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.
  • 5 October

    Potato Fest 

    This years potatoes are small. That's what you get with a fantastic summer like this... You win some, you lose some. The Potato Fest will be compact and exciting this year. All action inside Wongema. 150 tickets max. This year on Friday night. Soon more info about program and tickets. Keywords: Radio, Rock, Beats, Potatoes and Beer. We're going underground! Ticket sale has started. Click on the link below... 

    info and tickets! 
  • 26, 27 en 28 october

    The Artist's Way in Wongema 

    Wongema programs this wonderful workshop together with Frederike Dekkers from The Artist's Way. Well... It's a lot of Artist's Way, with a little Wongema twist. And it works! Click on the link below and read what this weekend can do for you and what it did for others. Interested? Don't wait too long, there are just a few tickets left. 

    More information + booking! 
  • 10 and 11 november

    Warm Nest 

    Warm Nest is the cosiest textile event in the North. An exciting mix of new, exciting, traditional and fun. For everyone who loves textile materials, techniques and beautiful things. There is a shop, there is art, there is a live talk show and a variety of workshops. You decide on the spot in which one you want to participate. Defenitely an event to put in your agenda... 

    latest updates! 

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