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Opening of new location Centre of Arts
For many years the Centre of Visual Arts (Centrum Beeldende Kunst) was located in the cityhall in the citycentre of Emmen. In two exhibition halls were every year several exhibitions of contemporary art. In summer 2004 there was a special exhibition ''aLiVe'' of the photogroup Vlinderstad, celebrating their 55 years existence.
The CBK was closed for some time, but is now back at a splendid location in the former milkfactory in Noordbarge. The industrial ambiance is great as well the location at the Oranjekanaal.
In the building are two spacious exhibitonhalls, an art library and a hall for workshops.
Every year there are several exhibitions of contemporary art in the hall at the gorundfloor. In the hall at the first floor are also sometimes other exhibitions like the overview exhibition of 3 years community art in the district Emmermeer in autumn 2012.
Address: Ermerweg 88b 7812 BG Emmen
Directions: The CBK is located south of the citycentre. Coming from the Hondsrugweg (mainroad along the citycentre) heading south, turn right at the trafficlights after you passed the parkinglot of the zoo. The CBK is at the right hand side just before the bridge.
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Phone: +31 591 685820
The Noorderdierenpark is known of its beautiful natural setting of the continents.
In 2003 the North American section in the original park is enlarged, after the South American animals moved to the new built part of the zoo.
Except the three Kodiak bears, there are now also elks and bisons to see.
Meanwhile the Kodiaks left the zoo,
The zoo is open everyday.
In winter from 10 am to 4.30 pm.
In summer from 10 am to 6 pm.
Directions: The zoo is In the citycentre, easy to reach from the trainstation and the parkinglots.
Follow the signs.
The original zoo is in the middle of the citycentre of Emmen. In 2002 a second part of the zoo is opened at the edge of the centre. A huge pedestrian traverse connects the two parts through the centre of Emmen.
In the new part of the zoo is the South American section. At the Playa Pinguinos you can walk between the pinguins, allthough they made a low fence later, because some of the pinguins liked to walk out of the zoo into the town of Emmen. You can also watch the swimming pinguins under water.
In 2007 they started to make plans to move the whole zoo to this new part. The actual zoo in hte city centre will be transformed into a 'zoo for humans' to live in special houses still ahving the feel of the continents of the former zoo and to spend their leisure time.
Address: Hoofdstraat 18
Directions: Emmen, citycentre
buterfly in the zoo in Emmen
The zoo in Emmen has a beautifull butterfly garden. In a colourfull tropical garden with many flowering plants you can walk between the many colourfull butterflies.
Sometimes a butterfly will come and sit down on your hand. I prefer to go there on a rainy or cold sunday to enjoy the tropics of the garden. It's a relaxing place to sit down for a while
Directions: The zoo is in the citycentre of Emmen.
The zoo has a nice african savannah with rhino's, zebra's, ostriches, wildebeasts, giraffes and impalas. It's one of my favourite places in the zoo.
At one point you're a eye height with the giraffes. Here are always a lot of people around.
I also like it to sit at the terrace of the safari restaurant, especially in the first hour the park opens it doors. It's a nice time to look at the animals.
Directions: In the citycentre of Emmen
A new-born elephant in his first week outdoors
The Zoo of Emmen, called the Noorderdierenpark, has a very beautifull rather natural atmosphere. There is a herd of 14 elephants of all ages, an African Savannah with zebras, giraffes & rhinos. Further you can walk in the tropical butterfly-garden, at the Playa Pinguinos and in a huge green South- American bird cage between the butterflies, pinguins or birds. Or what do you think of having dinner with the swimming sharks at the background ?
adults: 16 euro, entry single
children: (3-10) 13.50 euro, single entry
adults: 35 euro, the year round
children: (3 to 10) 14 euro, the year round
Address: Hoofdstraat 18, 7801BA Emmen
Directions: The zoo is situated in the city-centre of Emmen.
Phone: +31 591850850
Beyond Borders, Mongolian artist
Every last sunday in August is the Full Colour Festival in the centre of Emmen.
It's my favourite festival with wonderful music from all over the world, like African, Asian, South American. You can just listen to the music or dance.
There is also a large market where you can buy many nice goods from the different continents. You can eat all kind of African, Indonesian, Turkish and Vietnamese snacks, drink African beer or Ethiopian coffee.
There are workshops for kids and adults in making music, bamboo objects, African necklaces, body painting.
In 2003 combinations of foreign and Dutch artists showed during the festival how they worked together in the so-called project Beyond Borders.
Their paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in the Centre of Visual Arts later in the season.
Directions: Centre of Emmen, round the marketplace
The travelling caravan of Wies Noest
Besides performing arts there are at some festivals also objects of installations of visuals arts to see.
What I liked most was the travellling caravan of the visual artist Wies Noest. Every time she extended her caravan with new colourfull flags and tents.
Directions: Centre of the city Emmen.
Open air festival in the centre
In summer there are some very interesting festivals in Emmen.
C'est la Vie Festival:
last sunday in July, in the city centre, music and theatre.
Full Colour Festival:
last sunday of August in the city centre, a multiculturalfestival with music all over the world, international market, workshops, activities for the kids.
The Nabershof is a Saxon farmhouse from 1681, it is a monument and owned by the Drentse Vereniging (union) 't Volk van Grada.
The farmhouse is restored in 1992 and authentically furnished in the style of Drenthe as a museum farmhouse.
The farmhouse is only open during special events, like the accordion and concertina festivals the last sunday in June and the first sunday in September.
't Volk van Grada also organise traditional farmer weddingparties and fashion shows of traditional costumes, to be visited.
You can make an appointment for a visit.
Address: Noordeind 21 or PO box 2086, 7801 Emmen
Directions: West of the road to Odoorn, just north of the centre of Emmen, beside the path to the langgraf/ hunebed
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