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The TopDutch Weekend Guide 1st-3rd of November

Welcome to November. With a new month, comes new fun in the TopDutch region. Are you feeling curious? If so, it's your weekend because there’s a lot to learn this week; from science to sustainability to sports. Have fun!

For the innovators

Let’s Gro

The TopDutch region is a good place to live, but it can always be better. Let’s Gro Festival is held in the city of Groningen, to inspire and bring together locals for the future of the city and the region. For four days, there will be lectures, masterclasses and events for all sorts of topics; from sustainability to talent. There’s for sure something to get everyone thinking, including a wide range of events tailored to internationals.
Where? Across Groningen. When? 30th of October to 2nd of November.

For the scientists

Campus Fryslân

Our University of Groningen’s Campus Fryslân has moved to their new building, the Beurs, and are inviting everyone to help them celebrate. The official grand opening is on Thursday, but on Saturday they’re holding a Science Fair, with open lectures in English and Dutch, and for the young scientists all sorts of fun to kick-start a love of science.
Where? Beurs building, Leeuwarden. When? 31st of October to 2nd of November.

For the young sustainable ones

Sustainability Center Assen

For the younger generation of eco-warriors, there’s all sorts of fun activities at the Duurzaamheid Centrum (Sustainability Center) in Assen this week. Is there a dolly that’s no longer at their best? Kids can take them to the Toy Doctor, so they don’t have to be thrown out. And it’s coming up to Sinterklaas, but that doesn’t mean buying even more toys; recycle them together at the Recycle Sint event. Check out their whole agenda on their website.
Where? Duurzaamheid Centrum, Assen. When? Events every weekend.

For the active ones


The oldest organized run in Groningen, the Plantsoenloop, is back this weekend. Taking place in, you guessed it, the Noorderplantsoen, it brings together young and old, with distances from 1km to 8km. A perfect way to enjoy the beautiful fall weather this weekend.
Where? Noorderplantsoen, Groningen. When? 2nd of November.

For the art-lovers

Art Month Ameland

The first of November marks the start of Art Month on the island of Ameland. Enjoy all sorts of different types of art, from textiles to sculptures to photography, across a number of locations on the island. Sea air, and beautiful art, what more could you want?
Where? Across Ameland, Friesland. When? 1st-31st of November

For the business minds

Open Business Day Hoogeveen

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed door in our local bakeries, factories and offices? The Open Business Day in the bustling industrial town of Hoogeveen shows 20,000 visitors each year the answer. Maybe you’re younger one is interested in a particular career? Or you’re just curious about the local talent? 20-30 businesses will be open, to explore what they do and how they work.
Where? Business locations across Hoogeveen. When? 2nd of November.

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