When you go off the beaten path, it can lead you to some dark places – but it’s those rough edges that keep things interesting. Take the Papengang, for example.


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Situated in the middle of the city’s nightlife district, this alleyway had a bit of a bad reputation for a while. But it’s gotten a major facelift over the past year – literally – and has gone from a grimy passage to an inviting backstreet. Local graffiti artist Roland Carter’s work has transformed the Papengang into a colorful portal to Groningen’s social life after dark.