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The healthiest city in the Netherlands is a good place to be

Groningen. City and province. This is where you will experience the best adventures. Under the smoke of the Martini Tower lies a vibrant city full of energy. A city of students and city dwellers. With the cosy city centre, beautiful nature around the corner and a broad cultural offering, there is more than enough to experience. The healthiest city in the Netherlands is a great place to be. It is not for nothing that people regularly return to Groningen.

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Anne Hensen

Research Associate Bioprocess Modelling at EV Biotech

Frank Wilschut

Senior Environmental and Social Manager at New Energy Coalition

Wouter van Beek

Lawyer in Life Sciences and Intellectual Property at WvB Advocatuur

Soaking up culture

Groningen is the cultural heart of the region. Culture lovers could discover something new every day. For instance, in one of the several museums in the city. From the Groninger Museum to the much smaller University Museum. More in the mood for an evening out? Then you can enjoy a theatre performance at the Stadsschouwburg or get to know new music at the Oosterpoort. Groningen is also a great place for cool festivals. Every year in January the greatest musical talents of Europe come to the city during the Eurosonic and at the end of the summer the Noorderplantsoen city park hosts the Noorderzon festival.

Strolling through greenery

Wherever you are in Groningen, you will have some green nearby. You can go for a stroll and get some fresh air in the city park Noorderplantsoen, for instance. Here in summer, on the city's old ramparts, the ponds are full of sunbathing students. A little further on, in the south of the city, you will find the Stadspark. A park so big that Amsterdam's Vondelpark and The Hague's Zuiderpark pale by comparison. Here you can wander endlessly, as well as cuddle goats at the petting zoo. More beautiful nature you can find around the city. Take a nice forest walk at Appelbergen or take a dip in the Hoornse Plas.

Eating, drinking & dancing

Fancy a cup of coffee? Groningen has plenty of nice coffee shops where you can go for a good cappuccino or a tasty latte macchiato. Even if you prefer a bite to eat, there is plenty to discover. Whether you like a tasty lunch or an elaborate fine dining dinner, it's all here. You could even choose a different place every night. If you want to linger in the city after dinner, don't worry, Groningen has thought of that too, of course. The city has an extensive nightlife. For lovers of crafted beers, but also for those who like to dance. You'll never be bored.

Not to be missed

Groningen has many undiscovered gems, but of course there are some places you can't miss. The city's pearls. The Martini Tower, which has been the centre of the city centre for hundreds of years. The much younger cultural centre Forum, where you can spend hours doing different activities. Hidden courtyards with beautiful gardens; in these oases of tranquillity you can forget the delusion of the day for a while. Whether you have only lived here for a few months or your whole life, in Groningen you will always discover new pearls.

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