Groningen Local Customs

  • Sculpture at Hereplein
    Sculpture at Hereplein
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    tembo Kindertagverblif
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    The girls here are large and a...

    by sandravdp Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The girls here are large and a bit weird. The most of them -I am sorry to say- are not very nice. A bit nasty...Howcome I don't know...Service is often no good in this town. Waitresses never hurry up, they take it very slow :(
    On the pictures: girls that are NOT from Groningen hehe (no offence). Wanna see more about my friends and me, the fast citygirls? Go and take a look in my TRAVELLOGUE then. Hurry up! Lol! ;)

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    Almshouses / quadrangles in...

    by Routeman Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Almshouses / quadrangles in Groningen.
    Of all the old Dutch towns, Amsterdam, Leiden and Groningen possess the greatest number of almshouses. Due to these islands of tranquillity, the inner city of Groningen has remained a pleasant residential area. It is possible to make a walking tour past the Groningen Gasthuizen ( Almshouses ).

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    GRONINGEN IS A CITY WITH MANY...

    by Routeman Written Aug 25, 2002

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    GRONINGEN IS A CITY WITH MANY FACES.For the Dutch, Groningen is in the first place a student-city, but a rich history has also provided the city with historical buildings, courtyards and ofcourse 'Uncle Loek's Horse'. Modern architecture can also be found, and Groningen's sporty side reflects in the fact that it has been chosen 'world's best bicycling city.

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  • Being American made it...

    by Ballgame Written Aug 24, 2002

    Being American made it relatively easy to communicate with people. For the most part, you can have a conversation in English. Let your hair down, throw caution into the wind, because these students from the university know how to party.

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    Candy at the Fair

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 25, 2003

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    Typical Dutch: Candy stall at the Fair.

    Try Zuurstokken, wijnballen, Noga......... and go to your dentist.

    Candy
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    Seafood goodies

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 25, 2003

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    Once you are at the market, stop at one of the fish stalls. Excellent seafood.

    Haring
    Garnalen
    Kibbeling

    Try it all!

    Seafood
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    Local food goodies

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 25, 2003

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    Just a window food picture at the market.

    Devil's food
    Red velvet
    Baklava
    Spekkoek

    and much more.....

    Yam Yam
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    Queen's Day

    by nighthawk Written Jan 27, 2003

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    Dressing up in orange....kouk hakken .... mmm I guess it s chopping gingerbread with a split knife which you need to handle in a certain way to obtain perfect slices.

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    Street organ

    by nighthawk Written Dec 27, 2002

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    This is the 'Pronkjewail' or jewel in yr language :-)
    It s an street organ and it plays real nice tunes. It always perks me up and that is why I always give some money to the man that stands with it.

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    Student games

    by nighthawk Written Oct 18, 2002

    For the first year there were some cultural additions to the programme.
    Like Scottish field games, which explained these Dutch guys dresses up as Scottish.

    Look at the right... :)

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    There are about 30...

    by Umfufu Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There are about 30 windmillparks in the Netherlands. Most of them are near the sea / coast. Cause thats the place where you can find the most wind.

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    Groningen is a nordic city....

    by carolineraat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Groningen is a nordic city. People say that the Groningers are more calm and reserved than other dutch, but I haven't noticed it!

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