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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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over the many years this museum by architect Mendini has featured some great temporary exhibitions. EG the famous Russian painter Repin and recently the David Bowie one. the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Groningen, The Netherlands
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

over the many years this museum by architect Mendini has featured some great temporary exhibitions. EG the famous Russian painter Repin and recently the David Bowie one. the permanent ones have interesting objects about the history of Groningen, a town of nearly 1000 years! then there is a great China collection, including a large collection of Chine de commande, coming... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has beautiful modern interior. The collections are mainly modern arts. There are a number of classical pieces, mainly are portrait of famous residences from past centuries. Although, it was the first time for me to see Lawrence Alma Tadema pieces in any museums I have visited, so that was interesting for me in that sense.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably the highlight of a visit to the town - if you like modern art in particular. Has quite an extensive display - the problem is that there can be too much for just the one visit, so better to select the areas you prefer rather than trying to see everything if you are just on a visit... More 

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Calhoun GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is impossible to miss and a visit is a must for the first-time visit to Groningen. Make sure to take time during your travel to visit.

Thank Gee B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

superbuilding with great expositions, like David Bowie Is I Live in Groningen so I am able to visit regurlary, It is a must!

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Marum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Nice building pays lot's of attention, also outside the Netherlands. The exhibition of David Bowie was due to his death overvisited, but more than interesting.

Thank Arnold B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

When visiting the beautiful city of Groningen, I always drop by the museum. I personally love the architecture. The building was designed by Philippe Starck (one of my favorite designer), that you can tell really well. His style is unmistakable! This museum is not only about modern art. You can also find ancient Chinese porcelain, old paintings from local artitst,... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is the best museum in the North of Holland. The exterior is amazing and surreal and the collections are of international standards. The variety of things on display is awesome since you can see either paintings, ceramics but also fashion. Well worth a visit, just jump out of the train and straight into the world of arts, it is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We all really enjoyed the visit, lots to see etc. It was not very busy on arrival, but did fill up after lunch time, couple of hours required for visit. all staff friendly and helpful

Thank scotia0937
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I like this odd-ball over-the-top futuristic museum but it did not measure up to the spatial class of London's Victoria and Albert Museum for David Bowies' fairwell. Too much like the overcrowded gigs I remember of my old London times. It was too claustrophobic. This was partly due to the shaping of the exhibition rooms and the rather boorish manner... More 

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