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Het Nieuwe Instituut

Address: Museum Park 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 10 4401200
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Ranked #38 of 131 things to do in Rotterdam
Type: Architectural buildings, Art galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Art galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Melbourne, AU
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you are looking for serious architecture exhibitions, you will find them here. Plenty of comprehensive documentation and detail, not just attractive photos. The bookshop offers a very broad and interesting selection, not just the usual selection. The cafe is the main disappointment- not the food but the frustratingly bad service- don't plan a meal break as they seem to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

i've been there over the last weekend, to see the structuralism exhibition - the space is really well though "dutch style" - it's a perfect spot for a city tour stop, have one of the amazing paninis and a coffee - the book shop is the next stop after that

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Het nieuwe instituut is one of my favorite spots in Rotterdam. A couple days a week I study here in the library. If you visit Rotterdam this is a really nice place to go on an afternoon. When it's colt and rainy you can wander around and watch one of the nice architectural exhibitions or have a look in the... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited and were a little underwhelmed with the exhibition. The architecture display was excellent with lots of models of buildings in and around the Netherlands. If you are interested in the design process of buildings then this is the place for you. We were told to visit the exhibit downstairs - but it was awful. Hardly worth going down.... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A very fitting museum for Rotterdam, a city which excels at creating friendly, open, modernist spaces and architecture. The experience depends a lot on the specific exhibitions you see, and all of them are temporary, as far as I could tell - so check in advance what is ongoing. My girlfriend and I enjoyed "Designing scarcity"; it presented some cool... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Total waste of time and money careless staff and no Exhibition at all. Be carefull ask to the counter what is the exhibition since you can notice that advertised exhibition does not exist during your tour between the floors. No guidance just school children activities around and no signage about the exhibitions since there is no exhibition. May be some... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
9 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I didn't know about this museum until I googled for something to visit on my spare day in Rotterdam. I found the trip advisor reviews and decided to go. I am sort of museumed out, but this one sounded a little different. I'm glad I went. It is not only about architecture, but it is about design, art, creative thoughts,... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

You need to have, I think, 2-3hrs. for this museum. There are so many famous painting, sculpture, historical things, and even the modern product or design of many artists. There is restaurant available, toilet are free, and nice view also free of charge :D

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The NAI is a bit boring. Just loads of architecture stuff nothing really special. But the nice thing is you can visit the Sonneveld house next to the museum for free. And that really is a treat.

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Northampton
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

In an attempt to find an interesting trip after quite a few days in the city, this seemed like an unlikely prospect, but actually had some very interesting interactive displays and exceptional photo opportunities. The Sonneveld House (reviewed separately) was intriguing to visit and even the 10-year old with us was engrossed in the audio information. Take a picnic and... More 

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