The Tea Factory

The Tea Factory is a unique combination of the only tea museum in the Netherlands, an atmospheric tea-house with perhaps the most extensive tea menu in the world and a fragrant tea shop.

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The Theefabriek (tea factory) is a singular combination of the Netherlands’ only tea museum, an attractive tea room with probably the most extensive tea menu in the world, and a nostalgic tea shop... a true paradise for tea lovers! Located in the former church and parsonage of the picturesque village of Houwerzijl, the Theefabriek was bought for the symbolic amount of 1 guilder (45 eurocents) in 1989 and has since developed into a true tea attraction which is and visited by about 50,000 people annually. Houwerzijl is a village in the magnificent and tranquil northwest part of Groningen and at the outskirts of the Lauwersmeer National Park.

Opening times

  • Easter Sunday and Easter Monday: 10 am to 5 pm
    Whit Sunday and Whit Monday: 10 am to 5 pm
    December and New Year's Day closed


  • Adults €4.95
  • Groups €3.95 Groups from 21 people
  • Children Free Children 0 to 3 years
  • Children €2.95 Children 4 to 12 years old
  • Of course, the tearoom and the tea shop are freely accessible.



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  • Pets: Pets permitted

Eating establishment

  • Private room available Yes
  • Eating establishment: Yes
  • Eating establishment: Yes
  • Take-away available: Yes
  • Charter facilities: Yes
  • Type of eating establishment: Eating establishment, Lunchroom


  • Webshop Yes
  • Shop type: Food and drink


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