Interested in Dutch art, culture, history or science? Here’s a list of some of the most visited and interesting museums in Groningen that both expats and tourists should visit.
Museums in Groningen
Rabenhauptstraat 65, 9725 CC Groningen
The GRID Graphic Museum (GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen) is a museum devoted to the history of graphic design, printing and bookbinding. Graphic heritage comes alive in GRID, with novel ways of exhibiting graphic ingenuity. Visitors can marvel at historic printing presses and bookbinding devices and children and adults can take part in fascinating workshops.
Oude Boteringestraat 44, 9712 GL Groningen
The Groningen University Museum is celebrated for its scientific collection of the University of Groningen. There are also many artefacts relating to the history of the university itself, such as clothing, posters and photographs, as well as devices used for research and lecturing. The museum prides itself on providing an in-depth insight into the history of one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands.
Museumeiland 1, 9711 ME Groningen
The Groninger Museum is an art museum which has managed to build an extensive and extremely varied collection ever since it was established in 1874. Its temporary exhibitions are as varied as they are prolific. Recent examples include exhibitions dedicated to David Bowie, Auguste Rodin, Ilya Repin, Cuban art and Nordic art.
Brugstraat 24, 9711 HZ Groningen
The Northern Maritime Museum (Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum) shows the history of northern Dutch shipbuilding and shipping from the Middle Ages to the present day. It is one of the most visited museums in the province of Groningen. Situated in two beautiful historic buildings, it shows the history of ship transport in the north of the Netherlands, as well as various art exhibitions and a virtual reconstruction of medieval Groningen.