Transportation modes

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (recommended)
200km from Groningen city center
2 hours by car or 2.5 hours by train

Groningen Airport Eelde (limited flights available)
16km from Groningen city center
20 minutes by car or 45 minutes by train

Getting around Groningen & The Netherlands by Public Transportation

Public transport in the Netherlands is accessed via a common ticketing system called the OV-chip card. These cards can be purchased at vending machines at any travel/train station. Single-ride tickets are also available.

For more information, visit:

Groningen by bus
Via, you can plan bus & train rides from and to various dutch destinations.
For bus/tram/metro travel in the Netherlands, a minimum of 4 euros travel credit is required to check in.

Trains in the Netherlands.
The major train operator in the Netherlands is the NS (Nationale Spoorwegen). Around Groningen you can also make use of the Arriva train operator.

Via, you can plan your travel via train. Alternatively, you can visit or directly for information on travel/arrival/departure times.

For the NS trains, a ticket or a minimum of 20 euros travel credit is required to check in.
For Arriva, a ticket or a minimum of 10 euros travel credit is required to check in.

Tuesday, 7 January

  • Pick-up from Grote Markt Groningen to event location and back
  • Departure time: 11:00 – 11:30

Wednesday, 8 January

  • Departure from Grote Markt Groningen for dealmaking and matchmaking events
  • Departure time: 08:45 – 09:30


 For a full overview of all start & departure times, please consult the day program section here.

Biking is common in Groningen (or in the Netherlands in general) as the biking infrastructure is very good. You can rent bikes at:

Fietsverhuur Groningen
Gedempte zuiderdiep 68
+31 (0)50 230 5875

Bikes in Groningen
Sint Jansstraat 25
+31 (0)6 24515546

Pims fietsen
Westerkade 24
+31 (0)50 750 1402

TrendEwheels Groningen
Schuitendiep 2
+31 (0)50 851 1532

Taxi Noord Groningen
+31 (0)50 549 4940

Please note, Uber is NOT available within Groningen.


(Paid) Parking space is available near the different venues of the events.

Check the event locations for additional information.