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What does it mean: Groningse Nuchterheid

Groningers often praise themselves for their “Nuchterheid”.  They even call it “Groningse Nuchterheid”. But what does it mean? Nuchter literally translates into: down-to-earth. At least, if you are talking about a state of mind. Because “nuchter” also means that you had are sober, had no alcohol


The stories behind the statues.

If you look around in Groningen you’ll see a lot of strange statues. There is a story behind every single one of them, probably, but what is the story? First of all the giant iron lady near the central station. You have probably seen it