Why Groningen?

It depends on what you are looking for, but we are convinced that Groningen is versatile. Residents of many different cultures and backgrounds live together in ‘our’ city. According to the statistics you will find out that Groningen has the youngest population in the Netherlands: 25% of the inhabitants are students.

Do you want to learn more about UMCG Groningen Cardiology? Use this link. Without a doubt? Go directly to the available vacancies at UMCG Groningen.

The Groningen province is located in the northeast region of the Netherlands. It borders the Drenthe province to the south, Friesland in the west and Germany in the east. To the north of Groningen is the Wadden Sea. The capital city, which also goes by the name of Groningen and where UMCG Cardiology is stated, is the largest city in northern Netherlands.

You will find pubs and restaurants on every corner. See works of art in unexpected places in the streets of Groningen, visit the main shopping streets with worldwide brands or go endless shopping in the lovely boutiques. You can experience the energetic city or step into the silence of rural Groningen. There is no need to choose between both options.


Where rich history and modern innovations meet
When you ask the Dutch what is the thing that first comes to mind when thinking of Groningen most will say: the Martini tower. After 500 years, the skyline of Groningen is still determined by the Martini tower. This 97 meter high tower can be climbed, and from the top you have a beautiful view over the city.

Next to this monumental institute a futuristic building rises: Forum Groningen. A meeting place for everyone with a certain curiosity in ‘today’s world and tomorrow’s opportunities’. The Forum holds 5 cinemas, cafés and restaurants, the city library and the highest terrace in Groningen with a phenomenal view and a rooftop cinema. And that represents  Groningen: the place where rich history and modern innovations meet


When you are not from around here…
You do not have to learn Dutch to live in Groningen. There are, for example, over 6000 international students from over 120 countries At UMCG Cardiology we work together with teams from all over the world. Therefore the main language at UMCG is English. When you start your professional career at UMCG there is no need to learn the local language right from the beginning. Although, if you are interested in this challenge of learning Dutch, we offer plenty possibilities to support you during a language course.

Getting around in Groningen
In Groningen it is easy to get around by public transport. The best way to get to know the city is by traveling through. For transport outside the city you can use the Dutch train or fly to the nearby Eelde Airport.

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