Opening hours, address and telephone number

Open today until 17:00

Opening hours next week
Day Opening hours
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat (Koningsdag) Closed
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon Closed
Tue 11:00 - 17:00
Overview of opening hours
Boslaan 3-5
9561 LH Ter Apel
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0599 - 58 13 70

Museum Klooster Ter Apel vanuit de lucht
Museum Klooster Ter Apel from the air
In de galerie van het museum zijn wisselende tentoonstellingen te zien
The museum's gallery features changing exhibitions
Museum Klooster organiseert ook activiteiten speciaal voor kinderen
Museum Klooster also organises activities especially for children

Ter Apel Monastery is located on a forested sandy ridge along the ancient trade route from Münster to Groningen. The monastery hosts interesting temporary exhibitions, has a magnificent garden and has been a meeting place for centuries.

This gem of cultural history is unique in northwestern Europe, located in beautiful Westerwolde: former monastery of the Holy Cross, Domus Novae Lucis (the ‘House of the New Light’) dating from 1465. It is the only existing medieval rural monastery in the province of Groningen, and is situated in a 200-hectare forest with a wide range of cycling and walking opportunities.

Monastery garden

Included in the list of ‘top 100’ Dutch historic sites registered with UNESCO, Ter Apel Monastery Museum hosts interesting temporary exhibitions, has a magnificent garden with more than 200 different plants, is an elegant wedding location and has a comfortable Monastery café and a Monastery shop selling a surprising range of products.


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