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Kunsthal Rotterdam

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Address: Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 10 440 0300
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Designing 007

The building itself is a nice piece of modern architecture. Went to visit the designing 007 exhibition which was really good. Even for not James Bond fans you can spend quite a... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2014
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 17, 2014

The building itself is a nice piece of modern architecture. Went to visit the designing 007 exhibition which was really good. Even for not James Bond fans you can spend quite a nice afternoon in the museum.

Thank iWiebe
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2014

i've just been there, for the james bond exhibition. the bar and coffee shop are a perfect shelter from a rainy day, with warm and tasty meals - the museum is a modern piece of architecture by OMA, the local and internationally renowned practice.

Thank Frederico M
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed December 4, 2014

Has often changing exhibitions (currently a decent James Bond one and some crap..) and has NO house collections or exhibit so you never see the same things here. Mostly they have quite a commercial exhibit (they used to be not state funded so they need to draw a crowd) Expect your visit to be rather short for Dutch museum and... More 

Thank Y-von-der-Ecke
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Kunsthal is a modern museum with changing exhibitions. This time we went to see the James Bond exhibition. As real James Bond fans we spent there an afternoon with memorable moments. We had a great time. The Kunsthal is a great bilding to see.

Thank PegazusA
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Reviewed November 24, 2014

We were lucky to be there during an exhibition about 50 Years of James Bond Movies. Check out the man on the rooftop...

Thank BecharaYen
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went with a discount from Spoor, which made the visit very affordable. I wanted to see the James Bond exhibit because I'm a fan of movies, but they way it was set up made it interesting for my wife (not really into Bond movies) as well. There were some very famous and recognisable pieces from the movies, mainly props... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 21, 2014

I am not a museum kind of guy but this exhibition about the spy of the centuries is really worth full to see. It is a spacious setup to get an idea of the author, actors and a look behind the scenes of making James Bond movies. Nice exposure of the gadgets and beautiful clothing's of the actors. We were... More 

Thank Enjoy1962
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Who for? Want to find out what's happening, how we're all gonna drown or what. That great Kunsthal offers a good 18 hours read in all five halls. Urban by Nature. Went outside, enjoyed the park.

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

I was really disappointed after visiting Kunsthal. Compared to every art museum I have visited in Netherlands, this was really poor. They had exhibition on shoes, which in my opinion has nothing to do with art. Mostly there were women looking at pretty shoes, nothing special or artistic about that. The Marimekko exhibition on the other hand was a bit... More 

Thank kirsikatriina
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

They had a great exhibition on Marimekko when I went which was so colourful and bright and fantastic. Otherwise I went there to see the architecture which is a must if you're interested in this field. The portrait of Rem Koolhaas (in a Chairman Mao-style) in the ramp corridor gave me a chuckle.

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