27 July till 31 August

A home at the end
of the world

Wongema is a one-of-a-kind location for thinkers, makers: workers of all trade. In this ‘home at the end of the world’ you can set up camp for a few days, but you can also book a timeslot for a specific meeting. We mostly facilitate groups. If you are an individual worker: join one of our work weekends, or visit us during ‘Het Zomerpension’ in August or the winter version of this ‘open for everyone, every day’ arrangement in December. Wongema is also still the village café it used to be, with its own program: music, film, food and more. All of this in the spectacular empty landscape of Groningen, close to the Wadden Sea and Lauwersmeer National Park.

All you need

Wongema is created and run by makers. We know what you need to get yourself going: space, time, food and a good bed. On the ground floor we have two big workspaces: the café and the studio. There is a beamer, several screens and of course a good old fashioned flip chart is at your service. Thinking bigger? The church across from Wongema is also available. Multiple day session? Wongema is ideal for groups of 5 – 20 overnight guests. If needed, we can accommodate up to 35 people overnight.

Always in action

Public event, or private session: there is always something going on at Wongema. Besides a quiet and comfortable workspace, Wongema functions as a village café and stage with its own cultural agenda. From village festival HENK to textile weekend ‘Warm Nest’, to our annual Potato Festival in October. Every first Friday of the month we cook for everyone who feels like a great meal and good company. Come as you are.
  • Friday 6 July

    No First Friday Meal 

    Due to Village Fest 'Hornhoesterdag' we skip the first friday of July. The are lots of opportunities to meet up this summer: Bauke Mollema, HENK, or just a sunny occasion that asks for a home made 'kroket' of a nice slice of pie... See you then! 

  • 29/30/01 June-July

    Work Weekend Wongema 

    This is what you want: A weekend dedicated to the things you want to work on. Meals and a comfy bed are provided. All coffee and tea is included. Nothing stands between you and the project that needs attention. And FYI… not working is also working. Like the idea? Make a reservation. This is the last Work Weeked before summer recess. Off course workers are also welcome in our 'Zomerpension' the full month of August. 

    E-mail for more info 
  • 27-07 t/m 31-08


    For five week we transform into a cosy, lazy summer pension. Open every day, for everyone. Coffee stop, lunchbreak, a crispy fresh bed for one night or more? We've got it all. A night in Wongma will cost you aprox. 40 euro's, depending on the length of your stay and the size of your party. Singles, duo's, small groups: Wongema has a bed for all of you. You  can crash spontaneously, but a reservation will garantee you a room. 

    Reservation + more info! 
  • 27-28 july

    Marathon Motel 

    The last saturday in July is reserved for the half marathon of Lauwersoog. This runners event is well organised and the parcours is spectacular. Wongema is Marathon Motel this weekend. Preferably you arrive friday afternoon/evening. You join us for a carb. rich pasta meal. The evening is yours. The next morning we serve a light breakfast and.. off you go! All this for 65 euro. click here for all runnersinfo. 

    I'll stay at the Marathon Motel! 

This is where it starts

Wongema is located opposite a medieval church in the tiny village of Hornhuizen. To the west is the wildness of the Lauwersmeer nature reserve. To the north, a 20-minute walk brings you to the tidal flats and wetlands of the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Apart from exciting nature, the landscape is dominated by farmland. Potatoes, grain and sugar beets. The land is flat, you can see forever. This is where the Netherlands both ends and begins.

Be our guest!

Workspace, pension, village café, stage, production house, and, and, and... At Wongema everything and everyone is important. And almost everything is possible. Tell us what we can do for you.
Erik Wong
06.25170784 — 0595.852565
Tammingastraat 58 — 9978 PD Hornhuizen