Category: Local

The Animal Hospital: A safe haven for animals

By: Minho Seo/Groningen, April 2019 Household pets in the Netherlands are increasing rapidly. It is said that there are more than 30 million pets in the Netherlands. Of course, this means that the way people treat their pets has also improved. Pets are no longer treated as a simple animal, but it is now considered [ … ]

Flying Rats

By: Isabel Frahndl / Groningen, March 2019 How to keep your balcony a pigeon free zone They coo in the morning, build nests and cover your whole exterior in poop. Especially in urban areas, it’s mostly pigeons that are less timid and more likely to intrude private spaces. Still, many people deal with them the [ … ]

Behind the scenes – A day in a Buddhist monastery

While Catholics are struggling to keep their followers in church for Sunday services, Buddhism has become trendy during the last decades: Meditating Buddhas in between boxwood hedges of front gardens aren’t unusual, joss sticks are a “must have” in every household and Yoga has taken its place as a trend sport a long time ago. [ … ]


GRONINGEN, 01/12/2018 Yesterday, Yana Poppe, a Dutch artist with Indonesian roots, opened her solo exhibition “Everyday Japan” in Oude RKZ, presenting a new series of paintings showing the daily life in Japan. The core part of her work: Brightly coloured vending machines of all shapes and sizes. Her work can be viewed and purchased until [ … ]

All Hail The King Of Dutch Cuisine

BY GEERT BROEKMANN There’s no accounting for taste. In today’s world of cultural diversity and internationalization, everyone’s culinary assortment grows by the day, even here at the Hanze. Ingredients and flavors from any continent have now made their way to any local high street, and that brings many new experiences with it. Some dishes are [ … ]


Students Boost their Creativity at Local Museums

                                                                                                                              October 2018 | by Dzenita Merdzic It used to be a struggle for museums to get more young people to visit them voluntarily. However, that has changed. Last week when the campaign about creativity stimulations was launched flocks of students came to visit the Groninger museum. But what stimulated this change? The campaign [ … ]

Wave of orange in The Netherlands

By Heawon Shin  30 Sep 2018 Many people could see Dutch athletes wearing orange uniforms at international competitions such as the World Cup and the Olympics. The color has its origin by the name of the Dutch royal family Oranje-Nassau. Orange is the color that symbolizes the dignity of classy and trustworthy royal family and The [ … ]

Groningen first city to introduce smoking ban

7th september 2018, Emmen, F. Westerveld If it’s up to thirty large organisations in Groningen, smoking in public places is something of the past. The city of Groningen is going to help them achieve a smoking-free city. The city council approved a proposal to ban smoking in public spaces around institutions that ask for such [ … ]

Holland ‘Waterland’

30 Sep. 18, Groningen. F. Westerveld When you plan to visit the Netherlands, as an exchange student or otherwise, you’ll be confronted with water; a lot! Twenty six percent of Holland lies beneath sea-level. This brings not only threats, but also opportunities with it. The Dutchmen learned to manipulate the water and set it to [ … ]

Public memorial for victims of Stint accident in Oss

There will be a memorial on the 8th of October for the victims of the Stint accident, which took the lives of four children. The memorial will be broadcasted live on national television as well. André Stadhouder 7 October 2018 Fatal crash The accident, which took the lives of four children and seriously injured one [ … ]