The Ostfriesischen Landwirtschaftsmuseum Campen is an interactive local museum that offers a wonderful experience to everyone. The museum has several displays and engaging games for groups of kids and families. There are a myriad of exhibits from the 19th and 20th Century, that show how the agricultural techniques have developed over the years. The on-site museum shop is a must-visit too. You can pick up interesting memorabilia and toys, made of wood and porcelain. Special events and activities for the little ones are conducted at the museum throughout the year. Birthday parties and small functions can be hosted at this museum.
SPOT Stadsschouwburg is a beautiful Neo-renaissance structure from the late 19th Century nestled in the picturesque beauty of the Groningen town. The classy interiors of this theater are spacious and are equipped with fine sound and light technology to ensure a great theater experience as you enjoy a play here. Staging versatile events like dance shows, cabarets, musicals, dramatics and more, this theater is an entertainment destination of the region. Due to its historic background and beautiful architecture, this theater is listed as a National Monument of the Netherlands.
Care for some cultural action while in Groningen? A look at the event list at SPOT De Oosterpoort will make you want to experience each and every one of them! A host of eclectic music shows, live performances and music events greet you at this buzzing venue. Groove to genres like rhythms and blues, Latin, rock, pop among others as you take your fill of the musical menu on board. Care for some dramatic interludes? Attend one of the theatrical shows, operas, musicals or cabarets on offer and be dazzled by the dexterity and skill of the artistes. A host of cultural festivals find their home at SPOT De Oosterpoort, while the space can also be hired to organize corporate events. When hunger pangs strike, head to the on site restaurant Muze and delight your taste buds with an array of tantalizing flavors. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Functioning since more than four decades, Martiniplaza is considered as one of the best event venues in Groningen. Initially known as Martinihal Groningen, Martiniplaza was privatized in the late 20th Century and thoroughly renovated and reopened in 2011. Martiniplaza is located at the heart of the town and is easily accessible by public transport. This huge arena boasts of a capacity of holding up to 4500 spectators and is a home to the Gas Terra Flames Basketball Team. Besides, this venue is also used as an event space and is popular for staging a versatile mix of events ranging from business conferences to major music concerts in the region.
Het Kielzog is a local theater situated on Gorecht-Oost which opened in 1983 for local theater groups to display their talents. Today, the theater houses an auditorium, halls and a restaurant. Visitors can enjoy a variety of plays, dramas, comedy shows or musicals at this theater. It features a special Jeugdtheater, where plays are staged for children between the age of 8 to 12 years. It also conducts several classes and workshops where you can learn playing a plethora of musical instruments, groove to different dance styles or polish your acting skills!
Focusing on clog manufacturing machinery and equipment, International Wooden Shoe Museum Eelde offers a detailed insight into the history of clogs. The museum boasts of world's largest assemblage of wooden waders. Visitors can explore more than 2200 pairs of wooden foot gear manufactured in different parts of the world. Archaic machines used in making clogs in France and Germany are also exhibited here. Thematic displays and guided tours are also arranged by the museum.
Located in the village of Uithuizen, this sprawling museum estate with its beautiful landscape park and remarkable historic mansion is sure to take your breath away. Dating back to the 14th Century and nestled within an artificial lake, the Menkemaborg castle owes its present glory to the Alberda family who commissioned various artists to adorn the interiors with mythological paintings, intricate stone carvings, baroque ornaments and ornate sculptures along with adding many of their own personal treasures such as a China silk four poster bed during the 1700s. Today the house with all of its antiques can be viewed by visitors as it is now owned and maintained by the Groninger Museum. The surrounding gardens are another major attraction here with their stunning clipped box symmetrical patterns, winding hedge maze, lovely flowerbeds, a walled pleasure garden, a natural sundial garden along with an orchard and kitchen garden which provide fresh produce for the estate's very own restaurant! Pleasant, peaceful and romantic, Menkemaborg is a must visit while touring the region.