Groningen is the largest, or as its inhabitants would say, the only city in the northern part of the Netherlands. It fulfills a central function in the region and is easily accessible. Continue reading and find out why you should definitely consider Groningen as the host for your next event:
- Groningen likes daring projects
- The city is young at heart
- Its location makes it a great location for German meeting planners
Groningen offers a great alternative to the major Dutch cities, continuously improving accessibility, a price level approximately 30% lower in comparison to Holland’s other cities, and a wide range of historic and modern, small and large venues. The city is home to many international meetings, thanks to the excellent reputation of the University of Groningen, The Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the University Medical Center Groningen. Have a look at all the venues with our venue finder.
A daring city
Groningen has never been shy about taking on daring projects. The Groninger Museum, designed by a group of different architects and designers, is a work of art in its own right. The hypermodern Euroborg stadium situated on the east side of the city is an eye-catching total concept incorporating a home ground for the local football club F.C. Groningen with a massive shopping area, a college and housing projects. However, the most striking project of the last couple of years has to be Blauwestad. To the east of Groningen, an area of almost 2,000 acres has been flooded to found a completely new city, where nature will play a major role and neighbourhoods are arranged according to different atmospheres.
Young at heart
To support talent in the city, Groningen has come to an agreement on supporting young, talented students so they can accomplish the maximum results in their field. In the next five years, the municipality of Groningen, the university and the business college will invest 500 million euro’s in Groningen’s innovation and knowledge infrastructure, in order to develop Groningen as an effective centre of knowledge.