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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 10:30 AM
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Groningen | The Netherlands



Groningen is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. Being such a small country, it would probably rank as a suburb of Amsterdam in China or the US. Nonetheless, Groningen has its own distinct style and urban vibe.

Like most Dutch cities, the street plan in the city center is pretty much medieval; the further you move away, the younger the city gets, the more urban it feels. Over 400 buildings were destroyed in World War II, most just three weeks before the Nazi capitulated. Part of the city center had to be rebuild after the liberation.

First mention in a official document was in 1040 AD. Nevertheless, people have been living here since at least 400 BC. Groningen now is the youngest and smartest city in the Netherlands, home to the second oldest university and over 50,000 students. And, o yeah, it has been my home for the last 23 years. Sure hope you enjoy the tour.



























































































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Great set of urban images of Groningen. 50,000 students is quite a lot in comparison to Groningen's total population of 200,000.
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Just incredible. You have a terrific eye!
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Haha, such a cute little girl hugging a lifeless statue...
There are lively tiny male kids in nurseries to match and comfort her over here.
They brats are exhausting their teachers.



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Great shots! I've never heard much about Groningen, but it looks like a fascinating place.
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2018, 7:29 AM
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Great set of urban images of Groningen. 50,000 students is quite a lot in comparison to Groningen's total population of 200,000.
Thanks, yes, quite a lot, and the number of (international) students is growing.
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Just incredible. You have a terrific eye!
Cheers tdawg.

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Great shots! I've never heard much about Groningen, but it looks like a fascinating place.
Thanks, I think on average I post one thread here with pics of Groningen a year; check: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/sear...archid=1794959
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Very nice set of pictures.
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Beautful. The red modern building in the first pic is really cool, what is that?
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Goed gedaan! Groningen is prachtig, ik heb in veel nederlandse steden gewoond maar en Groningen is mijn favoriet.
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Beautful. The red modern building in the first pic is really cool, what is that?
Thanks Nightsky. That used to be a place called the Infoversum, the Netherlands' only fulldome 3D theatre, but it went bankrupt and is now home to a bar/restaurant called Dot. The dome is actually white, but lit up at night by colored lights, pretty nice.

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Goed gedaan! Groningen is prachtig, ik heb in veel nederlandse steden gewoond maar en Groningen is mijn favoriet.
Dat ben ik uiteraard helemaal met je eens. ;-)
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superb image the one in black & white
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I spent a week there in May 2017. Great, great city. Loved it.
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Nice shots! It looks like it would be a fun place to live.
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I spent a week there in May 2017. Great, great city. Loved it.
Cool, glad you loved it!

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