zaterdag 29 december 2018


Als Groninger ben ik er trots op. Het nachtleven van Berlijn, Hamburg, Londen, Praag, Brussel, Parijs, Barcelona en Madrid is wel eens (min of meer regelmatig) bezocht door deze Beijumblogger.
Maar voor goed tot uitstekend uitgaan kan hij ook op de fiets stappen om vijf kilometer verderop naar het bruisend uitgaansleven van de stad Groningen te gaan.

In de toonaangevende Britse krant The Guardian staat bovenstaande foto met onderstaande tekst:

Best for: an alt city-break
With students making up a quarter of its population, this northern Dutch city has a host of late-night drinking haunts, ranging from hip brew house and live music venue Brouwerij Martinus to the bars and cafes of Grote Markt and Poelestraat. Groningen is also home to Paradigm – a music and art collective that has been running raves in the area for years and last year moved to the Suikerunie, an incredible new club and festival site occupying a Mad Max mix of disused industrial buildings by the Hoendiep canal. The city centre’s club scene has also gone up a notch or two since the opening of Oost in 2016 – an intimate 250-capacity space with a focus on house, techno, disco and funk. Oost also runs Discours, a space for public debate on social issues.
Where to stay Rebel Rebel (doubles €60 B&B, dorm beds from €20 B&B) is acontainer hostel with super-kitschy rooms, lockers and a fun terrace with swings and a bar.

In 2015 berichte de krant over How Groningen invented a cycling template for citys all over the world.

"Groningen decided in the 1970s to enact policies to make it easier to walk and bike, and discourage the use of cars in the city center. By pedestrianizing some streets, building cycle tracks everywhere, and creating a unique transportation circulation pattern that prohibits vehicles from cutting through the city, Groningen actually made the bicycle -- in most cases -- the fastest and most preferred choice of transportation."

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