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Groningen is the largest city in the Netherlands

Groningen is a city in the northeast of the Netherlands. With a population of 173,000, it is the seventh largest city in the Netherlands. Groningen was originally an agricultural area and became a commercial center in the 12th century.

Groningen has been inhabited since the 9th century. It was originally an agricultural area and developed into an important commercial center along the A River in the 12th century. About 1282 joined the Hanseatic League. In the 14th century it was actually an independent aristocratic republic. It was occupied by the Spanish in 1580. It was occupied by French troops from 1795 to 1814. Occupied by German forces in World War II.

The city of Groningen has long been the center of knowledge, science, culture, trade and industry in the north of the Netherlands. The building has strong Dutch characteristics. It has beautiful scenery, pleasant weather and convenient transportation. People are young and energetic, and nearly half of the population is under 35 years old. Groningen is one of the first university cities in the Netherlands after Leiden, with more than 40,000 students out of 170,000 inhabitants.

The city of Groningen, where CEBB-“Cyber ​​Park” is located, is the capital of the province of Groningen in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, where the Ministry of Education of the Netherlands is located. For a long time, it has been the center of Dutch culture, science, trade and industry, and the earliest university city in the Netherlands second only to Leiden.

There are dozens of museums, opera houses, and the annual Groningen Art Festival in the city, which is known as the cultural capital of the north. The city of Groningen is rainy and the climate is fickle. The annual minimum temperature is 0℃, and the maximum temperature is +28℃. The city is surrounded by forests, pastures, oceans, islands and green spaces, decorating the city beautifully and spectacularly.

Groningen is 160 kilometers away from Amsterdam, the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Although it is the northernmost part of the Netherlands, it has convenient transportation. Groningen-Bremen-Hamburg highway.

There are two seaports and two fishing ports in Gecheng City. The Groningen River can dock 2000-ton ships and have fixed routes with European countries such as the United Kingdom, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The extensive transportation conditions make the city an important trade and commodity transshipment center in the Netherlands.

There are also many world-renowned companies, such as shipbuilding, metallurgy, machinery, textiles, etc., and the world’s largest gas field development ranks fourth in the world. Many famous European companies have set up headquarters and offices here, such as Royal Dutch Shell Group, Philips Electronics, Unilive, Akzo, Nobel, etc.

Groningen is not only an ideal city for study and work, it is also a paradise for life. Groningen not only has many shopping streets of various grades and hundreds of shops, it also has restaurants from all over the world. Bars, discos, cinemas and clubs. Some people say that Groningen is the most pleasant and comfortable city in the Netherlands and the first choice for tourists.

The best tourist season in Groningen is summer, which is relatively cool and generally the highest temperature does not exceed 30 degrees Celsius. Since the end of September, the rainy season has entered, and the number of rainy days per week is as high as 6 days. The annual minimum temperature is -10 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature is 32 degrees Celsius.

The people of Groningen eat more cold meals for breakfast and lunch. The breakfast of Groningen people is just bread with butter or cheese, and some milk or coffee. The Dutch don’t like tea very much, and usually drink milk to quench their thirst. Lunch is also very simple, mostly just bread with ham.

Dinner in Groningen is the main meal. Put tablecloths, napkins, knives and forks, spoons, cups and saucers, and seasonings on the dining table. Usually two dishes and one soup. The first course is soup, often made of corn flour into a thin paste. The second course is often vegetables. These vegetables are cooked without oil and salt seasoning. When eating, they are mixed with cream and gravy and poured on these vegetables. The third course is usually meat, mostly steak. The people in Groningen fry the steak with milk. The steak is slightly fried in a pan and then picked up. Put salt, pepper, ketchup and other condiments on the plate. The steak still had blood when it was cut.

There are many Chinese and Indonesian restaurants in the city center. These are the favorites of the Dutch. As for the local cuisine, I prefer to eat fried shrimps. The thumb-sized sea shrimps are fried in oil. After being out of the pan, they are charred and tender inside. They are dipped in various spicy or sweet and sour seasonings, which are authentic and refreshing.

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