Groningen students enjoy free art and history

By Petra Ondrisakova Young people on a tight budget can afford to see great art, now that Groningen’s most famous museum has decided to stop charging them admission. The museum launched the project with a kick-off party on September 1st, accompanied with music, drinks and museum tours for everybody. From then on, all students of Groningen…

New developments revitalise a historical part of Groningen

By Joaõ Perassolo  The City of Talent is gaining a trendy district, as construction workers transform a once-deserted area surrounding a former gas factory into a new, multi-faceted neighbourhood just minutes away from central streets. A stroll along the renovated Boterdiep street reveals not only a recently-opened hotel for international students but also a brasserie, a bar…

House of scams

By Antonella Serrecchia A big housing shortage in Groningen has left many students in need of accommodation and some of them are falling prey to housing fraud. This is what happens when you put together a small city, a big university attracting students from all over the world, few student accommodations, and a peculiar law limiting…

Netherlands offline

By Alessia Melchiorre  Last weekend, a technical failure forced offline millions of internet users in the Netherlands and, not being entirely resolved, complaints are piling up on the social media pages run by KPN, the country’s biggest IT provider. According to Marianne Zwart, Communication Officer in the company, the cause is due to an error…

Groningen businesses sweating as customers hide from the heat

Temperature reaches 30° and workers change their habits By Michael Madden and Marijn Thijs The late summer heat wave is changing everyone’s workday. Restaurant employees can start later, but museum guards and sanitation workers are doing overtime. With more people appreciating the sun-kissed greenery of the Noorderplantsoen and the city’s cobbled streets, it could be…