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Top Choice Gallery in Emden

Kunsthalle

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 com…
Museum in Emden

Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum

This award-winning museum has an interesting and varied collection illustrating themes of local history and life in the region. Not surprisingly, its picture gallery has a strong focus on Dutch artists, as well as t…
Bar in Emden

Cafe Einstein

Part bar, part cafe, part living room – and in a lovely location facing right onto a small park – Cafe Einstein is a chill place to hang out during the day, with the best cappuccinos in town. At night it buzzes with…
Seafood in Emden

Hafenhaus

This fancy, modern seafood restaurant has a wonderful outdoor deck and pontoon in the warmer months. Besides fish and shrimp, the menu features burgers, steaks and pork and chicken dishes. It's set right on the prom…
European in Emden

Grand Cafe am Stadtgarten

A perfect place for a bite or a drink with a view, this cafe has the best position and terrace seating on the main square just off the harbour. There's a full bar with numerous beers on tap, and a decent menu of sta…
Museum in Emden

Bunkermuseum

The labyrinth of WWII civilian air-raid shelters at the Bunkermuseum includes testimonies from people who sheltered here, offering a moving insight into part of history. Displays touch on the rise of the Nazi party …
Museum in Emden

Museum Feuerschiff Amrumbank

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 on the lower deck displays old communications and navigation e…