Groningen (The Netherlands)

Groningen (Dutch pronunciation is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the province in the Netherlands. With a population just above 200,000 it is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands.

An old city, Groningen was the regional power of the northern Netherlands, a semi-independent city-state and member of the German Hanseatic League. Groningen is a university city: it houses the University of Groningen (about 30,000 students) and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (about 25,000 students).