Professional visitors

Info for professional visitors

Noorderzon is an eleven-day international manifestation of the performing arts and, at the same time, a large-scale festival in a splendid park: the monumental Noorderplantsoen. Here, tens of thousands of people gather every day, to enjoy the many performances, shows and concerts, or just to have a drink and enjoy the atmosphere. We offer an elaborate range of performances and activities, varying from from a literature programme to children’s activities, from shows by internationally renowned companies to those of local collectives, and a lot more…

A large but temporary festival village is erected in the park, with many different stages, art objects, bars, restaurants, as well as other constructions. Noorderzon, however, also extends to the city centre. Outside the park there are around twenty other venues, both small and large, that generously open their doors to our activities. Noorderzon DownTown is what we call the festival area outside the park.

Desdemona Tent

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Desdemona Tent


Our online ticket sales for the main programme of Noorderzon start on Monday June 17 at 12.00. From that moment you can buy tickets through, and pay with iDEAL (through your own bank) or with a creditcard (Visa and Mastercard). At July 17th ticket sales for the complete 2017 programme start.

After having booked your tickets online, you will receive an email with a voucher. With this voucher you can pick up your tickets at the Kiosk in the Noorderplantsoen from Monday August 15 onwards or at the Noorderzon Ticket- & Info center at Grand Theatre. If the performance will NOT take place in the Noorderplantsoen but at a DownTown location, you can also collect your tickets at the venue half an hour before the start of the performance.

If the performance takes place in one of the venues in the Noorderplantsoen (Romeo Tent, Ophelia Tent, Spiegeltent etc) you have to collect the tickets at the Kiosk. If you have any trouble booking your tickets online, please contact our hospitality staff (see right side of this page).

Contact us

Hospitality - Stichting Noorderzon Groningen
+31(0)6 290 28 577 (Carol van Gelder)

Visitors: Noorderbuitensingel 11, Groningen
Mail: P.O. Box 1736 – 9701 BS Groningen NL

Getting and staying in Groningen

How to get there?
Most of you will arrive at Schiphol Airport and travel to Groningen by train. We recommend the direct train to Groningen Central Station (last stop). Please see: for more information about train travel in the Netherlands (including a journey planner).

Make sure you purchase your train ticket from either the ticket office or one of the ticketing machines, before you board the train. By car you can reach the city via the A28 and A7 motorways. The location of the park (for navigation systems) is Oranjesingel, 9717 Groningen (the Netherlands).

If you have a question about accommodation in Groningen, please contact our hospitality staff. Carol van Gelder is glad to help!