Places of interest

The Groningen Museum
The Groningen Museum is extroverted and multi-coloured. With its versatile collection of art and antiquities and a
series of particular and innovative exhibitions in an international style, this museum appeals to a broad
audience. A work of art in itself where each room refers to its collection, this building was constructed by various
famous architects and forms an inspiring accommodation for a likewise content. Website:

Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen
Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen is the somewhat curious combination of a cutting-edge international art festival and a large-scale summer fest for 135,000 visitors. The heart of the festival is the idyllic Noorderplantsoen (a city park) where, for eleven summer days, a freely accessible festival village appears almost out of nowhere to provide a setting for theatre, dance, music, literature and visual art in combination with eating, drinking and social encounters. Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival will be held from Thursday 21 August to Sunday 31 August 2014. Website:

Het Universiteitsmuseum (University Museum)
Since 1934, the University Museum has been a scientific museum in the academic heart of the city of Groningen. Because of its multi-faceted collection, in which nature, culture and science go together, there is plenty to see. The modern pavilion on the ground floor houses temporary exhibitions. Upstairs you will be astonished by the showcases filled with medical models, ethnographic objects, physical instruments and anatomical preparations. Website:

Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum (Nautic Museum)
Two historic fifteenth-century buildings at the Brugstraat, the Gothic house and the Canter house, together form the wonderful décor of the collection of the Northern Nautical Museum. The history of the shipbuilding industry and shipping from the Middle Ages in the northern part of the Netherlands until today are on display here, and there are various exhibitions with separate themes from nautical history. Website:

Het Nederlands Stripmuseum (Dutch Comic strip Museum)
Take the opportunity to meet your favourite comic heroes in the Dutch comic strip museum (Nederlands Stripmuseum
Groningen): Eric the Viking, Suske en Wiske, Agent 327, Donald Duck and Ollie B. Bommel. Jan, Jans en de Kinderen
receive you heartily in their very own living room. There is plenty to do for children, adults and comic strip experts. Let
children step into the world of giraffes of Dip & Dap. There are regularly changing exhibitions and comic strip drawing
workshops, which can be adapted for children’s parties and personnel and singles events. Website: