Maakfestival: Innovation in the heart of Groningen – VIDEO
By Himanshu Jana and Anna Zwettler Technological advances and innovation are often seen as abstract concepts inaccessible to the average person. The city of Groningen, however, takes on the opposite approach. Through its Maakfestival, the city’s residents are taught that anyone can innovate – no matter how young. Continue reading Maakfestival: Innovation in the heart of Groningen – VIDEO
City Of Groningen Reveals Painting For Newly Renovated City Hall; Art Feature
The city of Groningen wanted a painting which showcased the Groninger’s spirit, while paying homage to the city’s long history of education, trade and community. Groningen’s municipality commisioned Egbert Modderman, a prominent Groningen portrait artist known for his works in the city’s Martini church. Earlier today, his painting was unveiled and is on permanent display… Continue reading City Of Groningen Reveals Painting For Newly Renovated City Hall; Art Feature
Uncertainty of end to gas quakes leaves Groningers under stress
By Ana Lešković and Lily Plass There is also a lot of discussion about extracting gas on the mainland of Groningen. For years now, there have been earthquakes because of the drilling. Reason for the Dutch government to announce the closure of the gas plants by 2023. But there is doubt whether the government will… Continue reading Uncertainty of end to gas quakes leaves Groningers under stress
Keti Koti Festival Shines Light on Groningen’s Dark Past – VIDEO
Groningen’s cultural scene is hosting a large scale Keti Koti festival on July 1st. After a year of discussions about its role in the Dutch slave trade, is now the time for the northern city to offer a formal apology? Continue reading Keti Koti Festival Shines Light on Groningen’s Dark Past – VIDEO
Syrian refugee feels at home in Groningen – VIDEO
By Tom Abadie and Himanshu Jana June 29th, 2022 – While millions of migrants are fleeing Ukraine to all corners of Europe, many migrants from the past are being forgotten. Here in Groningen, large groups of refugees from Syria notably arrived over the last few years following conflicts in their home country to settle in… Continue reading Syrian refugee feels at home in Groningen – VIDEO
NOMEN: “We really want to welcome all people” – VIDEO
NOMEN is a safe space initiative founded by Léa de Croÿ and Carlota Sousareis. Whilst NOMEN’s controversial name might push people away, there is more than meets the eye. Continue reading NOMEN: “We really want to welcome all people” – VIDEO
Islanders oppose new North Sea gas platform – VIDEO
Residents of Schiermonnikoog are ready to resist plans for a new gas drilling site 20km north of the island. Continue reading Islanders oppose new North Sea gas platform – VIDEO
Boijmans Rotterdam Starts Arts Initiative In Rotterdam-Zuid
With minority communities an under-represented part of arts in the Netherlands, the famous Boijmans Museum begins an exhibition in Rotterdam Zuid which focuses on Rotterdam Zuid. Continue reading Boijmans Rotterdam Starts Arts Initiative In Rotterdam-Zuid
Almost one million Dutch discovered Yoga’s mental and physical benefits.
Almost one million Dutch people are regularly on the mat doing yoga to restore mental and emotional balance. Continue reading Almost one million Dutch discovered Yoga’s mental and physical benefits.
RC Racing: Small Wheels and Speedy Engines – VIDEO
By Jason Smeets and Paula Gibson 24th of June, 2022 – Despite having its inaugural world championships almost 40 years ago, the sport of Remote Control Car Racing, remains unknown to many. This past weekend The Large Scale Track GP was hosted by the Model Real Racing Club 80, in Groningen. 9to5Groningen went to the track to… Continue reading RC Racing: Small Wheels and Speedy Engines – VIDEO
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