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Sonneveld House

Address: Museumpark 25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)10-4401200
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Ranked #14 of 87 Attractions in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mechelen, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It's really nice to visit this house knowing it was built in 1934. You can visit all the rooms and get a good view of how the rich family of Sonneveld used to live. In those days it was one of the most modern houses in the Netherlands. There is a free audioguide with some intresting stories told by people... 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

this is an immaculately restored family home, perfectly representative of the modernist movement from the 30ies, applied to the Dutch "de stijl" movement - it's a most go see micro-museum, which in turns grants you access to the next door museum of architecture.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It takes 40 mins to walk around the building - opening cupboards and poking around the different rooms. The audio guide is really informative.

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you are interested in the roots of modernist architecture you can't be in Rotterdam and not see this. It is beautifully curated and presented and furnished. It is a rare example in such good, if renovated, condition. But the renovation has gone no further than necessary so the building and furnishings still have accumulated patina. The staff are clear... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had no idea what to expect here. We arrived and were asked to put on shoe covers - you end up looking as though you're going to head to a hospital ward. The rooms in the house looked untouched since the 1960s/70s. As you look around the room you see each room in the very large house complete with... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

house and furniture match perfectly. the house has stunning modern features, considering that it is about 100 years old.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Exceptional architecture by Brinkman & Van ver Vlugt the guys who gave you the Van Nelle factory. 1930 Dutch functionalism and man, would I like to live here! Gispen furniture, great bathrooms, modern living, wonderful place. Use the audio tour to be in the know. A must!

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Espoo, Finland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were driving through Rotterdam and this was one of two things we saw. We were very impressed. If you are an architecture fan, yes, this will be very interesting. But it is quite interesting to other people as well, including kids. The audio tour was excellent. Our elementary aged kids liked it, but would have probably enjoyed the kid... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
56 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I visited het Nieuwe Instituut, part of this museum is the Sonneveld House. Most visitors will enjoy the Sonneveld house, you get entrance by visiting the New Institute (Nieuw Instituut). Now this was really great: step in a most modern house of the 1930's. It amazed me how far already they were improving live in those days, about the large... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
56 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Erwin Olaf makes amazing photographs and for these photographs he uses sets by Floris Vos. I was glad to see those in het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. There was also an ipad before these background sets in which Olaf explains everything about his picture. If you know the work by Erwin you might visit this until 30-3-2014. In the cellar... More 

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