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Address: Museum Park 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 10 4401200
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As much an art museum as an architecture museum. Well worth visiting and ticket includes entry to sonneveld house nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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265 reviews 265 reviews
170 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

As much an art museum as an architecture museum. Well worth visiting and ticket includes entry to sonneveld house nearby.

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Melbourne, AU
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
9 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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