Celebrate New Years Eve with us!
31-12 from 6 p.m.

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.
  • 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....

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 december

    Mexican Meal 

    Comfort food is what we need in these cold and dark days. That why we serve a three course Mexican Dinner this month. We start with a 'sopa de limone' a classic soup that the Maya's had on their menu. Main course is a burrito de luxe and we end the meal with Mexican bread pudding. For €19,50 you can join. The meal starts at 7 p.m.. Click on the bar below to make a reservation. 

    Yes, I'd like to join the Mexican dinner.  
  • 31 december

    New Years Eve Party 

    It’s a new tradition: New Years Eve in Wongema. You are welcome from six p.m. For €15,– we serve a tasty meal. During the evening there will be a popquiz and a round (or two) of bingo. After that we roll up the carpet and Wongema becomes a dancefloor. At 00.00 hour you can personaly ring the church bell and there are fireworks in front of Wongema. Alle Wongema beds are filled up. Want to join the festivities? Check Hotel De Marne

    Yes, I'll join dinner 31 december! 
  • 1, 2, 3 februari

    Work Weekend Wongema 

    In the first weekend of February 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. So you can do wat you need to do: work, think, write, hike, or do nothing at all. See Wongema this weekend as a quiet and peaceful library at the end of the world. €245,– all in (single room) and €195,– (bed in Wongema dorm). 

    Yes, I want to come to the Work Weekend 
  • 22, 23, 24 march

    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. So you can do wat you need to do: work, think, write, hike, or do nothing at all. 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 want to 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