Click here to view this article: 10 Reasons to Visit Groningen
About this article: I’ve been living in Groningen, Netherlands for over 2 years now. I have fallen in love with the city and it’s culture, and feel that it never gets the recognition it deserves. Since the website I wrote the article for put up a shorter and quite different version of what I felt comfortable with, I have put the original, longer version below.
When most people think of Netherlands, they automatically think of Amsterdam. Because of this, the city is visited by millions of tourists every year, and no longer represents real Dutch culture.
Groningen is a predominantly student city all the way in the north of Netherlands. Here, you will find real Dutch people, eager to show you the country for what it really is: kind people, lots of bicycles, and surprisingly good food (without those pesky tourists everywhere.)
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