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Groninger Museum

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Address: Museumeiland 1 | (opposite the train station), 9711 ME Groningen, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 (0)50 36 66 555
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Musium is even beautiful from outside, inside nice place with groninger history, very close to the main train station.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Musium is even beautiful from outside, inside nice place with groninger history, very close to the main train station.

Thank Shelimashrafahmed
Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very interesting, well structured, dynamic and fun exposition. The museum is very well organized and with good permanent exhibitions.

Thank diegoj309
Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find in Groningen, right across the channel opposite the railwaystation.. Nice building, partly built in the channel it seems. Nice collections of art and also a steadily changing special arts collection f.i. The David Bowie collection that was very good. The interior of the museum is also worth a visit, they didn't forget a good restaurant also! And... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really great museum. If you like modern architecture, you'll love this building. It is simply wonderful, with all sorts of quirky corners, nooks and crannies. The collections are fun and interesting. The only thing I didn't care for was the top floor display of wooden structures made by a Dutch artist whose name escapes me now. Apart... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I completely recommend this museum if you are either visiting Groningen or living there. Its collection is really diverse, the exhibitions are really good (lately we had Bowie is, Song Dong and upcoming a Rodin retrospective!) the architecture and its design makes it a unique in its kind and a great option in the north of the coutry

Thank Louiedica
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of paintings and very nice decoration after renovation. Only it is kinda boring in there.

Thank Olimkhuja A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has an interesting collection of modern paintings from the 20th century from mainly German and Dutch painters. Besides one can see also a wide variety of ancient art related to the Groningen area dating from BC to today. Just a couple of pieces from each period to cover such a wide span of time! The cafetaria is also... More 

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I keep trying with contemporary art but still don't get it, this museum confirms that view. I liked some of the traditional works of early Groningen and collectables but frankly the modern art stuff just leaves me stone cold and a waste of money for me...lucky we had a national museum Kaarte that gained us free entry, I'd have hated... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the 'nieuwe wilden' exposition. The museum has a great setup that invites you to explore all rooms. The rooms itself are little museums on their own. The combination of the artwork inspires and brings out the best of the artwork.

Thank Jeroen_en_Moniek
Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Groninger Musuem is not your average art museum. The building itself is a modern architectural art. The inside and outside are both stunning. The collection is balanced more to the modern, although there are a number of classic painters represented. Apparently, the collections on display change fairly often, so it is worth more than a few return trips. On... More 

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