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ESN Introduction Week September 2019

The Introduction Week of ESN Groningen is the biggest introduction week for international students in Groningen! It is the best way to start your time in this city. Discover Groningen with 2000 new international students, get to know each other and have an incredible beginning of your stay.

During the introduction week, you will be put in groups of ca. 15 internationals, guided with the help of introduction guides. These guides are Dutch or international students that have lived in Groningen for a longer period of time. They will help and guide you during the entire introduction week.

The ESN Introduction Week will start on Friday the 30th of August and will finish with an amazing final Dutch party on Wednesday the 4th of September. Since lectures will start on Monday the 2nd, ESN Groningen will only offer an evening program on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so you can still attend your lectures.

During the week you and your group will participate in our pub crawl, culture day, sports day, band night, comedy show, Dutch language lessons, a movie night and of course a couple of great parties! It’s the perfect way to meet new people, explore your new hometown, learn about the Dutch language and culture, and take care of practical issues such as getting a bicycle.
Below, you can find the entire program of the Introduction Week. Please note that this is a provisional timetable – it could be subject to changes!


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Tickets for the Introduction Week are €35. This includes:

  • Acces to the entire Introduction Week program (including 2 dinners)
  • An ESN Card (worth €7,50) that gives you access to event tickets, as well as local and international discounts
  • A goodie bag filled with useful information, goodies and discount vouchers


Get your ticket now! There are a limited number of tickets available, and Introduction Weeks in the past have always sold out. Don’t miss out on the best possible start to your stay in Groningen!

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Get a taste of the Introduction Week with our aftermovie from September 2018:


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17:00 - Kick-Off @ Academy Building (Broerstraat 4-5) // 20:00-22:00 - Dinner @ Introduction Guide's home // 22:00-01:00 - Pub Crawl @ Downtown Groningen // 00:00-05:00 - Opening Party @ De Drie Gezusters


12:30-17:30 - Sports Day or Culture Day (depending on your group number) // 18:15-20:00 - Dinner @ MartiniPlaza (Leonard Springerlaan 2) // 18:30-20:00 - Information Market @ MartiniPlaza // 20:00-22:30 - Comedy Night @ MartiniPlaza


12:30-17:30 - Sports Day or Culture Day (depending on your group number) // 23:00-05:00 - Full Moon Blacklight Party @ Club Kokomo (Gelkingestraat 1)


18:00-19:30 - Dutch Language Lessons @ Pathé Cinema (Gedempte Zuiderdiep 78) // 20:30-00:30 - Band Night @ Huize Maas (Vismarkt 52)


18:15-21:00 - Movie Night @ Pathé Cinema (Gedempte Zuiderdiep 78)


22:00-03:00 - Final Dutch Party @ MartiniPlaza (Leonard Springerlaan 2) // 03:00-05:00 - Afterparty @ Club Kiwi (Peperstraat 19)