City hall, Groningen

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Groningen City Hall
City Hall of Groningen
City Hall, today a museum
Alternative names Stadhuis van Weesp
General information
Type Seat of local government
Architectural style neo-classical
Location Groningen
Address Grote markt
Coordinates Coordinates: 53°13′6″N 6°34′0″E / 53.21833°N 6.56667°E / 53.21833; 6.56667
Completed 1810
Owner Gemeente Groningen
Design and construction
Architect Jacob Otten Husly

The Groningen City Hall is the seat of government in Groningen, Netherlands. The city council meets in a modern room downstairs, but upstairs in the former raadszaal the Gulden Boek is kept that lists the honored citizens of the town.

History[edit]

The building was designed by the architect Jacob Otten Husly who won the commission in 1775 as the result of a prize competition that was set out by his personal friend, the council member and ex-amsterdam professor Petrus Camper.[1] it was built during the years 1775-1810.[1][2] In 1962, an attached building was designed and built by Jo Vegter. Most offices are currently located here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rijksmonument report
  2. ^ City hall history in the Groningen archives

External links[edit]

Monumentenbordje 2014.svg Dutch Rijksmonument 18466