Local services in Groningen

The most popular means of transportation for foreigners coming to Groningen is the excursion boat. While sightseeing the city from this vessel at least once is a must, it will not get you very far since you’ll end up at the same place as where you boarded. For your daily movement there are other ways to get around in Groningen. The most common form of public transport in Groningen is the bus. There are numerous bus lines running through Groningen and there’s always one which can take you where you need to go. There’s no need to wonder which line you need to take since there is a door to door journey-planner on the internet which can give you the fastest way of travelling and which bus line to take wherever you are in the Netherlands. The Netherlands has a high standard of medical care and the same applies for Groningen, but the procedures and arrangements might be different from your home country. In the Netherlands a general practitioner (GP) or family doctor is called a 'huisarts'. GPs can be visited during consulting hours, after making an appointment. The European Health Insurance Card will help you to get an emergency assistance in case of emergency (urgent operation or pain).

Shopping in Groningen


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Car Rentals in Groningen

Car Rentals

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Dental Care in Groningen

Dental Care

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