Groninger Museum
Groninger Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Afternoon of Art and Culture ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    My son took us here so we could spend time learning about the history of Groningen. It was a pleasant couple of hours and it was free to peruse the main museum. There was a Rolling Stones exhibition on and that required payment, but we were happy looking at the art work. All artists were from Groningen or the subjects in the paintings were from the city. It was a well kept and organised museum and we particularly loved the paintings and history. It was strange to walk down some of the corridors that were below water level and as you looked out of the windows you could see the canal! Nice way to spend a peaceful hour of art and culture.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Dutchtraveller007
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Museum visit in Groningen
    Always enjoy visiting the Groningen Museum and was lucky to visit the amazing “Unzipped” exhibit of the Rolling Stones. A look into the private life of one of the worlds biggest rock bands. The Museum also has a great section of Dutch female painters and an exhibit with art through the ages. The location is amazing and fairly priced for what you get.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • S N
    Leominster, Massachusetts141 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique architecture and a world-class museum
    This is really a fantastic building, and a perfectly created set of exhibitions. It's all changing exhibitions, so you will learn something new every time you go. Most amazing of all, it is free! Even if you are not a museum person, you should go in just to experience the incredible architecture. And you might find something you enjoy. When we went there, they had one blockbuster show that was not free. It had great big audiences, I think, but it wasn't for us: an exhibition about the history of The Rolling Stones ($25 ticket.) People were coming to stay in Groningen just to see this show, so I'm sure it was worthwhile if you are a Rolling Stones fan. And the city itself is lively and full of arts experiences, so it's probably making the trip for the big deal show that you have to pay for. But if you just want the city's history and design shows etc. it is also very worthwhile and could fill an entire day. The restaurant was very good, too.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 28, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
My son took us here so we could spend time learning about the history of Groningen.
It was a pleasant couple of hours and it was free to peruse the main museum. There was a Rolling Stones exhibition on and that required payment, but we were happy looking at the art work.
All artists were from Groningen or the subjects in the paintings were from the city.
It was a well kept and organised museum and we particularly loved the paintings and history.
It was strange to walk down some of the corridors that were below water level and as you looked out of the windows you could see the canal!
Nice way to spend a peaceful hour of art and culture.
Written July 10, 2023
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sjmluckett
London, UK191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
What a find in Groningen (Art) Museum. Their temporary exhibition on ‘Colour’ was well curated and imaginative. And housed in Alessandro Mendini’s amazing post modern exhibition space extending below the water line. First time I’ve come across the early 20th C artistic collective called De Ploeg based in Groningen - loved their work. Spent a well worth couple of hours loitering there.
Written August 17, 2022
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Limerick34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very interesting , the building itself is worth visiting apart from the exhibitions , it's quite distinctive and very central . Each time I have been there the exhibitions are terrific. The lobby and stairway has a spectacular glass installation there permanently . Nice cafe for a cup of coffee . Downstairs , under water there are children's activities . Well worth a few hours visit.
Written May 2, 2022
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Lindyla
London, UK110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
A strange mix of exhibition's... Lots of information on the area. Easy to follow everything in Dutch, English and German.

A unusual exhibition that you can walk through. Also a don't look down!! ( glass you can walk over) that has about a thirty foot drop over the water.

The building itself is set half in the water. So has some unique architecture.

If you are lucky the bridge outside will go up and you can get a glimpse of some very interesting artwork underneath it.

It's a interesting place to kill a couple of hours.

Written July 25, 2022
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NLxpat
Katwijk, The Netherlands169 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Museum is delightful piece of architecture. Part of museum was closed off as “ under Rolling Stones exhibition construction”. Remainder of museum exhibition we found to be more of few collections dug from storage and just displayed. No structure or whatsoever - apart maybe some “ self pity as its collections maybe not so great” like other museums ( in Randstad). Enough variety though to find/see some interesting stuff.
Written October 31, 2020
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Dutchtraveller007
Amsterdam, The Netherlands251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Always enjoy visiting the Groningen Museum and was lucky to visit the amazing “Unzipped” exhibit of the Rolling Stones. A look into the private life of one of the worlds biggest rock bands.

The Museum also has a great section of Dutch female painters and an exhibit with art through the ages. The location is amazing and fairly priced for what you get.
Written July 11, 2023
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M. G.
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I love the museum, because it had a lot of different kind of art to offer. The interior and very nice and thought out. It is really something special! Highly recomment for anyone who likes art and design
Written July 9, 2020
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Robert H
Nijkerk, The Netherlands61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We are not that much of art lovers. Still we enjoyed our visit to the museum. A lot of different things to see with enough explanation ( but not too much). Especially the second floor with the picture exposition was very nice. We liked the interpretation of children with some of the pictures a lot. Next visit will be with our children. Also for them a lot to see.
Don’t forget to order your tickets online as there are time slots.
Written August 3, 2020
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands20,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
The marvelous Dale Chihuly glass art exhibition in the Groninger museum is not to be missed. Colorful, accessible, stunning, enchanting, uplifting and even family friendly. I had seen his enormous chandeliers before in the opulent Marsa Malaz hotel in Doha, Qatar - and now so much more and so much more colorful in Groningen. Be there before May 6th, 2019, or be square!

Apart from Dale Chihuly, the Grrrom exhibition about animals being central, and the normal very high quality Collection exhibition, are very much worthwhile. The museum is just opposite Central Station and in fact along the shortest walkway to the medieval city centre of Groningen. Altogether very much worth a trip up north!
Written March 29, 2019
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Benno O
IJsselstein, The Netherlands796 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great museum with a great exhibition about Mondo Mendini. Next to that there is the regular collection that is definitely worth seeing.
Written November 7, 2019
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