Studentrooms in Groningen: how about that?
It's difficult to describe the typical studentroom in Groningen, because there are so many different ones. There are rooms with their one kichen, but also rooms with their own toilet. Some students have a livingroom and a bedroom, others only have space for their twinbed. One thing all rooms have in common, you always need to share something. Think about a kitchen, a bathroom or a toilet.
Lots of people think that studenthouses are very dirty. That they have mice and leftovers on the kitchen table. That's not always the case. Groningen has many student houses or building who are well maintained and have good envoirments.
Rooms you can rent in GroningenStudent rooms in Groningen are usually small and efficiently furnished. Because you share many spaces, many students do not need a very large room. Nevertheless, in this blog we want to distinguish between two types of rooms: rooms with a GK and rooms without a GK. Probably some readers are now wondering what a GK actually is. GK stands for shared living room. A shared living room is a living room that you share with all roommates. Many houses in Groningen consist of a number of bedrooms, a bathroom, a toilet and a GK. Students who live in a house with a GK often have a smaller room of their own, because they do not need to be in the room in addition to sleeping and studying.
Other student rooms in Groningen are slightly larger, because they are in a house without a GK. In these types of houses, your student room is a bedroom and living room in one. The rooms are bigger, because you simply need more space. Some students say that these types of student rooms are less cozy, some students say that these types of rooms are more pleasant, because you have more privacy. In any case, there is something for everyone to choose from in Groningen.