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What we do

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

The Forumbuilding located in the heart of Groningen is a meeting place for everyone who is curious about tomorrow's possibilities in today's world. With international exhibitions, the Storyworld museum, a cinema, the public library, a Smartlab, a skylounge bar + restaurant and a roof terrace with a phenomenal panoramic view, you are bound to be surprised!

Forum, location Nieuwe Markt

What's on?
Forum, location Nieuwe Markt

Forum libraries

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.

Forum libraries

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.