Discover Groningen


Easy to reach, Groningen Airport Eelde is an international airport, that offers flights to and from over 100 destinations. The city center of Groningen can be reached in 20 minutes from the airport.

Once in the city, you will find a safe and compact city centre where everything is within walking distance!

Groningen is a university city which becomes evident in the evenings. The city centre is great fun and crowded each night of the week, providing an excellent and varied choice of restaurants, cafes, theatres, and cinemas. Time flies in Groningen as there are no fixed closing hours.

In particular the Ellebogenbuurt has a high density of attractive restaurants and cafes, where quiet pubs alternate with bustling student pubs. The south side of the Grote Markt houses an enormous complex of linked pubs and discotheques, and there is live music in the centre every evening. Well-known names include De Spieghel (jazz), Café Buckshot (funk), and Café Koster (blues rock).

It has a long and turbulent history, hidden in the historic warehouses, courts and buildings. Groningen is also a city with nerve, with the most numerous examples of innovative architecture within its boundaries.

Experience all of this and explore Groningen!


Special Q-buzz offer for ESCVS 2019 delegates

Groningen's local public transport company, Q-buzz, has generously offered free public transportation to attendees to and from local hotels to the MartiniPlaza as well as throughout the city of Groningen.


Watch the videos below to get a feel how great the city of Groningen and our University is!  (entitled: 400 years of passion and performance).


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Groninger Museum


Prinsentuin Garden


Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum



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