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Struggle! Opening event & national celebration

Logo 100 Years Women’s Suffrage Groningen
Logo 100 Years Women’s Suffrage Groningen © Groninger Museum

Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in the Netherlands

In a packed programme of talks, interviews, performances, music and an extensive exhibition, we’ll reflect on the significance that the passage of the law granting everyone the right to vote continues to have today.

With performances by Marene Elgershuizen, Izaline Calister, Janine Abbring, Mineke Bosch, Devika Partiman, Eveline van Rijswijk, Bladgoud, De Noorderlingen.

Entrance to the Groninger Museum is free all day and all events are free of charge, but spaces are limited.
The programme is subject to change.


In 2019, the Netherlands celebrates a century of universal suffrage. On 9 May 1919, the Dutch House of Representatives passed a law giving women and men equal rights to political and social participation. One hundred years later, the Groninger Museum, in partnership with the Comité 100 Jaar Vrouwenkiesrecht, Atria, De Verhalen van Groningen, the Groninger Forum and the University of Groningen, is pleased to throw its doors open and join in the national commemorative celebrations.

Struggle! 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

Struggle! 100 years of Women’s Suffrage shines a light on the struggle to win women the right to vote in the Netherlands. The Vereniging voor Vrouwenkiesrecht (Association for Women’s Suffrage), founded in 1894, had chapters even in small towns, but the battle was being fought around the world, and the Dutch were important partners in the international struggle. Through paintings, banners, photographs, cartoons and documents, the exhibition looks at how events unfolded back then and shows how the fight for equality continues today.

Badge of the Dutch Suffrage Association, owned by mrs. Geertruida Margaretha Hartsema from Hoogkerk. Groninger Museum

Practical information

When Thursday May 9 2019
Where Museum
Price Gratis entree
  • NL
  • EN