Starting January 1st you are really (yes really) going to eat healthier, run a lap through the Noorderplantsoen every week and visit your grandmother every month. Enough reasons to enjoy the last hours of 2015 during New Year’s Eve! In Groningen there are plenty of awesome parties. But in case you can’t see the forest for its trees, take a look at these tips from GroningenLife!
2015 was het jaar van Paradigm. De club werd namelijk verkozen tot beste underground club van de Benelux! Het jaar mag dus wel spetterend afgesloten worden met een Paradigm avond zoals we dat van Paradigm gewend zijn. Het voormalige Suikerunieterrein zal de hele avond trillen op de elektronische beats van de beste internationale artiesten. Wees er wel snel bij, want de kaartjes zijn bijna weg.
Back To The Vroeger (translation: past)
Do you prefer to sing the greatest hits of your youth, preferably off key and too loud? Than you should go to Simplon! Back To The Vroeger takes you back to the times of Nintendos without touchscreen and Saved by the Bell. In several rooms you can enjoy local DJ’s, Karaoke and of course the greatest hits! BVMLH, a popular collective from the north of the Netherlands, will fill the night with the best 90’s songs, bass-bangers, classics and zero hero hits. RocknRolla Soundsystem has promised to take care of ‘brilliant music’. Sounds promising.
If you want to have a typical Groninger New Year’s Eve, go to the Drie Gezusters. This is the most famous and largest café in Groningen. ‘De Drie’ will throw a party in nine different areas, so there will be something for everyone. At midnight you can bring a toast to 2016 on the Grote Markt next to the Martini Tower. Many students visit this café weekly anyways, so why not end the year in there as well?
At most student associations and sport associations there will be plenty of champagne as well, however most of these parties are for members only. That doesn’t go for Villa Volonté, the medical café. The students of the medical faculty of the University of Groningen run this café. Since ‘never change a winning concept’ is their motto, they are organising ‘Voor 15 euri naar de pleuri’ (translation: something like, get wasted for no money) for the second time. You have to buy a ticket beforehand for 15 euros and in return you can have unlimited drinks all night.
Whether you spend the night sitting on the couch with your in-laws, dancing at the Sugar Union complex or if you’re toasting on the Grote Markt, GroningenLife! wishes you a fantastic 2016.