Groningen – The City of Talent

A historic hanseatic gem in the north of the Netherlands, Groningen is a vibrant cultural city with its origins in the 11th century. Bustling with bicycles, (international) students, young professionals, and creatives alike, Groningen is the cultural and economic center of the northern Netherlands. It is situated within a region wide vast fields, meadows, and moorland intersperse with beautiful historic villages and is close to the Lauwersmeer National Park and the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea. Groningen is famous for its lively festival scene including the internationally renowned Eurosonic Noorderslag music festival, the Noorderzon performing arts festival, and the locally very popular Zomer & WinterWelVaart. There are amazing musea in close proximity such as the Groninger Museum, the Drents Museum, Museum Helmantel, and many more. With its expanded bike routes, the city and surrounding is perfect for bike enthusiasts and offers an attractive choice of water sports.

Come visit Groningen!

University of Groningen; photo by George Becker from

The University of Groningen, founded in 1614, is the second-oldest university in the Netherlands and a thriving hub for excellence in research and education in the physical and biomedical sciences. The Faculty of Sciences and Engineering hosts both the internationally renowned Stratingh Institute for Chemistry and the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials. The close connection to the local University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is a prime place for interdisciplinary collaborations and an existing base for local start ups.