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Sonneveld House

Museumpark 25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31(0)10-4401200
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Ranked #9 of 99 Attractions in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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56 attraction reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
9 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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