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“Surprisingly interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Het Nieuwe Instituut

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museum Park 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 4401200
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Ranked #32 of 99 Attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Galleries
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Northampton
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“Surprisingly interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

In an attempt to find an interesting trip after quite a few days in the city, this seemed like an unlikely prospect, but actually had some very interesting interactive displays and exceptional photo opportunities.

The Sonneveld House (reviewed separately) was intriguing to visit and even the 10-year old with us was engrossed in the audio information.

Take a picnic and sit on a bench opposite the institute if the weather is fine.

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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“Great for architecture geeks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Inexpensive admission by Netherlands standards which includes Sonneveld House (worthwhile for that alone) Very thought provoking exhibit on the basic values of Dutch architecture (although a bit of an odd presentation, at least in my limited experience). Cafe is nice for a light lunch.

Visited May 2013
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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“A unique place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

There were two exhibitions on display - Treasury & Dutchville. The Treasury is a real treasure house for architects. The tour of habitations in the Netherlands is aesthetically displayed and the commentary with each exhibit is not only informative but also hilarious.

Visited April 2013
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Staffs, England
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“More interesting that you might expect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Some nice interactions help make this educational and fun, and raise different views on different forms of architecture. The 1933 house adjacent is amazing - to think such modernity existed 80 years ago...!

Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Interesting but slightly strange”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Wonderful exhibits in a very unique layout. We were only charged half price as some of the exhibits weren't open when we were there. Would recommend only if you have a very strong interest in Architecture but is an interesting enough visit.

The ticket grants you entry to the Sonneveld House just behind the museum and is amazingly modern given the time it was built! There's a free audio guide which gives you insight into how the family lived and the wonderful functions of the house.

Visited March 2013
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