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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2014
Wlaking tour of City  (8 Answers)

1. Can I do the walking tour using a Tourist map from Tourist office or is it better to go with a guide?
2. In some cities, locals can act as a guide and charge €5 for 2 hours. Is this possible in Groningen?
3. What about a cycle tour around Groningen? Is this recommended?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2014
Outdoor activity clubs for international students  (2 Answers)

Hi! I'm an international student at Groningen university who is really interested in outdoor activities. Back in English I went to Scouts for many years and even became a leader. I miss all the activities and fun we used to have, so I was wondering if there is a similar thing here for international students. Unfortunately my Dutch is not good enough to join a Dutch speaking group, so really the association would need to speak English. I am trying really hard to improve my Dutch though. So basically what I am looking for is an English speaking outdoors activity group, if anyone can help me I would be very appreciative. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 07, 2012
view of the city  (3 Answers)

Can you please tell me where to go to have a nice view on all the city? (top of some building that I can easily go to) :)
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2012
museum de Buitenplaats  (3 Answers)

Hey, I'm planning to drive through the northern part of the Netherlands. Museum de Buitenplaats seems like a cool place but the homepage was under construction and I couldn't get any information in English. Is this a place worth a visit? Would I have a hard time due to a language barrier?
Thanks!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 29, 2012
ERASMUS IN GRONINGEN!  (5 Answers)

Hello! I am thinking about taking a semester in Netherlands next year(sprins semester) and I am really considering Groningen.. So I would like some information abou the city, the university, student life, nightlife transortation and expenses..! Compared to Utrecht and Nijmegen which is the best choice for an international student?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 08, 2011
train transportation fees  (7 Answers)

pls advise me prices for train transportation in groningen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2010
Groningen Old Hospital  (2 Answers)

I am interested in examples of revitalization of old buildings. Found short info on old hospital in Groningen, replaced (?) in its function by the new building next door. What happens with the old one? What institutions are located there nowadays? What activities?
Thx,
Marek


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 17, 2009
housing  (2 Answers)

Hello,

As a French student, I'm going to spend one semester in Groningen, in the faculty of Arts. I'm searching a place to live : appartment, flatmate... Or maybe a family or a single person who has a room to rent... I could give some help in the house !
If you know anybody who would have a place for me, tell me ! I'm coming from +/- the 30th August and stay untill the beginning of February.
Thanks a lot,

Aurélie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 04, 2009
Coffeeshops  (2 Answers)

Hello,

we´re three +30-years old laid-back guys to visit in Groningen in Easter -09. I was wondering whatkind of openhours are there in coffeeshops in general and does the Easter affect to openhours somehow?
Is there many Clubs with live-music in Groningen and wich do you recommend? Recommend also good / inexpensive restaurant(s) near by city-center.

Many thanks in advance,

Jertishny


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2007
elegant night club?  (3 Answers)

Hi
jm looking fot an alegant night club in Groningen for people that are not 21 anymore. Is there any?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2007
Internship in Groningen  (5 Answers)

Hi guys I am planning to move to Groningen in September and I am looking for an internship. Does everybody know something about internship available in Groningen (or somewhere close) for international students?
Thanks xx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 12, 2006
Staying for free in Nieuweschans/Netherlands  (1 Answer)

I seek for a place to sleep for free in Nieuweschans/Netherlands.

Thanks for every kind of help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 15, 2006
Settling there  (2 Answers)

Hi,
I badly need some information before I arrive in Groningen on the 29th of August:

1. All the phone providers' websites are in Nederlaand. If I want to get a cellphone, which provider would you recommend. All I need is good customer service and quality product. I am willing to pay up to 50 Euros per month.

2. Where is the best place to go shopping for grocery in the city?

Thank you very much for answering these questions.

Regards.
David


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 05, 2006
jewish life in Groningen  (4 Answers)

I am an international student who is taking a semester abroad in Groningen and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the jewish community in Groningen and whether there is available access to kosher meat. Any information that could help me out would be greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2006
Biker friendly campsites in Groningen  (2 Answers)

Can anyone tell me if there are any biker friendly campsites in Groningen please

Thanks,
Louise


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2006
Camping in Groningen  (2 Answers)

Hi, possibly be staying in Groningen for a couple of nights and considering camping.

Is there any good campsites in the vicinity?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2006
Catholic Church in Groningen  (5 Answers)

Hello, there! on April i will visit Groningen, and with this Virtual Tourist.. I've learn a lot in Groningen... but i was also looking for the information or particular adress of a Parish (Catholic) Church, where i can attend Holy Mass, and may I know if they also have English Mass, i mean i think the language would be in Dutch during Holy Mass... Thank you so much!God Bless!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2006
HELP  (1 Answer)

Hello, I am in need of help, I am going to take a TOEFL exam soon and I will have to give 4 universities in whitch the results are going to be posted to. One of the universities is Hanze University Groningen ... my question is if anyone could tell me what is the name of the code the one I have to write, the code of the university? And also I want to ask if someone knows and could send me also the code of Hanze University? All help eill be apreciated. Please if anyone can help me write on my e-mail: [email] Thank you all.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2005
Where are health clubs here  (3 Answers)

I'm new in Groningen and want to know where are swimming pools and gyms here?
If not for these places i donot have any source of exercise.

Plz do let me know if anyone is aware of these.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2005
Hot air balloons &Flight simulations (fun)  (2 Answers)

Hi guys,me again :-)

I'd like to try something new over the weekend...and notice there are hot air balloons flying around all the time, does anyone know where in Groningen I can book one? (telephone number, prices, etc)??

I also heard someone mention they did a pilot training flight simulation in airport eelde once...does anyone know how I can arrange one too, just for fun?

Also....if you know any other fun things to do for a weekend with friends please feel free to post your suggestions!! thanks again :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 23, 2005
searching for accomodation in leeuwarden  (1 Answer)

hello!!!
i start my uni next monday in leeuwarden (netherlands, its close to groningen)
and i don´t have any place to stay yet!!
please, is anybody out there who knows any kind of accomodation as fast as possible? even if its just for one week ?
thanx and cheers
linda


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2005
physiotherapy  (3 Answers)

hey mates!!!
i have been travelling to australia&mexico the last 9 month.
now, i am thinking of doing a bachelor in physiotherapy in groningen (nethrelands)
could anybody tell me about the study at the hanze university of groningen,
about the "international programme of phyiotherapy" ??
thanx ,cheers linda


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2005
physiotherapy  (1 Answer)

hey mates!!
last year i travelled around australia, and came back three month ago.
Now, its time to decide what i wanna do in my life.

I heard about the hanzeschool university of groningen and thinkin about doing a bachelor of physiotherapy. ( international programme of physiotherapy )
Is anybody out there who is already studying that, who could tell me about it ????????
thanx & see you later
linda


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2005
Looking for an appartment in Groningen  (3 Answers)

Hey hey!
I will be going to the university of Groningen for a semester starting in February 2006, and I would like some advices as to where can I look to find an apartment.. like any web sites, and any english or french newspapers that would have classified adds for appartment for rent...or any other suggestions?? (I saw there is a newspaper from the university itself, but I don't have the required password to access it yet...)

I am looking for something not too expensive, 1 1/2 or 2 1/2, at a reasonable distance from the university...

Thanks a lot!
Caro


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 21, 2005
Where to party ?  (2 Answers)

Hi All

I am arriving in Groningen on the 29th of July (Friday). As I am only staying for one night can anyone recommend a good night club ? Many Thanks Pam


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2005
Organising a Tourist trip from Groningen  (6 Answers)

I've been in Groningen for a few months now, and will have some close friends visiting this week, would like to organise a nice time for them while here (I have a car)
Where would you take your friends? (we're all in our early/mid twenties)
1. In Groningen
2. Throughout Holland (amsterdam, rotterdam, etc day trips)
3. Germany (I know its a short drive from Groningen, but never went there!)

We're interested in unique experiences (i.e. outdoor festivals, circuses, musicals, outdoor fun, etc), with english speaking facilities

Thanks in advance :-)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 26, 2005
Best nights to go out?  (1 Answer)

Hi,

I was just curious what the best nights are to go out clubbing/bar hopping in Groningen (i.e. when the uni students like to party), and when the school go on break and the town becomes 'deserted'?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2005
Live Music  (2 Answers)

I wanted to see a show at VERA in Groningen next month. However, the tickets are sold out. What do you think are the chances of obtaining a ticket if I just show up? I heard there are people sometimes selling tickets outside for a more expensive price, which is okay...
I really want to see my favorite band, never seen them live, and it is my only chance...

Thanks for any info,
Tiffany


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2005
Good affordable hostels in Groningen  (2 Answers)

I used to have a list of good affordable hostels in Groningen but lost it. Anyone know a few off hand?

Also, what would be the chepeast way to get here from Berlin?

Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2005
Studying in Groningen!?  (3 Answers)

Hi everybody!
I'm thinking about doing a study in the Netherlands, and I heard from friends that Groningen is a nice studentcity! Does anybody know this place? How is it to study there?
:)



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