Frequently Asked Questions

Any doubt about how things work? Watch our festival activities and read the following FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions, in which we hope you will find the answers.

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Where can I find you?

The office is located at the Biotoop te Haren, Kerklaan 30, Studio AK204. Check out a map here .

Where can I find you?

The NonFiction Photo Festival is located in the Groningen Synagogue aan de Folkingestraat 60. Sometimes we perform at different locations.

The office is located at the Biotoop te Haren, Kerklaan 30, Studio AK204. Check out a map here .

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When can I come see you?

Our office is opened on weekdays from 10.00 - 18.00. Mail or call in advance.

When can I come see you?

We are open every day during the festival! See the festival page for more info.

Is the Synagogue also open on Saturdays?

Yes, but whenever a sabbath occurs the festival location is closed for a small period and reopens on Saturday around 14:00. These happen on November 12 and 26. Check out the festival page for more info.

Can I leave my coat and bags in the wardrobe?

Yes, there are lockers available, but we recommend that you leave your coat on as it is pretty cold in there. Large bags we will store for you personally.


How do I bring my bike, or take the car or public transit to the exhibition?

Many roads lead to the Synagogue. Make a plan through the website of Synagogue Groningen. You could also check Google maps or our festival page for more info.

Do you have parking?

Create a plan for bike and car visitations through the website of the Synagogue Groningen.

Is the Synagogue wheelchair-accessible?

Yes it is! Wave at us and we will come outside to open the side door.

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Is the exhibition suitable for children?

We expect the parents to be the best judge on these matters as some photos do contain more mature imagery. We receive a lot of classes and show them a selection of the pictures.

Do you give tours?

At request. We offer a Visual Academy programme which is hosted by photographers and media experts. You can also just strike up a conversation with one of our education volunteers and get a tour from them at a time of your choosing. Academy tickets entitles you to a 45 minute tour. The knowledge and time of our volunteers is free, but a donation is very welcome as we are a non profit foundation. volunteers .

World Press Photo, NonFiction Photo, who is who?

We are NonFiction Photo and we are one partner of World Press Photo. We are the NonFiction Photo foundation and are a World Press Photo partner. We are independent but heavily involved. The World Press Photo foundation is based in Amsterdam and organises contests which result in the World Press Photo Contest exhibitions. Those exhibtitions are rented out as a kind of ready-made package to their partners like NonFiction Photo in Groningen.

Festival tickets

Can I pay digitally?
Yes, we exclusively use digital payment.
Can i buy tickets on location?

Absolutely: tickets for the festival (exhibitions), Visual Academy lectures, Visual Academy tours, everything.

Something went wrong with my e-tickets. What now?

Aline will sort this out for you. eMail Aline please!

Can I visit with a group and get a discount?

It is definitely possible to visit with a group. There is no discount, but you can get a tour whenever its suits you. eMail Marlie to book.

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I'd like to visit with a class. How does that work?

How great! It is best to plan a school visit because that allows us to schedule in a free tour at a fitting moment. Read all about it on our Education page.

You guys are cool. I want to contribute!

What could I do with you as a volunteer?

We always need people in the volunteer team: education or front desk. You can also work as a specialist, for example as a graphic designer, videographer or blogger. Do you see possibilities? Mail:

In addition, you can apply for the Talent team as a photographer, artist or spatial designer. We also offer internships and traineeships. Check out our vacancy page or contact Marlie via

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I am a photographer and want to join, is that possible?

We have several spots open; volunteers and a talent track for photography. Read all about it on our talent page.

Can I donate?

Yes, of course! We have a ANBI status so it is still tax deductible for companies. You can also become a friend. Email Aline:!

Do I need special superpowers to join?

Yes. But even if you don't we will still love to have you. You dont need to send a resumé, just send us an email saying you want to volunteer for us. Thats possible through

I would like to volunteer with you, how do I sign up?

You can do this by email via our volunteer coordinator:

Is your question not found on here? contact us and we will reply as soon as possible. Calling us is the fastest way!


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Stichting NonFiction Photo
Kerklaan 30, 9751 NN, Haren
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