Moving to Groningen
Are you planning on moving to Groningen in the Netherlands? The country is well known for its liberal views and tolerance. Groningen is a young and vibrant university city, with one in every five people being a student and most people aged between 20 and 24. The city offers many cultural delights with museums and art galleries, along with an exciting and sometimes hedonistic nightlife, as you would expect in such a young city. The city centre boasts around 160 bars, cafés and nightclubs
Accommodation if you are thinking of moving to Groningen
There is a wide choice of property available in Groningen; most expats choose to rent an apartment or house at least until they become familiar with the city. The city centre is popular with students and young single people. Schilderswijk and Zeeheldenbuurt has a more mixed residential population, although the area is popular with students because of its proximity to the university.
Rivierenbuurt is situated behind the Central Station and close to Stadspark and again is popular with students. Vinkhuizen is further from the centre of the city and offers larger homes with gardens and is most popular with couples and families.
The following site has a selection of properties to rent or buy: https://www.expatrentals.eu/country/netherlands/groningen
Schools if moving to Groningen
Most expats choose to educate their children in international schools and these are concentrated in the main cities and often prove to be the best option for older children or for families staying in Groningen for a relatively short time.
The following site will help you find a suitable school: Schools Portal
Local Information if moving to Groningen
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: Tax & Bank Information
Travel if moving to Groningen
Groningen has an airport, which is 10 Kilometres south of the city centre. There are three train stations providing a regular service to most Dutch cities and a bus service run by Qbuzz. By car, a journey to Amsterdam takes almost two and a half hours. A recent survey found that 60 percent of all journeys made in Groningen were by bicycle.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Groningen
The currency of the Netherlands is the Euro; this is divided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of one, two, five, 10 and 20 cents.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White and Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign Exchange
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