Groningen, the capital of the province of Groningen, is the largest city in the north of the Netherlands. Despite the fact that it is not a very large city, it gets the moniker "Metropolis of the North" for being the urban center of a mainly agricultural area. The city's nightlife is vibrant and filled with students of the University. It's also a bicycle city as a majority of journeys in Groningen are made on bikes.
The largest festival is the Eurosonic Noorderslag, a showcase festival for European music held mid-January.
Groningen has a moderate climate, with a bit more rain late in the year than in Spring.
Groningen weather is best May through September. Expect about half of the summer days to have some precipitation. Fall has more rain than spring.
The chart below shows the historic high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Groningen.
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