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We're delighted to be able to welcome you to the Groninger Museum.

We’ve introduced some new rules to protect everyone's safety and make sure you have the best visit possible.

Do not leave home if you have any symptoms of illness. You are welcome to visit the museum if you and everyone in your household have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
Our staff will ask you about this at the entrance.

If you need to cough or sneeze in the museum, do so inside the crook of your elbow.

We advise you to buy your ticket online through our ticket shop. To ensure safe distancing, you are currently required to book a time slot. Because we can only admit a limited number of visitors per time slot, time slots can sell out. By purchasing a ticket online in advance, you are guaranteed admittance during your chosen time slot.

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Tickets cannot be bought at the cash desk. Book your visit in our online ticket shop.

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To limit the number of people inside the building, we’ve introduced a timed visit system. Please come to the entrance hall during your allotted entry slot. We will ask you if you have any symptoms of illness.

If you arrive early, please remain outside until the beginning of your entry slot to prevent crowding. Once admitted, you can stay as long as you like. The museum closes at 5pm.

Scan your ticket in the museum entrance hall. Our attendants will help you.

We have marked out a clear route through the museum using floor stickers. The system is one-way to minimise the need for people to cross paths. Our attendants will help you find the route you need.

Everyone in the museum, visitors and staff, needs to stay 1.5 metres apart. Security staff will help with this where needed.

Please stay with members of your family or household, relax and take your time to enjoy the art and architecture.

Air is 100% refreshed throughout the entire museum. The air thus is not circulated. The air that is being blown in from outside, is subsequently conveyed out completely. This system is in place in the toilets, the shop, and the restaurant too.

The InfoCenter, Atelier and Job Lounge remain closed for the time being, as it is not possible to maintain a safe distance inside. All other areas of the museum are open.

The MendiniRestaurant is open. Access is by reservation only. Please book a place by phone (+31 (0) 50 3603665) or consult the host at the door. Payment is contactless only.

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

For reasons of hygiene, audio tours are unavailable.

We are not currently admitting groups.

The MendiniRestaurant and museum shop have been organised to enable you to practise social distancing while using them.

Payments are contactless only.

We have stepped up the frequency of cleaning of railings, door handles, lockers and toilets.

Please sanitise your hands often. To help you do this, hand gel is available at various points around the museum.

Follow the route through the museum
Follow the route through the museum


We follow the guidelines of the RIVM (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) and the Dutch Museums Association.

The Groninger Museum’s opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday to Sunday 10AM - 5PM

Museum entrance will close 15 minutes prior to closing time.

Autumn Break - Monday 12 October
10AM - 5PM
Autumn Break - Monday 19 October
10AM - 5PM
Christmas Break - Monday 21
December 2020
10AM - 5PM
Christmas Day - Friday 25 December
Boxing Day - Saturday 26 December
10AM - 5PM
Christmas Break - Monday 28
December 2020
10AM - 5PM
New Year's Eve - Thursday 31
December 2020
10AM - 5PM
New Year's Day - Friday 1 January

Please note: everyone must reserve a time slot online. Even if you have a Museum Card, BankGiro Lottery VIP CARD or a membership card.

Adults€ 7,50
CJP (European Youth Card) &
Students (19 and older)
€ 5
Children up to and including
18 years old
Students studying in GroningenFree
Dutch Museum Card
BankGiro Loterij VIP card
Friends of the Groninger MuseumFree
ICOM card / Rembrandt cardFree
Wheelchair assistantFree
Stadjerspass (one-off)Free

The museum entrance closes 15 minutes prior to closing time.

Museum Night wrist band
With your Museum Night 2019 admission wristband, you can visit one of these museums for free before 1 September 2020: Groninger Museum, Universiteitsmuseum Groningen (University Museum Groningen), Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum (Northern Maritime Museum), Storyworld or GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen (Graphic Museum Groningen).


Visiting address:
Museumeiland 1
9711 ME Groningen
The Netherlands

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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.

Audio guide
Our free audio guides contain versions for both adults and kids. Members of the JuniorClub made a radio play about the story of the VOC [EN: Dutch East India Company] porcelain.

Lots of fun activities for children
Lots of fun activities for children © Foto Siese Veenstra


See, hear, feel, create: are you brimming with ideas and up for discovering new things? If so, the Groninger Museum is the perfect place for you. Museum admission is free for kids up to 18 years of age.

Museumeiland 1
9711 ME Groningen
The Netherlands

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


Due to the new health regulations the cloakroom is closed. Please do not bring luggage to the museum. Free lockers for coats and small bags are available in the Auditorium.

For the protection of the artworks, you are not allowed to carry bags or child carriers on your back in the museum. You are kindly requested to leave back carriers (of all sizes), umbrellas, parcels, bags, and hand bags bigger than 30 x 35 cm at home.
Alo suitcases, foldable bikes, and other luggage are not accepted. You can store these in a luggage locker on the train station. Back carriers (as well as back slings) for children are not allowed.

You can carry children on your front, or use one of the buggies you can borrow .

Check here whether your lost property was found in the Groninger Museum.

It is not allowed to film or take photos.

Touching the art works in the Groninger Museum is not allowed.

Making drawings is allowed in the exhibition rooms (using pencils, not ink or paint), provided your sketch book is not bigger than 22 x 28 cm. The use of an easel is prohibited.

External guides are not allowed to give guided tours in the Groninger Museum.

You can use your phone to take pictures (unless explicitly stated otherwise in the exhibition). However, please take your fellow visitors into consideration by switching your phone’s sound off before entering the exhibition galleries.

It is not allowed to eat or drink in the museum. Food and beverages can be ordered and enjoyed at the MendiniRestaurant and should not be taken to the exhibition rooms.

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited in the entire museum.

Pets are not allowed in the museum, with the exception of guide dogs.

Always follow the instructions of museum staff.

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