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“Bit boring” 3 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 #27 of 97 attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Galleries
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Bit boring”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The NAI is a bit boring. Just loads of architecture stuff nothing really special. But the nice thing is you can visit the Sonneveld house next to the museum for free. And that really is a treat.

Visited July 2013
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Northampton
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“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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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“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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