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Kunsthal Rotterdam

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Address: Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31104400300
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The Kunsthal Rotterdam is one of the leading cultural institutions in the...

The Kunsthal Rotterdam is one of the leading cultural institutions in the Netherlands. With over twenty exhibitions a year, the Kunsthal offers a programme that is dynamic and always surprising. The Kunsthal is continuously transforming, and with its regularly changing exhibitions able to offer crossovers between various art disciplines. From modern masters and contemporary art to forgotten cultures, photography, fashion and design. The Kunsthal's exhibition programme gives it its national scope and international allure. In its iconic building designed by Rem Koolhaas, the Kunsthal stands for three core values: art, culture and society. The Kunsthal is not a museum, nor does it wish to be. Not having its own collection gives the Kunsthal absolute freedom, and making optimum use of that freedom is where its strength lies. With a small team, a wide range of exhibitions and activities are realised with a high turnover rate for a diverse audience. This is what makes the Kunsthal different from other institutions in the museum sector.

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Together with a friend we went to the Kunsthal because fashion photography is one of my favourite art forms. Love the big images by Peter Lindbergh, the diaries, Polaroids and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, hall 1 was closed during our visit. Other halls, except hall 2, where Lindbergh's exhibition was staged, were disappointing. The Lindbergh's exhibition was really interesting, showing the author's special vision of many icons of style. Natural History Museum is adjacent to this one, so it may be a good idea to combine them is one day.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Together with a friend we went to the Kunsthal because fashion photography is one of my favourite art forms. Love the big images by Peter Lindbergh, the diaries, Polaroids and more. Such an inspiration!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Botero exhibition in the Kunsthal. Collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings (5 rooms). Good presentation.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

I went to the Kunsthal to te Fernando Botero ( Celebrate Life) exhibition of his artwork. The Exhibition was amazing!. It is divided into the different stages of his artistic life. Great choice to spend a day as you can also have a snack at the restuarant in between the different exhibitions at Kunsthal. You pay a small fee at... More 

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Thank ArgyPargy
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This exposition hall is in Museumpark, close to 'proper' musea. It sometimes has quirky exhibits, but often also exhibitions of artists of name and fame like Botero and Hopper. The park surrounding the hall is wonderful. Nice and quiet and they have a great restaurant/cafe.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The Kunsthal is build by famous Rem Koolhaas, a Dutch architect. The design of the museum is already worth a visit. They have had some intriguing exhibitions in the last year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We visited the Kunsthal because of the big Fernando Botero exhibition. I really recommend to go there. A lot of fabulous paintings and sculptures of this famous Colombian artist are on display until the 11th of September 2016.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time viewing the Botero exhibit at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. Plenty of space to roam around and view the many wonderful pieces on display.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Yesterday we had a chance to visit the Kunsthal in Rotterdam again, and what a great exposition of Botero (small) statues and wonderful paintings! They alle made me smile and brought me in a very good mood.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Only if you're into architecture, this building is a must see. I don't think you can call what they keep inside as art. According to Andy Warhol, 'Art is what you can get away with'. They cannot get away with looking like a garbage dump.

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