Groningen is situated in the north of the Netherlands close to the German borders. If you have a car you can reach the border within an hour and go shopping and sightseeing in cool cities like Oldenburg or Leer. Don’t have a car? Not to worry! Get a bus from Groningen station and travel to many cities in Europe with Flixbus www.flixbus.nl

Don’t want to travel by public transportation? Tag along with other fellow travellers by using Blablacar of rent a car using Snappcar

Although Groningen is in the North, the Netherlands is small, so cool cities are just a train ride away! Enjoy the Dutch scenery as you get on the train to Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague (and the beach) in under three hours. Train rides can be expensive so keep an eye out for cheap train tickets. Once in a while the HEMA, Kruidvat and Blokker sell cheap weekend train tickets. If you check out www.treinreiziger.nl for all the latest deals. You can also find some nice deals on  www.spoordeelwinkel.nl

Want to go a bit farther away but not sure if you can afford it? Make the most of your student time by going on cheap trips with ‘Student Trips Groningen’. Join the Facebook group and see when the next trip is organized. Share cars, rooms and memories as you travel Europe together.

Watch the video below for a short impression of Groningen! Credits: EduarFIlms