Good luck finding a seat!
The new Forum Groningen, which opened its doors at the end of November, attracted its 1 millionth visitor on Thursday morning. Never before has a cultural institution in The Netherlands attracted so many people in such a short time, according to the Forum itself. By comparison, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam welcomed 2.3 million visitors across the entirety of 2018.
According to Dirk Nijdam, General Manager at the Forum Groningen, the visitor numbers have exceed all expectations. “But the best thing to see is that the building is being used as intended. Almost everyone finds something that they like. It is good to see that it attracts so many different people, young and old, from the local area and afar. “
Since the opening, the number of subscribers to the library has risen: by 1800. The current exhibition “AI: More than Human” is on until May, you can read our review here.
The Forum has attracted many extra visitors to the city, says Paul de Rook, Alderman for Culture and Economic Affairs, municipality of Groningen. “That is not only good for the Forum, but also for the hospitality industry and retailers in the city center, for example. The arrival of the Forum has further increased the appeal of Groningen.”
Image via The Forum Groningen