals in the city. An adventure that will be packed with excursions, socializing and all things Dutch. See what the city in the North of the Netherlands is really like. Experience the city and province of Groningen and make lots of new friends along the way!

Join us on the 8th and 9th of March


Before the event, you pick two from our three tracks. We will show you the best places, businesses and organizations Groningen has to offer related to that track!

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From startups to big companies, Groningen has it all. The business track shows you the most interesting companies within the city. Get an impression of the working field through workshops and interactions with the companies, all while broadening your network.

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Sports track

Are you the sporty type or do you just like to get moving? From ice skating to a tour of FC Groningen. Get involved by joining the sports track and see what Groningen has to offer other than the usual student sports activities!

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Culture track

Are you interested in culture? Groningen has many cultural highlights and has a thriving creative scene. Join the track to get to know Groningen and see the best creative organizations, venues and museums the city has to offer.


Friday, March 8th

Walk in and sign up at Oosterpoort
Opening ceremony
Track 1
Track 2
Meet & Eat at the house of a local
Dutch Games with a quiz & drinks

Saturday, March 9th

Gather at bus location
Explore the Province
Final Party

Join us on the 8th and 9th of March


Volunteers & group leaders

Looking to gain work experience or do you simply like helping out? Do you like working in an international environment? If so, we need you! Do have a friend that would like to volunteer as well? Volunteer together and team up! For the event, the organization is looking for volunteers and group leaders. You will be showing a group of internationals around the city and province, making sure everyone gets to the right place on time, all while having a good time yourself. Interested? Click the link below!

Be a Volunteer or Group Leader!


Bent u in voor een bijzondere ervaring? Vindt u het leuk om te koken? Woont u daarnaast ook in de stad Groningen? Meld u zich dan nu aan! Wij zijn op zoek naar enthousiaste Groningers die graag willen koken voor een groepje van min. 3 internationale studenten. Op vrijdagavond 8 maart van 18.00 tot 21.00 zult u dan met de studenten bij u thuis ervaringen kunnen uitwisselen over onder andere de mooie stad Groningen.

Meld je aan als Groninger


Questions? We have answers.

The event takes place all over Groningen! You will visit several locations in the city and province. Don’t worry about finding the different locations – that’s what the group leaders are for.

Preferably, yes. If this is not an option, you’re also able to take the bus or hop on the back of someone else’s bike!

The ticket covers both days, so we hope you will be able to attend both of them. However, if you are unable to attend, please notify your group leaders.

Your ticket allows you to attend the two-day programme where you will be taken care of almost completely. This includes: lunch and dinner on the Friday. On Saturday, a bus tour visiting the different highlights of the province with some snacks afterwards and a great party!

This is a possibility. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a guarantee. If you request it in time, it is often possible. Luckily, you will meet up as a group several times during the two days. You will have plenty of time to catch up with your friends and make new ones.

We hope to see you on March 8th and 9th

...until then, check out a few impressions from our previous edition: