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The Night of Arts and Science

Festival theme: The heart


On Saturday June 4 another edition of the Night of Arts and Science takes place in the centre of Groningen. Once again the Aa Church will be transformed into a Church of Sciences, brimming with interactive exhibits.

During The Night Groningen’s city centre offers a platform to inspirational scientists and interesting artists and especially to projects that unite the two. The programme includes exciting experiments, exhibitions, interactive presentations, installations, lectures and music. The Night is a showcase for new talent and established names, a festival presenting the latest developments in the fields of arts and science to a broad audience.

Church of Sciences

Although almost eight centuries old it is still the most modern church in Groningen: the Aa Church. Tonight Science LinX, the University of Groningen’s science centre, will transform it into the Church of Sciences, where visitors can experiment with cutting edge science.

This year’s theme: the heart

The theme of The Night 2016 is the heart. The (beating) heart can be approached from so many interesting angles: think of medical science and healthy ageing, human life and animal life, the relationship between heart and mind, love – of course – and the full spectrum of accompanying emotions, the passion of artists and scientists and the heartbeat of the city. What inspires artists and scientists and how can we stimulate young talent to ensure that Groningen remains Northern Holland’s  vibrant capital city of culture and science?


Early bird  tickets for The Night of Arts & Science now cost € 10 (available until 27 March). A ticket is a passe-partout and gives access to all venues.

Regular ticket sales start April 1. Regular tickets cost € 15, students and holders of a CJP pass pay a reduced price  of € 12,50

For more information about ticket sales and the complete programme please see the website De Nacht van Kunst & Wetenschap.



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