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Sonneveld House

Museumpark 25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31(0)10-4401200
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Ranked #11 of 98 Attractions in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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24 attraction reviews
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

If the ticket that you bought for NAI did not mention that the Sonneveld House next door was a free visit, I would have skipped the house. But then I did visit and was surprised when the staff asked me to cover my shoes with a shoe cover. The audio commentary explained a great many things about the house and... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Het nieuwe bouwen is the style of architecture in which the house is built. When you visit the house you feel if you are back in the thirties living in a extremely modern house for the time.

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Toronto, Canada
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I love looking at old houses and architecture, so this was right up my alley to visit. I had the ticket with NAI next door so this was included in the ticket. The audio tour is informative and for once, not too long (I've had bad experiences with audio guides). Beautiful house with a great style and it is worth... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The included audioguide is really useful to understand more about the house. The same ticket is ok also for the NAI

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This house gives you an excellent view of the way people lived in the 30's. Even the furniture and tiles, as well as the kitchen are from that era.

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