Top choice in Bremen & the East Frisian Coast

Emden’s art gallery shows off a range of big, bold canvases, focusing on 20th-century art, in its light-flooded, white-and-exposed-timber rooms. Every few months it closes for about a week as its exhibitions are completely changed; some shows rotate in from its collection while others cover topics such as American realism or the works of Paul Klee. You can purchase a combination ticket with the Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum for €14 to save some money.

It's about 500m east of the train station.

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Nearby Bremen & the East Frisian Coast attractions

1. Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum

0.24 MILES

This award-winning museum has an interesting and varied collection illustrating themes of local history and life in the region. Not surprisingly, its…

2. Bunkermuseum

0.25 MILES

The labyrinth of WWII civilian air-raid shelters at the Bunkermuseum includes testimonies from people who sheltered here, offering a moving insight into…

3. Museum Feuerschiff Amrumbank

0.28 MILES

The bright-red ship moored in Ratsdelft is a former 1915 lightship, used as a warning beacon to other ships in areas without lighthouses. A small museum…

4. Menkemaborg

21.61 MILES

Some 25km northeast of Groningen, in the town of Uithuizen, is one of the Netherlands' most authentic manor houses. Originally a fortified castle dating…

5. Nationalpark-Haus-Wattenmeer

22.81 MILES

This visitor centre on the harbourfront has an interactive exhibit all about the science and ecology of Unesco World Heritage-listed Wattenmeer (Wadden…

6. Bourtange Fortress

25.02 MILES

One of the best-preserved fortifications in the country stands at tiny Bourtange near the German border. With its flooded moats, solid defences and quaint…

7. Noordpolderzijl

25.99 MILES

The tiniest harbour in the Netherlands is 29km north of Groningen and 4.5km northwest of the village of Usquert. Its desolate beauty is striking and is…

8. Prinsentuin

28.21 MILES

Take a breather at the serene gardens of Prinsenhof, a 15th-century mansion-turned–luxury hotel with peaceful Renaissance-style gardens fragranced with…