Groninger Museum, Groningen

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Housed in three pavilions, each designed by a different architect, Groninger Museum displays modern and contemporary art. The museum opened in 1874, but the current construction wasn't completed until 1994. Take in the distinct pavilions, a silver cylindrical building, a yellow tower, and a blue deconstructivist space. These structures merge seamlessly into one museum located on the canal. Explore the museum to see local, national, and international works of art. If you'd like a more in-depth understanding of the exhibits, choose from one of the several tours offered. See Groninger Museum and all Groningen has to offer by arranging your trip with our Groningen vacation planner .
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  • The building of the museum is a little gem in Groningen. We came by to see the "Romantics in the North" exposition, very well organized. The little cafè is also very nice, and very close to the statio...  more »
  • There was a beautiful exhibition on the romance of the North. Very varied and beautiful pieces. Also the permanent collection is surprising. Fortunately we were there early because a few hours later it was very crowded [on Saturday]
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  • A beautiful museum with surprising exhibitions! Beautiful rooms, very spacious, friendly staff.
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  • This is an art gallery not a museum. The cafe is very busy. The entry fee for an adult is €13. This is expensive. I don't recommend it unless you are very interested in art, especially paintings of rich people who lived in Groningen years ago. You might be interested in large numbers of silver pots here. I didn't enjoy it because I couldn't relate to most of the art on display - it lacked heart. My favourite exhibits were the prehistoric items.
  • It can be good, but make sure you go during an exhibition or you might find some empty walls when it is already a smaller museum. But it is free for students and worth checking out if you are one.
  • Best museum in Groningen. Their collection is very interesting and their temporary exhibitions are definitely worth a visit!
  • Although the architecture is quite hideous, the inner contents can be interesting at times. New expositions come and go with a relatively small interval.
  • Fantastic museum. There is always something interesting to see here. This time I enjoyed the Maarten Baas exhibition "Hide & seek" and the films of Gabriel Lester.

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