Steun Nieuw Wongema

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.

Listen to Radio Wongema

We were looking for a medium to communicate events happening inside and around Wongema. We choose ‘radio’. Nothing better than talking and listening, questions and answers. For Radio Wongema everything is of importance: from a villager who decides to sell her house and move back to the big city to a young designer who is working on an interesting new project. Unfortunately almost all talks are in Dutch. When in English, it will be stated in the intro.
  • december 2020

    Ridder Radio

    Een niets vermoedende Erik stapte op 12 december zijn eigen Wongema binnen dat – coronaproof – vol zat met familie, dorpers en werkvrienden. En het werd nog gekker: Wong werd geridderd. Onze eigen en onvolprezen Bertien praatte de sprekers aan elkaar. Gelukkig maar, want Wong was sprakeloos. Luister naar een warm bad. Een ode aan een plek.

  • 22 augustus

    Radio Wongema Zomershow 3.

    Vanmorgen (22 aug.) met live publiek opnomen en nu hier te beluisteren. De laatste van drie zomershows. Dit keer met Illustrator Senne Trip, Drukker Henk Tienkamp en onderzoeker Ineke Noordhoff. Alle drie –losjes– met elkaar verbonden door het boek 'Voorland Groningen'. In de afdeling 'lekkere dingen' schuiven taartenmaker Kirsten Vlas en sociale bakker Daan Voermans aan. Tamar zingt... voor het laatst... voorlopig...

  • 15 augustus

    Radio Wongema Zomershow 2.

    Vanmorgen (15 augustus) met live publiek opnomen en nu hier te beluisteren. De tweede van drie zomershows. Dit keer met kok Sytse Greidanus die tovert met bloemkool, Schrijver Marjoleine de Vos die lof oogst met haar wandel-essay 'Je keek te ver', Kunstenaar Jos Volkers die een zadenraket bouwde en Karlijn Benthem die een theatraal straatgesprek over het klimaat heeft bedacht. En Tamar zingt!

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.

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.
Youetta Visser
06 33 797 101
post@wongema.nl
Tammingastraat 58 — 9978 PD Hornhuizen