Station hall

We can already hear you saying, ‘How is a centuries-old station hall off the beaten path?’. Yet in the hustle and bustle of modern life, we’re all compelled to just hurry from one appointment to the next, taking the beauty around us for granted.

Take a look


Stationsweg 13
9726 AE Groningen
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But look up: the richly colourful flower motif and architectural elements on the ceiling are almost entirely made of papier-mâché. The entrance hall itself is a so-called ‘salle des pas perdus’: ‘hall of lost steps’. This description, given by the Groningen artist F.H. Bach (a former instructor at the Minerva arts academy), refers not only to acoustics, but also to the function of the space: a waiting room where people pace around, aimlessly killing time.