Many international students travel all over Europe when on Erasmus. Being part of mainland Europe and being close to Bremen and Eindhoven, where Ryanair provide cheap flights, it is therefore very easy to travel. Although surrounded by such beautiful cities such as Bremen, Hamburg, Brussels, Paris and countless others. It is possible to visit equally beautiful places in The Netherlands. Last weekend I purchased a weekend day ticket from Kruidvat. The ticket is usually €12.49, however, I got it from a friend for €10. Various shops around Groningen regulary sell weekend and weekday tickets, which can save you a lot [...]
The organisation Studentify helps by creating simple guides for easy integration into Dutch student life and provides jobs for foreign students. This handles two of the most recent problems in their life: money and knowledge. Being a student is not only about celebrating, fun and carelessness. Besides, financial worries and housing problems are the main part of student life: the university studies say that the Netherlands is one of the most treasured studying spaces in Europe. Not without reasons: Especially in areas like Groningen the universities expect a lot more from their students than they are used to. In [...]
Christmas Markets in Belgium are very popular. They exude a fantastic atmosphere and offer great shopping opportunities. There are a few notable Belgian Christmas Markets particularly Brussels Winter Wonderland and the Bruges Christmas Market and also a relatively new market in Ypres, which is now in its third year. Brussels Christmas Market, the Winter Wonders takes place in the heart of Brussels. Hailed as “Europe’s most original Christmas market” by British tour operators. Exhibitors from all over Europe will set up their wooden chalets in the Grand Place, Place St Catherine, around the Bourse (Stock exchange) in the Place du [...]
In the beautiful garden of the Hortus Haren, Groningen Confucius Institute presents a traditional Chinese lightshow. Impressive Chinese constructions with light create an unique effect. The Confucius China Light Festival is open from 2 December 2011 until 29 January 2012, opening hours: 5 pm – 22 pm. This is a good chance to experience how the chinese celebrate new years.