Groningen has a great community of all different types of sports – check out the organisations and clubs that are participating in Experience Groningen below!
Bjoeks likes to welcome you to the highest climbing tower in the world: Excalibur.
Want to learn how to climb or want to prepare yourself for a climbing adventure on a real mountain? Then here’s where you should go. Bjoeks provides courses for all levels.
During Experience Groningen, you’ll get a climbing introduction and start climbing in pairs. Not great with heights? Don’t worry – you’ll have a great instructor who will make sure you’re safe.
Footballclub FC Groningen is a highly connected organisation within the city and province of Groningen. FC Groningen plays football at the highest level in the Dutch football league – called the Eredivisie (‘Honours division’). Matches held in Groningen are played at their home stadium: the Euroborg. This stadium can seat over 22,000 supporters! Tour the stadium and explore how football clubs make money.
Join Experience Groningen for a change to get a tour round the Euroborg stadium and explore in-depth how football clubs make money.
At Groningen Gladiators you have the opportunity to play the fastest and most awesome sport ever played, lacrosse.
We practice twice a week and have games about 10 times a year. Besides having practices, we also have all kinds of social activities, drinks, fun activities and our annual Schierkamp at Schiermonnikoog.
During Experience Groningen, the Gladiators will play two short games, guys and girls version, and there will be the possibility to try out lacrosse yourself. Come and join!
Kardinge is the largest multi-purpose sports center in the north of the Netherlands. Over half a million visitors are welcomed every year! Skating, swimming, tennis, squash and working out in the gym: everything is is possible at Kardine.
During Exprience Groningen, you will be able to try ice-skating like Dutch people do! Don’t worry if you don’t know how to skate yet – we’ll have some very capable Dutchies teaching you!
Gracie Barra Groningen offers Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and no-gi grappling classes.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a sport similar to judo (no punching and kicking) but with more emphasis on the ground. Students at GBG train for a variety of reasons, self-defense, fitness and competition sport jiu jitsu. We have a nice and friendly group, with lots of nationalities and all classes are taught in English.
For Experience Groningen, Gracie Barra will provide you with a workshop where you will get an introduction to BJJ (brazilian jiu jitsu), cover some self defense and sport techniques. Moreover, no prior knowledge or skills are required!
Sports Science Institute Groningen
Sport Science Institute Groningen is a collaboration between the University of Groningen, the University Medical Center Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the City of Groningen.
What do we do? We unite, promote and increase the visibility of sport research in the region of Groningen. We thereby develop education trajectories within sport science.
On Friday March 11th, we will provide an overview of the Sport Science Institute Groningen and a demo in sport measurement and testing.
Henk Meijer Taekwando School
The Taekwondo School Henk Meijer offers both children’s lessons and training for adults. This again is divided into beginner and advanced levels. Taekwondo is a flashy and dynamic Korean martial art that can be practiced recreationally, in competition or as pure self-defense.
Interested? They have prepared a workshop for you in their school on Friday the 11th of March!
The Knickerbockers is the largest student football club in The Netherlands with 26 teams of which 8 are women teams!
We provide every student the opportunity to play this beautiful sport no matter what your level is. We also let you experience real Dutch ‘gezelligheid’ after your match or during the wonderful parties.
During Experience Groningen, we will give you the opportunity to play some football and join us for a beer afterwards.