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Sonneveld House

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Address: Museumpark 25, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)10-4401200

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Modernism in a snapshot

you don't want to miss this one..... give yourself a bit of history in a sweet snapshot.. imagine life after WW2.... living in Rotterdam with the money to express your hope for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

nice way to spend a few hours....apart from the architecture, it is a perfect look back at life in the 1950's...

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canada
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

you don't want to miss this one..... give yourself a bit of history in a sweet snapshot.. imagine life after WW2.... living in Rotterdam with the money to express your hope for the future. beautiful.... take your time.. enjoy the furniture, enjoy the outdoor spaces and IMAGINE.

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Steinhagen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

you're allowed to walk all around the house - good audio guide - the entrance is combined with the museum of modern architecture

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Cambridge, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A must visit for architecture and design lovers. A brilliantly practical 1930s home restored and furnished with great care. For once an audio guide adds to the experience, providing interesting insights. Allow at least an hour.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As a fan of 20th Century design & architecture visiting the Sonneveld House was a must. Similar to Erno Goldfinger's house on Willow Road, Hampstead one feel's the presence of the original occupants still. Exquisitely designed, the light, space and luxury is almost overwhelming. We visited on a sodden, rainy, dismal day and the light from within was incredible. What... More 

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New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
14 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

An interesting step into high modernism. The audio tour is the best way to do it. The house is perfectly curated to showcase wha's important.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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