One of the perks of being a student is having the opportunity to visit many concerts, movies, plays and cultural events. There's a reason Groningen is considered the cultural capital of the north. Whatever your preferred art form is, there's a place for it in Groningen!

There are four major theaters throughout the city. The oldest of which, De Stadsschouwburg, was opened in 1883 and has a great historical atmosphere. If you're an avid concert goer, you will want to visit VERA or Simplon. Especially Vera has become a household name in the pop and rock scene throughout the decades, as it has hosted big names such as U2 and Nirvana. Every year in January you get the chance to enjoy Eurosonic Noorderslag, the key exchange platform for European music. Hosted right here in the city center, you can attend a huge number of shows by artists big and small. It has served as the stepping stone for artists such as Jett Rebel and Bastille.

With over 50.000 students living and studying in Groningen, over a quarter of the city's resident is a student. You can safely say Groningen is the number one student city of the country. Unsurprisingly, there's tons os possibilities for students to express themselves through music, theater and art, such as at De Machinefabriek.

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