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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.
  • 14 April

    Concert Noordakkoord 

    Teachers from music school Noordakkoord selected some personal favorites. This time: pieces for viola and piano, songs from Rebecca Clarke (amongst others), a solo for flute and a sonata for flute, clarinet and piano, composed by clarinet teacher Ivar Römer (photo). Come and enjoy this hour of passionate music and poetry. A voluntary contribution is very much appreciated. 

    Read more about Noordakkoord 
  • 21 April


    Yes! It’s that time of year again. Spring is on the loose and that means: Stekjesmarkt! Ingredients: affordable cuttings from many different garden plants, homemade pie, coffee and a yard sale. All takes place in and around the church. Lunch and a ‘Stekjes Bingo’ with great prices in Wongema. Let’s celebrate Spring. From 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. 

    Come and get your cuttings! 
  • 4 Mei


    Every 4th of May the Dutch honour all victims of World War 2. For Wongema that means we reflect on the fragility of freedom. First we will take a walk to the sea dike. At precisely 8 p.m. we will be silent for 2 minutes. Back at Wongema villager Aafke Bakker and Erik Wong will host a short program. This time it’s about Jewish magician Ben Ali Libi. Walks starts at 7.15 p.m. 

    Yes I will be there 
  • 25/26/27 may

    Work Weekend Wongema 

    This is what you want: A weekend dedicated to the things you want to work on. Meals and a crispy comfy bed are provided. All coffee and tea is included. Nothing stands between you and the project that needs attention. And FYI… not working as in thinking, reflecting, taking some distance in general, is also working. Like the idea? Make a reservation. May too soon? 29/30/01 June?July is the next one. 

    E-mail for more info 

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