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.
  • spring 2019

    Shazia's story

    After the heavenly Afghan meal she cooked, Shazia talks on a sunny Sunday morning about her life: How was it for a 17 year old Afghan girl, to arrive all alone in far North West of the Netherlands? Presentation: Erik and Bertien. All in Dutch! That is the downside of making regional radio...

  • 11 may 2019

    Stekjesmarktspecial

    During the bustling annual plant market in the village, we recorded a live talkshow about insects. How can we increase biodiversity in our region? Three farmers, a politician and a member of the local Insect Commity talk about this urgent matter. All in Dutch!

  • december 2018

    Say Goodbye Radioshow

    We organised this goodbye show for five villagers who are leaving Hornhuizen. Bertien and Erik host this show for a live audience on a saturday morning in December. Unfortunately: all in Dutch.

  • november 2018

    Radio Warm Nest Jolijn Creutzberg

    During Textile weekend Warm Nest, Bertien Minco and Erik Wong hosted a live talkshow. A selection of these 20 minute talks is to be found here. Alas! All in Dutch....

  • november 2018

    Radio Warm Nest: Anouk Beckers & Femke de Vries

    During Textile weekend Warm Nest, Bertien Minco and Erik Wong hosted a live talkshow. A selection of these 20 minute talks is to be found here. Alas! All in Dutch....

  • november 2018

    Radio Warm Nest
    Mariëtte Wijne

    During Textile weekend Warm Nest, Bertien Minco and Erik Wong hosted a live talkshow. A selection of these 20 minute talks is to be found here. Alas! All in Dutch....

  • november 2018

    Radio Warm Nest:
    Severine Amsing

    During Textile weekend Warm Nest, Bertien Minco and Erik Wong hosted a live talkshow. A selection of these 20 minute talks is to be found here. Alas! All in Dutch....

  • november 2018

    Radio Warm Nest:
    Sanne Bax

    During Textile weekend Warm Nest, Bertien Minco and Erik Wong hosted a live talkshow. A selection of these 20 minute talks is to be found here. Alas! All in Dutch....

  • november 2018

    Radio Warm Nest:
    Riet Fekken

    During Textile weekend Warm Nest, Bertien Minco and Erik Wong hosted a live talkshow. A selection of these 20 minute talks is to be found here. Alas! All in Dutch....

  • march 2018

    Matzes & Mozes

    Our first ever radio show about Pesach: Jewish Easter. We made it as a teaser for the Pesach Meal that Wongema organised later that week. Unfortunately: All in Dutch.

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 7 june

    Sunny Indian Curry 

    The first friday in June we serve an Indian curry, with kurkumma, cocos and crunchy vegetables. When the weather allows it, we eat outside in the evening sun. The meal costs €19,50. Reservations: click on the bar below. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. 

    Yes, I'll join dinner, June 7th 
  • 14, 15, 16 juni

    Work Weekend Wongema 

    In this weekend you can come to Wongema and… work. The idea is simple: You arrive friday afternoon en leave on sunday afternoon. We provide a bed, three meals a day, coffee, tea and water. See Wongema this weekend as a quiet peaceful library at the end of the world. €245,– all in (single room) and €195,– (bed in Wongema dorm). 

    Yes, I'll come to the Work Weekend 

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
post@wongema.nl
06.25170784 — 0595.852565
Tammingastraat 58 — 9978 PD Hornhuizen