The number of coffeeshops in the Netherlands, where smoking marijuana is permitted, is sharply declining as nuisance complaints related to drug tourism continue to mount. Continue reading “‘Coffeeshops’ lose ground as drug-related nuisance complaints grow louder”
The public peeing case in Amsterdam sparks a debate about access to toilets in other Dutch cities, such as Groningen, revealing the unequal amount of toilets provided for men, women and handicapped.
International students living in a former refugee centre in Groningen have complained of disruption to their studies, inadequate living conditions and uncertainty regarding their future.
Despite mounting evidence that helmets could prevent numerous deaths and injuries, Dutch cyclists still prefer to go without protective headgear.
A taxi ban to fight noise complaints from local residents in Groningen can create higher prices and longer times for taxi rides, and the noise might still go on. Continue reading “Local residents remain disgruntled despite taxi ban”
Primary school teachers in Groningen will join a national teachers’ strike on October 5 to push the government to increase salaries and decrease workload. Continue reading “Teachers on strike for higher salaries and lighter workload”
Despite the rapid growth of large international chains, smaller and medium enterprises have a great opportunity to thrive in the downtown area of Groningen.