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Address: Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 10 440 1200
11:00 - 17:00
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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 26 April 2015
Glossop, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great museum with a selection of exhibitions. One of the current exhibitions is about screen savers which was great and a reminder of the late 90s/early 2000s. As part of your admission you can see a retro architects house, certainly a great representation of the modernism. Good cafe serving a range of options and I was able to get a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This contemporary museum is a place to visit for artists or designers alike while in Rotterdam. It has different levels to explore and has a different range of work with an array of media. Their contemporary gallery space has the best survey of Dutch artwork and really showcases what is being discussed in the art world within Europe and Netherlands.

Thank alonzopanto
Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Interesting museum for new ideas. Some seems strange ,but why not. There is enough space for new ideas.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 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 16 October 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 4 July 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.

Thank ItsAlexEdward
Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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 1 February 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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 11 November 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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