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This is an invitation.
An invitation to visit a unique historic building serving a suitable cultural purpose, beautifully situated in a leafy enclave: TER APEL MONASTERY Domus Novae Lucis /
House of the New Light
Doorkijkje naar deur
Museum for Monastery
and Church History
& Religious Art
Gallery I & II
for Contemporary Art

Concert Stage
Meeting and
Congress Centre

Wedding Location
History Ter Apel Monastery, built in 1465, is a former monastery in the village of Ter Apel in the northeastern Dutch province of Groningen. It is located on a forested ridge of sand along the ancient trade route from Münster i/W (in Germany) to the city of Groningen. For passing travellers and pilgrims the monastery was a place of hospitality and dedication.
Zicht op nieuwe westvleugel en kerk
Galerie I
Present Even though accents have shifted, Ter Apel Monastery has been a meeting place even to this day. It is a meeting place for art and culture enthusiasts because of the old and new architecture, and the permanent and changing exhibitions.
It is a meeting place for fans of old and new (church) music, the acoustics of the monastery church are unsurpassed. It is for nature lovers because its wooded rural location offers plenty of walks. And also for anyone who just needs a moment of peace and reflection.
Koorbanken in de Kanunnikenkerk
Rondleiding door de Kruidentuin
Ter Apel Monastery is available as a venue for weddings. For individuals, businesses, and institutions there are various possibilities to organise a stylish reception, lunch, dinner, meeting or congress.
Huwelijksvoltrekking in de Kanunnikenkerk
Kloostercaf  De Refter


Museum Ter Apel Monastery
Boslaan 3-5
NL-9561 LH Ter Apel
Tel. +31 599 581370

Opening hours

Monday  closed
(July and August: 11:00 - 17:00) Tuesday to Saturday
11:00 - 17:00 Sunday and holidays
13:00 - 17:00 Carnival Saturday, King's Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and Day closed Dogs
Dogs are not allowed. An exception, of course, applies to service dogs.

Entrance fees

Adults: € 9,50
Teenagers 13 to 17: € 5,50
Children 4 to 12: € 4,50
Children 0 to 3: free
Group visits: please contact us
Family rate: € 26,50 (2 adults and 2 children
under 18 years)
Wheelchair users
Some rooms have stairs and thresholds that are unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users. Regrettably, electric wheelchairs and scooters are not suitable for entering the Monastery at all.
A warm welcome!
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Boslaan 3-5, Ter Apel [NL]   Tel. +31 [0]599 581370   info@kloosterterapel.nl
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Klooster Ter Apel
Boslaan 3-5
Postbus 139
NL-9560 AC Ter Apel
Tel. +31 [0]599 581370
Fax. +31 [0]599 587140