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Groninger Museum, Groningen
(4.2/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Groninger Museum and other Groningen attractions into our Groningen trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Depending on the exhibition and taste in art, you can have a good time or not. I had the chance to see Chinese modern art and it was quite interesting. 
  • Just opposite the station in the canal. The reading room is of another world with porthole windows looking into the canal 
  • The Groninger museum is located just opposite the Groningen central railway station. It is full of contemporary art. A very different experience as compared to seeing the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The...  more »
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  • We've been to the Bowie exhibit which was excellent. Must visit also for architecture fans.
  • Good museum with an interesting collection of both modern as well as classical art.
  • Awesome museum! Especially now that students enter free!
  • Very nice museum with lots of interesting expos throughout the year.
  • I attended to David Bowie exhibition. It was really amazing. I'm looking forward to visit again