City Hall, Groningen

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Groningen City Hall
City Hall of Groningen
City Hall
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.


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.


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

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