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Located in the cultural heart of Northern Netherlands, Groningen is one of the youngest and happiest cities of Europe. The perfect city for any type of meeting, conference, convention, or event offering a variety of locations from large capacity venues to intimate gems. Each is easily accessible, with great hosts and home to many international festivals and events.

  • 25+ hotels with thousands of rooms.
  • Home to several acclaimed international festivals and events.
  • Easily accessible by shuttle bus, car, train or Groningen Airport Eelde.

Innovators in Key Industries

A playground for technological and scientific innovation, Groningen is one of the nation’s leading cities in the energy transition, healthy ageing, digital society, biobased economy and agrifood. With its excellent digital infrastructure no wonder the city is home to two world class universities, a University Medical center and companies like Google, IBM, HackerOne and Chordify.

Let’s meet in Groningen

This compact city has attractive locations in the bustling city center where you will find plenty of options to fit your business needs. The city has hosted hundreds of international conferences including Eurosonic, the largest European music showcase festival and is also the host city of Odyssey, the world’s biggest Blockchain and A.I. Hackathon.

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DOT Groningen

This unique venue is truly a ‘one of kind’ complete with multiple meeting spaces, all designed to provide a special atmosphere for your guests.

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SPOT Groningen

SPOT Groningen is the organization behind cultural venues De Oosterpoort and the Stadsschouwburg.

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For a special presentation and historic atmosphere in the center of Groningen, the Martinikerk offers several spaces to provide an impressive and inspiring backdrop for your next meeting or event.

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Martiniplaza is the gateway to the city of Groningen and has a capacity for up to 10.000 guests.

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A place where creativity and sustainability are of paramount importance. EM2’s premises are suited to accommodate a vast range of events.

Unique Venues

Groningen has a wide range of unique venues in the heart of Groningen. Convenient locations, inviting hospitality and flexible, multifunctional spaces will help make your program a success from start to finish.

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Groningen Conventions

Take advantage of the experience offered by Groningen Conventions to help you plan, select a venue and manage the details of a meeting or event in Northern Netherlands with you.