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Groninger Museum

A night of exhibitions, tours, music, workshops, dance, and much more!

Check out the lineup here

R Ani
8pm- 8:30pm - 9pm - 9:30pm | Piazza


You do not want to miss this! Soul, R&B and pop queen RANI will perform during the Museum Night!

ORANGE SKYLINE Photography by Hans Peter van Velthoven 2000
10pm- 10:30pm & 11pm - 11:30pm | Piazza

Orange Skyline

Yes! Orange Skyline will be performing! And if we're nice, the rockband might be persuaded to play their hit Shine On.

Glasnost op Noorderzon 2019 foto door Nienke Maat
8pm-8:30pm & 9pm-9:30pm & 10pm-10:30pm | MendiniRestaurant

Radio Glasnost

Join the Glasnost radio makers in the MendiniRestaurant of the Groninger Museum. In a triptych they present a talk show, in which conversations with artists, museum employees and other guests are alternated with music, poetry and columns.

Eva Waterbolk
8:30pm-9pm - 9:30pm-10pm | MendiniRestaurant

Eva Waterbolk

Eva Waterbolk makes intense and moving pop songs with Dutch lyrics (and even one in Gronings) often about loss and fears, recognizable to everyone.

8pm -10pm (Silent Disco) & 10:30pm- 12:00pm | Downstairs Hall

Benwal by KopjeK

Benwal produces and plays a mixture of house, rave, breaks & electro. Inspired by melodic synths, 90's sounds and electro.

Borja Catanesi

Borja Catanesi

Guitarist Borja Catanesi is a multifaceted guitarist who travels the world sharing his passion for music, funk and vibes playing his guitar on the streets. With a loop station he records live guitar riffs, bass lines and beatbox, creating amazing songs and delivering captivating shows.

Usva Mira
7:30pm-8pm - 9:30pm-10pm | Patio Coop Himmelb(l)au


Student Orchestra Mira will perforrm during the Museum Night this year. Interested in joining them? Rumour has it they are hiring people that play double bass, viola, bassoon, trombone and horn.

USVA Ata Xia
8:30pm-9pm - 10:30pm-11pm | Patio Coop Himmelb(l)au

AtaXia by USVA

Dance team AtaXia puts on a cool show during the Museum Night!

Jeff Koons Art Seals Art magazine ads series, 1988, cibachrome
7:30pm - 8:30pm - 9:30pm - 10:30pm | Exhibition 'The Show Must Go On'

Slow Looking

The longer you look, the more you see. Do you, like us, believe you can discover much more in a work of art if you watch it closely, look longer and then talk about it? Join us on the Slow Looking tour and discover the exhibition The Show Must Go On with the help of interactive looking exercises.

Suitable for a maximum of six people.

Duration: 30 minutes

From 7:30pm | Benedenhal

Cocktail bar

The best Museumcocktail will be served during the Museumnight!

Museum night tattoos
Location: near the Job Lounge

Museum Night - Tattoo

Have a museum night temporary airbrush tattoo to remember your experience!

Window painting Groninger Museum Night
From 7pm | Entrance hall

DIY- Window art

Pick your favourite colour and make your own work of art on the Groninger Museum’s window! Our instructors can help if you like.

Student Tour
From 7:30pm-9:30pm | Exhibition 'The Collection'

Student Tour

Meet new people on the interactive Student Tour. Be surprised by the stories behind the artworks and exhibitions as you get to know your peers. The Student Tour will be conducted in Dutch and English.

Suitable for a maximum of six people.

Duration: 30 minutes

Always something to do
From 7pm | Atelier


Great workshop for all ages.

Children's Biennale 2021/2022
From 8pm-9:30pm -| Exhibition Childrens Biennal

Meet the artists!

This is your one-time opportunity to ask the exhibiting Childrens Biennal artists all about their work!

Groninger Museum Shop

Museum shop

Pick up a cool postcard, a gorgeous exhibition catalogue or a fun gift in the Groninger Museum’s shop.

Mendini Restaurant


Fancy something to eat or drink? In between performances you can order a snack and a drink in the MendiniRestaurant.

Visit these exhibitions on museum night


No. This year you need to buy a separate €2.50 ticket for each museum you want to visit.

Tickets need to be purchased separately from each museum’s website. For a list of participating museums with ticket sales links, see

Each participating museum is selling a limited number of timed-entry tickets, and audiences for performances will be kept small. These measures are designed to keep everyone’s visit as safe as possible.

Because places are limited, we ask that you register to attend certain performances that are likely to be popular. Registration closes 15 minutes before the start time.

Yes, special rules are in force at the museums on the advice of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Museums Association. Please read the rules here and follow museum staff’s instructions.

While the exhibitions are of course indoors, performances will take place outside the museums, so please dress for the weather.