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Sonneveld House

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Address: Museumpark 25, 3015 CG Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31(0)10-4401200
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Must-see for Every Architecture Fan.

Sonneveld House is a prime example of Dutch prewar architecture and it kind of draws comparisons to other modernist gems such as Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic or Villa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Matúš B
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sonneveld House is a prime example of Dutch prewar architecture and it kind of draws comparisons to other modernist gems such as Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech Republic or Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan, Italy. Built in 1933 for a family of Mr Sonneveld, the director of equally spectacular Van Nelle factory. You can freely walk around the house, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We nearly didn't go here but we really enjoyed seeing through the house. It cost 10 euros each which included the audio guide and apparently entry to the architectural museum, but we didn't have time. The Audio guide was great as was the subtitled film in the oh so modern under the house garage. Thus was ultra modern minimalist cutting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A modernist interior with colour, style and comfort. Most of the original furnishings are here and are quite wonderful. Amazing how much modern tech is anticipated e.g. speakers throughout the home connected to one turntable, in home telephone intercom and more.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The Sonneveld house was a true joy to visit. Located near the other large museums of Rotterdam, this white villa is a wonderful example of a Dutch architecture style that is almost erased from our cultural conciousness. Everything in the house is designed with a grand unifying idea in mind. The audio-tour that guides you around all the rooms, offers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

The Sonneveld house was built and decorated with only one thing in mind: mind the future. Built in de early 1930s, the house provides a fascinating insight in the state of affairs back then and both the permanent and perishable nature of views on the future. Very much recommended and make sure to to the (free) audiotour!

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This is a hidden gem! Loved it. Great audio tour, providing sound background information about the architecture, furniture et al of Huise Sonneveld, including some background information about the lives and mores of the owners. Great space and place. Even the central heaters are painted in the colour of the rooms, i.e. red in the kitchen, yellow in the yellow... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

A 30's villa in the style known as functionalism. The home is fully kitted out in (for the most part) the same original furniture and floorings it had at its inception in the 1930's and shows a completely different way of living for removed from anything else that was built in this era. It is high tech (at least for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Well worth a visit, just a few minutes walk from the Boymans and Architecture museums. It is a wonderful and authentic interior from the time of original Gipsen furniture, very well designed and thought through, even featuring an in-house intercom system.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is one of the best art deco houses I have ever seen. It is in almost original condition, and is one of the few pre-war buildings still standing in Rotterdam. The furniture is nearly all original, and gives a realistic impression of daily life in this era.Some rooms are very stylish, while the bedrooms are surprisingly spartan. Definitely worth... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This annex of Museum Boymans Van Beuningen shows Dutch modern living in the thirties. This is the start of Dutch Design. Don't miss it.

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