Municipality of Groningen (The Netherlands)

The old Hanseatic city of Groningen, counting over 200.000 inhabitants, is the largest city and the economic capital of the northern Netherlands.

Groningen is home to two universities and houses more than 60.000 students. The Groningen workforce is on average the highest educated in our country, with over half of the population being under 35, the inhabitants are, on average, younger than anywhere in the country. This shows: Groningen is a young, vibrant and dynamic city with many cultural hotspots, top facilities and a bustling business community ( The city scores systematically high in (inter)national benchmarks on quality of living. Groningen is seen as the cycle capital of the world (57% of all commutes by bike), top 1% of safe cities in the OECD countries, voted best inner city of the Netherlands, repeatedly voted best student city of the Netherlands.


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