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Address: Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 10 4401200
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As much an art museum as an architecture museum. Well worth visiting and ticket includes entry to sonneveld house nearby.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 26, 2015
Glossop, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Visited during the temporary exhibition on fashion (on for a few months more, with different sub-themes on this topic per month). The displays are very effective - including good infographics on how much wastage of materials there is. The staff throughout were friendly, approachable and informative. My 5 star award goes to the lady on the stand who persuaded me... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

The building looks fabulous, but there is very little to actually see there. When I was there they had an exhibition on the history of glass, and a weird artistic feature about machines taking over the world. The main reason I went to the Nieuwe Instituut was because entrance to the Art Deco Sonneveld House was included, and that was... More 

Thank MikeP9111
Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

There were three exhibitions on when I visited. All were of a poor standard. The place was not engaging and generally kind of flat. The building itself is quite lovely and had a really delicious (expensive) coffee out on the veranda. Go Kunstahal or Boijmans instead.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

As much an art museum as an architecture museum. Well worth visiting and ticket includes entry to sonneveld house nearby.

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Melbourne, AU
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you are looking for serious architecture exhibitions, you will find them here. Plenty of comprehensive documentation and detail, not just attractive photos. The bookshop offers a very broad and interesting selection, not just the usual selection. The cafe is the main disappointment- not the food but the frustratingly bad service- don't plan a meal break as they seem to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2014

i've been there over the last weekend, to see the structuralism exhibition - the space is really well though "dutch style" - it's a perfect spot for a city tour stop, have one of the amazing paninis and a coffee - the book shop is the next stop after that

Thank Frederico M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

Het nieuwe instituut is one of my favorite spots in Rotterdam. A couple days a week I study here in the library. If you visit Rotterdam this is a really nice place to go on an afternoon. When it's colt and rainy you can wander around and watch one of the nice architectural exhibitions or have a look in the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We visited and were a little underwhelmed with the exhibition. The architecture display was excellent with lots of models of buildings in and around the Netherlands. If you are interested in the design process of buildings then this is the place for you. We were told to visit the exhibit downstairs - but it was awful. Hardly worth going down.... More 

Thank Jamie A
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

A very fitting museum for Rotterdam, a city which excels at creating friendly, open, modernist spaces and architecture. The experience depends a lot on the specific exhibitions you see, and all of them are temporary, as far as I could tell - so check in advance what is ongoing. My girlfriend and I enjoyed "Designing scarcity"; it presented some cool... More 

1 Thank matei_ionita
Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

Total waste of time and money careless staff and no Exhibition at all. Be carefull ask to the counter what is the exhibition since you can notice that advertised exhibition does not exist during your tour between the floors. No guidance just school children activities around and no signage about the exhibitions since there is no exhibition. May be some... More 

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