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"Groningen is a vibrant city in the northern part of the Netherlands, known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and lively student population. Before moving to Groningen, expats should be aware that the official language is Dutch, but English is widely spoken due to the large international student population. The city is very bike-friendly, with many residents using bicycles as their primary mode of transportation. The cost of living in Groningen is relatively low compared to other Dutch cities, but it's still higher than in many other countries. Housing can be challenging to find, especially at the start of the academic year, so it's advisable to start looking for accommodation well in advance. The weather in Groningen can be quite changeable, with mild summers and cold, wet winters. It's advisable to invest in good quality rain gear and warm clothing. The city has a strong focus on sustainability, with many initiatives aimed at reducing waste and promoting green living. Groningen has a thriving cultural scene, with numerous museums, galleries, and music venues. The city is also home to the University of Groningen, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the Netherlands. Healthcare in the Netherlands is of a high standard, but it's mandatory to have health insurance. Expats should also be aware that Dutch people are known for their directness, which can sometimes come across as blunt. Finally, it's worth noting that Groningen is located in a region that has experienced earthquakes due to gas extraction. While these are generally minor, it's something to be aware of," wrote a member who made the move to Groningen, The Netherlands.

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SJB Global is a top-rated financial advisory firm specializing in expat financial advice worldwide, offering retirement planning & tax-efficient solutions with a regressive fee model.
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