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Castles Tour 
Have you already seen the castles around Groningen? These villas from previous centuries were owned by rich families and are called “borg”. Would you like to go back in time and see how a rich farmer in Groningen in former days lived? Sign up for this event and visit several castles, wander through it’s grand gardens and visit the wonderful coach houses. 

When: 07 july 2017, 12.45 - 18.30 hour
Where: In and around Groningen
Costs: € 25,00 - € 35,00 (€ 10,00 for children)
More info: https://toerisme.groningen.nl/en/events/castles-tour




De Culinaire Verleiding
The Noorderplantsoen will be filled by the wonderful smells of the cooks’ specialties for three days this June. Food trucks, a built up stand, Dutch, Surinam, organically conscious or deliciously unhealthy; the Culinaire Verleiding will have something for every one.

When: 07, 08 and 09 july 2017
Where: Noorderplantsoen Gronngen
Costs: free entrance
More info: link




Zomer Welvaart
The historic Hoge and Lage der A forms traditionally the decor of the maritime summerfestival "Zomer welvaart". One thing is clear: during the summer it becomes a bust of importance in the Groninger 'Diepen' and ports. Come along and imagine yourself back in time on old cutters, rockers and push boats. Enjoy music from up and coming talents and entertain yourself with plenty of activities for all ages.

When: 28 up to 30 July 2017 
Where: Hoge der A, Groningen
Costs: free entrance
More info: link 






Paradigm Festival 2017
It’s that time of year again; time for one of the most diverse and innovative electronic music festivals of the Netherlands: Paradigm Festival 2017. Next to internationally known techno and house artists, this edition will be offering more space for the creative aspects that make Paradigm what it is: a collective of dissidents that transform today’s festival experience into a truly unique experience.

When: 11 up to 13 August 2017
Where: Atoomweg, Groningen
Costs: www.paradigmfestival.com/tickets-foreigners/
More info: www.paradigmfestival.com/





Noorderzon
Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen is the somewhat peculiar combination of an international arts festival on the cutting edge with exciting contemporary performing arts from all over the world. This big annual summer festival in a feely accessible park is eleven days long and for about 135.000 visitors from Groningen, the rest of the Netherlands and the rest of the world.

When: 17 up to 27 August 2017
Where: Noorderplantsoen, Groningen
Costs: free entrance. For ticket costs: www.noorderzon.nl/en/tickets
More info: www.noorderzon.nl/en/startpagina






Groningens Ontzet (Bommen Berend)
To commemorate Groningens Ontzet, there are festivities around Groningen every year on the 28th August. The day is also known as “Bommen Berend”, named after the bishop of Münster, the city which had the city of Groningen besieged in 1672.

When: 28 August 2017
Where: Groningen city centre
Costs: free entrance
More info: link 




Jonge Harten Theaterfestival
Just about all of the theaters in Groningen will be part of the Theater festival Jonge Harten from 17 up to 25 November, 2017. The festival program will be announced after the summer, but as always, one thing is certain: everyone will find something to his or her own liking.

The exciting dance performances, creative multimedia projects, international acts, workshops and short films attract 10.000 young culturally interested attendees every year.

When: 17 up to 25 November 2017
Where: different locations in the city centre of Groningen
Costs: link 
More info: www.jongeharten.nl/en/