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International student and want to play sports without limitations? Join the ACLO!

What is the ACLO?

As an international student in Groningen you are blessed with the best student sports organization of the Netherlands: the ACLO! If you are a student of the University of Groningen or Hanze University you can play sports for just €49,95 per semester. However only if you stay less than six months. It is also possible to purchase an ACLO Card for €59,95 which is valid for the academic year in which you will buy the card. The ACLO Sports Center is the place where yearly 19.000 students make use of different sports facilities in a student-like setting. From zumba to skiing, and from sky-gliding to beach volleyball, you’ll find it here! The ACLO offers more than 100 different kind of sports. You can find the complete offer here.

How can I get an ACLO-sports card?

If you are an exchange student and only in Groningen for one semester you can buy an ACLO Card for a reduced fee. If you are here for one semester the price of a ACLO Card is €49,95. For €10 extra, you can sport all year at the ACLO.

What can I do with my ACLO-sports card?

The ACLO offers sports in different ways:

  • Group lessons and open hours: Classes where you can just walk in and participate without any obligations.
  • Courses: You have to enroll in advance on our website to follow a course for 5 or 10 weeks.
  • Free bookings: To play tennis, squash, futsal or something else with friends, just call and book a court or hall via
  • Sports Associations: There are 50 sports associations affiliated to the ACLO. Click here for more information.

Visit the ACLO website for more information.

We hope to see you soon at the ACLO Sports Center!


Blauwborgje 16 (Zernike complex)    9747 AC Groningen

Stationsplein 7 (ACLO Station)          9726 AE Groningen

Information (Executive Board): +31 (0)50 363 46 41

Reservations (front desk): +31 (0)50 363 80 63