"ER IS NIETS BOVEN GRONINGEN" Groningen by pieter_jan_v
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Er gaat niets boven Groningen is the real promotion slogan of this town, often changed into "Er is nothing boven Groningen". The first meaning "There's nothing superior over Groningen" and the second "There's nothing North of Groningen".
Groningen is about 1000 years old. It was started as a farmer's village on one of the high points of the "Hondsrug". Through the ages it became bigger and was transformed into a fortified city.
One of the most rememberable historical facts is The Siege of Groningen by Bommen Berend, the army of the bishop of Munster in 1672. Groninghen won the batlle and guaranteeded a free Holland.
From around 1870 the fortifications were broken down and Groningen really expanded. The railway brought Groningen a fast connection with the rest of The Netherlands. New city quarters and water ways were made.
Since 1614 Gringen has a University, that nowadays 20.000 students attend.
- Pros:Nice people, nice shops
- Cons:Crowded in the weekends
- In a nutshell:Northern Beauty
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