It is summer vacation in Groningen. This week, the eleven-day Noorderzon festival starts and you can taste Syrian dishes at the Wolkenfabriek.

Noorderzon - Noorderplantsoen

From Thursday, Noorderplantsoen will once again be the setting for the Noorderzon theater festival. For eleven days, visitors immerse themselves in avant-garde theater performances and free concerts by the pond. People who don't go to a show can enjoy themselves at the many bars, food stalls and terraces.

  • Where: Noorderplantsoen
  • When: Thursday 15 to Sunday 25 August from 1 p.m.
  • Price: free entrance
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The Noorderplantsoen is decorated with lights and festival tents. (Photo: Noorderzon / Niels Cornelis Meijer)

Just Cafe - Vera

During the Zomaar Café, Ghost Bag & Tine Fetz, Atoomclub and Stoomgaas play quiet, warm tunes for a summer atmosphere in the cellar bar. The organization hopes for an "intimate evening with a calm heartbeat and a hypnotic and dreamy feeling".

  • Where: Vera, Oosterstraat 44
  • When: Saturday 17 August from 10 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
  • Price: 2.50 euros
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Pub quiz on the terrace - Three Sisters

On the terrace of the Three Sisters there is room for more than five hundred pub quiz participants. The pub quiz is part of the KEI week, but non-students can also register.

  • Where: De Drie Gezusters, Grote Markt 36-39
  • When: Thursday 15 August from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Price: free, but claim ticket in advance
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Wolkin with Yamen Cuisine - Cloud Factory

This weekend you can retreat to come and taste a lot of goodies in the Wolkenrestaurant. Yamen Ericksousi makes Syrian dishes such as hummus, muhamarra, olives with walnuts and pomegranate or okra with tomato sauce and fresh coriander.

  • Where: De Wolkenfabriek, Energieweg 10
  • When: Sunday, August 18 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Price: free entrance
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Yamen Ericksousi from Syria is standing in the kitchen of the Wolkenfabriek on Sunday. (Photo: 123RF)

Open rehearsal MIRA - Gerard Samponhuis

Student orchestra MIRA celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020 and therefore organizes all sorts of anniversary events. On Thursday, August 15, they rehearse at the Gerard Sampon House and everyone is welcome to listen to classical music.

  • Where: Gerard Sampon House, Concourslaan 10
  • When: Thursday, August 15 from 12.00 to 14.30
  • Price: free entrance
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