DO YOU NEED A BICYCLE?
YES, YOU DO!
In Groningen, the best way to get around in the city is by bike. Whether you need to go to work, class, the supermarket or the city center, cycling is the fastest, cheapest and most efficient way to get where you need to go.
When you first arrive in Groningen we strongly advise you to get a bike as quick as possible to make you mobile and explore your new city in the best way possible. New bikes start at around €300 which of course is a lot of money, therefore a second hand bike might be the more attractive option. De Ganze bike shop can offer you second hand bikes in the price range of €65 and €130, which is the cheapest option in the city. They also offer repairs to your bike at the lowest rate around and if your bike is still in good shape at the end of your semester in Groningen De Ganze will buy it back from you at a discounted price.
On top of this, ESN members get a 10% discount on all the bikes, repairs and accessories so make sure you show your ESN card!
For more information about the opening hours and prices go to http://www.deganze-fietsen.nl/ or come visit the store at the Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 69 in Groningen (see map). They are open 6 days a week and have English speaking staff present to help you.