8 lovely things to do this Valentine’s Day in Groningen

Wednesday 12 February 2020 4 minutes reading time

8 lovely things to do this Valentine’s Day in Groningen
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This Friday is the day that so many around the world celebrate and fear: Valentine’s Day. Filled with obligations and expectations it might be difficult to fulfill all those romantic dreams one has. But do not despair: Discover Groningen, your personal Last Minute Cupid is here to help!

It does not matter if you are searching for some last minute plans for you and your love, for you and your friends or for yourself (self love is the best love). Simply read further to hear our tips for this lovely day!

Photo: Alexander Postma (Discover Groningen)

Starting the night with a Romantic Dinner

A great location to have dinner this Valentine’s Day is YIP (Asian Bar and Restaurant). Here you can enjoy a romantic 3-course surprise menu with your loved one. As a special you will receive a limited edition Moët Rosé with your meal. Sounds perfect? Simply reserve a table and mention that you want the Valentine’s special.

Single and ready to mingle? Have you ever been on a blind date before? Maybe this is the chance. Fresh Dates organizes this special blind date edition at the Cappuvino. Simply answer some questions and your match might be your next happy ever after.

If you want a romantic view over Groningen then Nok is the place to go. While having drinks or a delicious dinner by candle light you can look outside and enjoy the view over the city.

Photo: Kokomo Groningen

In case you do not feel like having a romantic dinner, but rather want to dance all night long, we also gathered a few tips for you:

Going out on Valentine’s Day

What about singing and dancing to the best songs from the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s at the Drie Gezusters? At 11 PM starts the special Valentine’s edition of “Hitjesdag”. Enjoy Music and Drinks on this night full of love!

You simply want to party and forget all the love around you? Then the “Anti-Valentijnsborrel” might be perfect for you! You can enjoy a great night out on the 13th of February at the Tapperij Grote Markt. Have some drinks with like-minded people and start the 14th of February right.

In case you rather want to impress someone with your beautiful singing then you can do that at the Hoendiep Café. This Friday the “Valentijnskaraoke” will be open for everyone to sing their favourite love ballads.

Photo: De Drie Gezusters

But for those of you who prefer a quiet and relaxed day/night here are some of our lovely suggestions:

What else to do on Valentine’s Day

There are currently a lot of movies playing from different genres. You can watch a romantic movie with your loved one (little tip: Book the love seats), Or a romantic comedy with your girls. Or do a date free Guy’s night to celebrate Bromance. If none of that sounds appealing to you, it is allowed to go alone and this way you know no one else is going to eat your precious popcorn. Check out the movies at Pathé Groningen and Forum Groningen.

You can also be part of the February edition of “Stranger Things have happened” at USVA. Enjoy this Improv comedy show with music, comedy, and games on this Valentine’s Day.

As you can see no matter if single or taken, you have a lot of options to celebrate love this valentine’s day. The important thing is to be happy. Whether you are happy with your loved one, partying with your friends or at home watching some Netflix. Just do what you love and what makes you happy!

Ines Oliveira

This article is written by Ines Oliveira

Ines studies Linguistics and Spanish in Bremen. She enjoys writing, researching and photography. The passion for those three things and her studies brought her to Groningen.