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“A big surprise!”
Review of Huis Sonneveld

Huis Sonneveld
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$56.56*
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Private Tour: Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Harbor Cruise
Ranked #18 of 185 things to do in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
United Kingdom
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173 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A big surprise!”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Free entrance when you visit the NIA. This house is a hidden gem and a clear should visit when in Rotterdam

Visited December 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
California
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249 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“A house from the 30's that still looks modern today!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Wow! The architect and the owner that commissioned this house were truly ahead of their time. The style from the exterior to the interior must've seemed curious back in the 30's. Today, it looks just like any modern city home with stylish art deco-like furniture inside but when you realize that it was made way before the 2nd world war, it hits you how visionary these people were. So glad that it survived the attack on Rotterdam in WWII. The tour of the house comes free with the ticket of the NAI museum nearby.

Visited November 2012
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Upstairs downstairs meets the future”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

As part of the ticket to the NAI you can tour around the Sonneveld House, there is no single ticket available and you need to allow at least an hour to look around. There is an audio guide in English which is essential to understand the significance of all the items. You will need to wear provided shoe covers throughout the house.
The house was designed to be ultramodern at a time when people still had servants. It's really interesting to see the mixture of modern ideas with how the servants were integrated into the house.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Snooping in the past....”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

As mentioned before, this is an exceptional opportunity to visit the cutting edge of 1930's modernism: sit in the chairs, open the the clever cupboards and drawers, and imagine how life could have been before the war....

Visited April 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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171 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Perfect example of modernist architecture”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

This 1930's villa designed by modernist architects Brinkman & VanderVlugt has been restored to it original state and is a perfect example of how modernist architects thought about modern housing. They designed everything from tea cups to children's toys.

Visited May 2011
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