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We are very happy to welcome you to the Groninger Museum!

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10 AM-5 PM
Monday Closed (except in school holidays)

Buy your tickets online if you want to be sure of entry at the time of your choice. There are also tickets available at the cashiers desk.

From 25 February 2022 onwards, we will no longer be using the corona measures. With this, the museum follows the guidelines of the Dutch government. For more information on the current corona measures, go to

You can buy your ticket online.

Find frequently asked questions about tickets here

If you have bought your ticket with a discount, you are obliged to show your Museumkaart, Student/College Card, CJP, Friend of the Groninger Museum, ICOM card, Rembrandt card, VriendenLoterij VIP-KAART at the museum.

A photo or copy of the discount card is not valid.

The Mendini Restaurant is open.

The cloakroom is open. Please don't bring large bags into the museum. Free lockers for coats and small bags are available.

Scan the QR code on your phone to start the multimedia tour with in-depth information. Bring your own set of headphone in order to not disturb other visitors.

The museum shop is open.

Special opening hours 2022

Summer Holiday11, 18, 25 July & 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August10AM-5PM
Autumn Break17 & 24 October10AM-5PM
Christmas Break19 December & 2 January 202310AM-5PM
Christmas Eve25 December


Christmas Day

26 December10AM-5PM
New Year's Eve31 December10AM-5PM
New Year's Day1 January 2023Noon-5PM



CJP cardholders, non-Groningen
students aged 19 and up


With Museumkaart


With VriendenLoterij VIP Card


A guests of VriendenLoterij VIP
Card holder


Students studying in Groningen


Visitors aged 18 and under


Friends of the Groninger Museum


With ICOM card


With Rembrandt cardFree

With Stadjerspas (one visit only)*


Wheelchair user’s companion**


* If you have a Stadjerspas, choose “I already have a
ticket” and come to the desk when you arrive.

** A wheelchair user’s companion is entitled
to free entry. Select “I already have a ticket”
and come to the desk when you arrive.


Visiting address:
Museumeiland 1
9711 ME Groningen
The Netherlands

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Groninger Museum

Travel by public transport
The Museum is situated opposite Groningen Central Station and within walking distance of the city centre. Plan your trip via 9292.

Travel by car
Approaching Groningen via the A7 or A28 (via Zwolle), from the 'Europaplein' onwards follow the direction signs to 'Centrum'. Then follow the P-route which will enable you to park your car in the city centre. Along the P-route, digital signs indicate whether or not space is available in the car parks ('vol' (EN: full) or 'vrij' (EN: spaces available)). If a car park is full, follow the parking route to the next one.

If you wish to stay in the city centre longer, it is more convenient and less expensive to park your car on the edge of town and take the P+R Citybus to the city centre. As you approach town, signs will indicate the way to the nearest P+R Citybus point.

Flying to the Netherlands and Groningen
The most important airport in the Netherlands is Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam. Groningen Airport Eelde is conveniently close.

Car parks
If you wish to park near the Museum at a favourable charge, we advise you to go to the Q-Park Museum Centrum car park (on the ‘Zuiderdiep’ avenue).

Note: if you want to park on the Ubbo Emmiussingel next to the museum, keep in mind that you have to pay a parking fee on Sundays between 12AM and 5PM and that parking is allowed for a maximum duration of one hour.

Hours of opening of the Q-Park Museum Centrum car park
Monday to Sunday from 7AM - 7PM, Thursday until 10PM.

Long-term stay
If you wish to stay in the city centre longer, it is more convenient and less expensive to park your car on the edge of town and take the P+R Citybus to the city centre. As you approach town, signs will indicate the way to the nearest P+R Citybus point.

Special parking spaces
For drivers with a disability parking permit, there are two parking spaces available on the Ubbo Emmiussingel.

The Groninger Museum is easily accessible to both wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There are a few wheelchairs and walking frames available in the museum. There also is an accessible toilet. Visitors in possession of an ‘OV-begeleiderskaart’ can bring one wheelchair assistant for free.

Drivers with a disability permit can park on one of the two specially reserved parking bays in the Ubbo Emmiussingel, adjacent to the museum.

If you want to borrow a wheelchair, it is advisable to book one in advance. This can be done either by calling +31 (0)50 3 666 555 or by email. After we received your request, we will be in touch as soon as possible.

More information: Accessibility

Window painting Groninger Museum Night
Window painting Groninger Museum Night © Photography Siese Veenstra


See, hear, feel, make! So you're creative and you like to discover and do new things? The Groninger Museum is the place to be for you. Children and juniors up until 18 years old have free entrance to the museum.

Are you studying in Groningen? You can visit the Groninger Museum for free. Students studying at a university or school located in Groningen, receive a free entrance tickets on presentation of their student card.*

For questions about:
- Our own collection: please check our collection database.
- Articles and books about our collection: please check the library's database.
- The building: do you have to design something for a course? Request a plan of the museum here.

Do you have another question?

The Groninger Museum employs experts on visual arts, paintings, fashion, photography, design, (art) history and archaeology, art education, museum marketing and communication, facility management, secretarial duties, and museum security. Ask your question here.

* This arrangement was made possible by the ‘Akkoord van Groningen’ (a collaboration between the Municipality of Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, and UMCG), Province of Groningen, and the educational institutions Alfa College and Noorderpoort.

Planning a family visit? You are very welcome in the Groninger Museum.

Museum entry is free for kids and youngsters under 18. Kids can do an exciting scavenger hunt or celebrate their birthday party at the museum. Children aged 7 to 12 can join the JuniorClub:

Guided family tour
Our tour guides tell you everything about our exhibitions. Sign up here.

Exhibition Collection of the Groninger Museum
Including the usual captions for adults, but also extended labels for children, made by JuniorClub members.

Walk-in atelier
Kids, parents, and grandparents are welcome in our atelier on Saturdays and Sundays between 12AM and 5PM to get to work with different materials. You do not need to sign up and taking part is free.

The House rules of the Groninger Museum

The cloakroom is closed, there are free lockers you can use for small bags and coats.

Touching the art displayed at the Groninger Museum is not allowed.

Photographing tor personal use is allowed. Using flash and tripods is not.

You may make drawings {using crayons, not ink or paint) in the exhibition rooms, provided your sketch book is not larger than 22 x 28 cm. The use of an easel is not permitted.

The other visitors of the Groninger Museum thank you tor switching off your telephone before entering the exhibition rooms.

Food and beverages can be ordered and enjoyed exclusively at the MendiniRestaurant.

The entire Groninger Museum is smoke-free.

With the exception of guide dogs no pets are allowed at the Groninger Museum.

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