Groningen is also known as the student city where it is possible to have a dance every day of the week and is rich in different cafes, pubs and clubs. Whether you are looking for a cozy evening in a cozy pub or want to party in a vibrant club, Groningen has something for everyone. Add a luxury overnight stay at Van der Valk Hotel Groningen - Hoogkerk and you have the perfect mix for an unforgettable time.

Nightlife in Groningen

In Groningen, you can party until late into the night. In the most famous and busiest nightlife streets, Poelestraat and Peperstraat, you will find most pubs and cafes. Think of the classics: Het Pakhuis, Café Shooters and Het Feest. For a real club experience, visit OCEAN41 and PALACE. Do you really want to go for something different? Then visit the Silent Disco or the Karaoke Bar.

Every day party

In Groningen, it's party time every day. Every night there is something to do, for both going out and having a drink on the terrace. Are you really looking for a busy evening? Then head into town on Thursday night. This night is also called the student night, because at about noon the whole city fills up with students eager to go out. On weekends, it's always busy as well, and you'll usually see a combination of students and city dwellers partying.

An overnight snack

Not only are pubs and clubs open all night in Groningen, but so are eateries like snack bars. After a busy night out, get a delicious snack from the wall at De Hoek, a doner kebab sandwich at Donerix or a delicious pizza at Antalya. Like the large selection of pubs in Groningen, there is also something for everyone to eat after going out.


Would you rather have a drink and play a game in town until late? You can! Plenty of cafes and terraces on Poeleplein are open until the late hours, giving you plenty of time to socialize and still catch up on the hustle and bustle of nightlife. Head to Het Concerthuis for a cozy living room atmosphere, Mr. Smith's Loft where you can look out on Groningen's canals or De Brouwerij where it's always party time.

More information

Curious about all the nightlife options and possibilities? Then visit Visit Groningen and discover its nightlife, party pubs and snack bars.