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Our programme

Tomorrow's possibilities in today's world. This underpins everything we do at the Forum.

Exhibitions, cinema, library, activities and events

The Forum's main location at the Nieuwe Markt is the place to be for:

  • International exhibitions
  • Storyworld – the one and only museum in the Netherlands for comics, animation and games
  • Films and documentaries
  • Courses and workshops
  • Talk shows, interviews and debate
  • Festivals and events
  • Children's activities
  • The library collection
  • Food & drinks: a restaurant, the Camera Café and a café with a terrace
  • Tourist shop
  • Roof terrace with a rooftop cinema and a breathtaking view of the city!
What's on?
Exhibitions, cinema, library, activities and events


Besides the main location, there are eight other Forum libraries in the city of Groningen. They are home to the library collection and organise a range of activities for children and visitors from all over the world.


Our mission

Inspire people to broaden their horizon

Globalisation. Digitisation. Visual culture. Technology that affects all areas of our lives. Lifelong learning is a necessity. A world that's changing faster than ever. This has become a reality for people. More choices, more information. So many opportunities, which can be overwhelming at the same time.

We see Forum Groningen as a response to the major developments of our time. Our eyes are wide open, based on the motto: it's better to know what lies ahead than to be caught by surprise.

If we can convince people to open their eyes to the world of tomorrow, we'll have accomplished what we set out to do.

The future is here

We’re no fortune tellers at the Forum. Just like you, we don’t know what the future holds. We’re no science fiction writers either, conjuring up crazy scenarios.

There are things we do know about the world of tomorrow, however. We know that the essence of tomorrow is already visible today. In new trends, ideas and technologies. And those trends, ideas and technologies – that’s what we’re about at Forum Groningen.

It all starts with embracing the future.