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Address: Museumpark 25, 3015 CG Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)10-4401200
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Fascinating view on the future from the 1930s

The Sonneveld house was built and decorated with only one thing in mind: mind the future. Built in de early 1930s, the house provides a fascinating insight in the state of affairs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Feliks G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Sonneveld house was built and decorated with only one thing in mind: mind the future. Built in de early 1930s, the house provides a fascinating insight in the state of affairs back then and both the permanent and perishable nature of views on the future. Very much recommended and make sure to to the (free) audiotour!

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Thank Feliks G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a hidden gem! Loved it. Great audio tour, providing sound background information about the architecture, furniture et al of Huise Sonneveld, including some background information about the lives and mores of the owners. Great space and place. Even the central heaters are painted in the colour of the rooms, i.e. red in the kitchen, yellow in the yellow... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A 30's villa in the style known as functionalism. The home is fully kitted out in (for the most part) the same original furniture and floorings it had at its inception in the 1930's and shows a completely different way of living for removed from anything else that was built in this era. It is high tech (at least for... More 

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Rotterdam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Well worth a visit, just a few minutes walk from the Boymans and Architecture museums. It is a wonderful and authentic interior from the time of original Gipsen furniture, very well designed and thought through, even featuring an in-house intercom system.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is one of the best art deco houses I have ever seen. It is in almost original condition, and is one of the few pre-war buildings still standing in Rotterdam. The furniture is nearly all original, and gives a realistic impression of daily life in this era.Some rooms are very stylish, while the bedrooms are surprisingly spartan. Definitely worth... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This annex of Museum Boymans Van Beuningen shows Dutch modern living in the thirties. This is the start of Dutch Design. Don't miss it.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Excellent place to understand a wealthy merchants house from the depression. Elegant, well built, great design. Well worth visit in design mad city.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Be aware that this fine house is now currently closed for refurbishment and repair. We saw it last year, and would visit again when it re-opens.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Beautiful place to visit when in Rotterdam. "Nieuwe bouwen" style, brings you back to the thirties! The Sonneveld House Museum reveals the lifestyle of a prominent family of Rotterdammers who were converts to modernism, showing how they furnished their house and which objects they surrounded themselves with.

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Rotterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are a lover of 1930's architecture and style this home is the place to be. With a very good audio tour your are allowed to walk around on your own, but even more fun is that you are allowed to open cabinets. And there is furniture available that you are allowed to sit on.

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