Groninger Museum

Gorgeous Groningen – Part 3

When it comes to art, Groningen has one major thing to offer: the Groninger Museum.

The museum dates from the end of the 19th century and the current building consists of three main buildings, designed by Philippe Starck, Alessandro Mendini and Coop Himmelb(l)au. (source: Wikipedia)

During our visit, part of the museum was closed, due to preparations for a huge Rodin exhibition. Anyway, Lars and I started by viewing the contemporary art collection, representing both national and international artists.

The contemporary art collection wowed us! The modern art collection however is also worth a visit. It features national and international works of art as well and doesn’t restrict itself to paintings.

The Groninger Museum also has a beautiful gift shop and a cozy cafeteria serving drinks and light meals at affordable prices. The museum is, by the way, easy to find, since it is located opposite the main train-station of Groningen. You can find more information on their website.

 

1 Comment

  • GP Cox January 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    I started to take classes in school about art, but I found the abstract and contemporary left me flat. Jeez, now that I think of it, I haven’t even drawn anything in years – guess I’m not the one who should comment here, eh?

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