Museum De Buitenplaats Museum De Buitenplaats
Nijsinghhuis Nijsinghhuis
Nijsinghhuis Nijsinghhuis
Orangerie Orangerie

Enter for a moment a surprisingly different world: that of Museum De Buitenplaats in Eelde. The museum was opened in 1996 by her majesty the queen. The building itself is worth seeing. It is a much discussed example of organic architecture. Cemented walls alternate with neatly piled retaining walls planted with creepers. Flowering roof gardens and colorful borders change into green "outdoor rooms". The walls of these rooms consist of clipped beech and yew bushes. The museum pavilion and the museum garden as it where frame the exhibitions and podium events. The exhibitions focus on contemporary figurative Dutch art, in conjunction with  art with other emphases, other countries and other times. In the midst of all this one can enjoy other expressive art forms: from chamber music to complete opera's, from poetry to salsa. Next to the museum is the "Nijsinghhuis". This state monument  from 1654 frequently opens its door  to the public.  The house has been made very attractive with many interior wallpaintings  by Matthijs Röling, Wout Muller, Peter Pander, Olga Wiese and Clary Mastenbroek. The owner and occupier of the house is Jos van Groeningen. Together with his wife Janneke van Groeningen Hazewinkel (died 2007) he founded the museum.


Tuesdays to Sundays from 11.00 to 17.00  a' clock and on Easter and Whit Monday.
The museum is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
The museum is also closed in between exhibitions.



Hoofdweg 76
9761 EK Eelde
+31 (0)50 30 95 818
Please note in connection with the concerts on Sunday afternoon (approximately 14:00 to 15:00 a' clock) that shortly before the performance it will be decided if the concert will take place in the museum or on the outdoor stage.
When the concert will be held in the museum hall, the exhibition is not open to visitors during this time.



Nicolaas Wijnberg. Wijnberg's Top Hat

22 June - 22 September

Nicolaas Wijnberg (1918-2006) built up an exceptionally varied oeuvre, but always remained loyal to the colourful, figurative style he was known for. Not only did Wijnberg produce paintings and work on paper, but also illustrations, books, mosaics, monumental work and designs for theatrical settings and costumes. "I believe in art which moves people, which they can read, without interpretations from others", he said in 2002. In the initial phase of Museum De Buitenplaats, Wijnberg gave advice on its actual content and there are in fact several works by his hand in the collection of this Museum. This exhibition shows paintings, works on paper and theatrical designs.    

Museum De Buitenplaats in the University Medical Centre Groningen

12 July - 29 September

A selection of Museum De Buitenplaats’s collection is currently on display in the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). The presentation includes works by Michael Reynolds, Nicolaas Wijnberg and Wout Muller and sculptures by Margriet Berends, Charlotte van Pallandt, Gooitzen de Jong, Guus Hellegers and Theresia van der Pant. The hospital believes art to have a positive effect on its patients and staff. Artworks are integrated in the interior and a regular basis the UMCG hosts temporary exhibitions, often in close conjunction with one of the Northern museums or the Minerva Art Academy.


The garden of museum  "de Buitenplaats" was designed by Copijn (Utrecht) and Janneke van Groeningen-Hazewinkel in mutual cooperation. It has been open to the public  since the summer of 2000. The garden has an organic part and a formal part. The organic part is consistent with the architecture of the museum pavilion and extends onto the roof of the museum pavilion.  The sculpture garden is also located here. Behind the Nijsinghhuis is the more formal geometric garden with a mirroring pond, apple orchard and spectacular borders with flowers. This part also has the serpentine wall with roses and grapes.  Visual lines with water  conduits and borders connect both gardens. The many clipped holly, beech and yew bushes create a fresh looking "green architecture" that  also offers outside the flower season  an aesthetic experience. The garden always has sculpture show. 


This beautifully restored 17th century listed building was the starting point for museum “de Buitenplaats”. Over time a number of rooms in the Nijsinghhuis were painted by artists working in the figurative tradition. In 1983 Mathijs Röling started with the Blue Room. The Library and the walls of the entrance followed. The ceiling of the sky at night was finished by him and Wout Muller, who also created the ‘erotic cabinet’. The windows of this small room look out onto the garden and garden scenes are also on the background of the erotic panels. Olga Wiese and Clary Mastenbroek each painted a room in the upper floor of the main house. Pieter Pander painted a wall in the former coach house.


Are you looking for a stylish environment  for a wedding, a lecture or any other event, the orangerie is very appropriate for any of these. Since 2009 the orangerie is also the wedding location for the municipality of Tynaarlo. Starting in the 17th century many important houses had an orangerie in which plants could survive the winter. Over time these small and stylish buildings became a fashion. Not only plants, but also guests felt home in them. Around 1890 many important houses acquired a small orangerie attached to the house : he conservatory. The orangerie can seat 20 people. When the weather is good there is plenty of room for more guests. The orangerie is an inspiring environment for a variety of plans and  we can offer you a program that fits your needs. 


In our museum cafe one can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with a piece of our home made pastries. Many people return for  our apple-crumble or walnut-honey pastry.  We also serve a light lunch. 


The museum shop has been further expanded  in order to offer a wide assortment of art presents. Besides a varied amount of art and garden books there is also a wide variety in art cards for every occasion.


Tickets are available online and in the museum and museum café.


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