Het Nieuwe Instituut

Het Nieuwe Instituut for architecture, design and digital culture presents and represents all the design disciplines in an extensive programme of exhibitions, lectures, debates, workshops, research projects and educational activities. The institute also maintains one of the world’s largest architectural collections: the State Archive for Architecture and Urban Planning. Het Nieuwe Instituut is located in a building designed by the Dutch architect Jo Coenen, situated on the Museumpark in the cultural heart of Rotterdam.

We offer a guide tour of all the exhibitions. It lasts an hour and costs €85.00 for a group of up to fifteen, excluding entry (tickets are available at the reception desk in Het Nieuwe Instituut).

Designing the Surface
Sleep Mode. The Art of the Screensaver
Architecture of Appropriation
The Transylvania Archive

Interested in a particular theme or a specific exhibition? We offer tailor-made guided tours in partnership with Rotterdam UrbanGuides.

You can book a guided tour by sending an email to boekingen@hetnieuweinstiuut.nl or by calling +31 (0)10 440 1200

Sonneveld House

Sonneveld House is adjacent to Het Nieuwe Instituut. This freestanding villa was designed in 1929 by the architectural practice Brinkman & Van der Vlugt for Albertus Sonneveld, one of the directors of the Van Nelle Factory. The house is light and spacious, in keeping with the modernist ideals of the time, with streamlined furniture and large windows offering views of the surrounding garden. Sonneveld House is one of the best-preserved Functionalist houses in the world. During the tour, your guide will talk about the history of the house and will point out interesting details.

A guided tour of Sonneveld House lasts an hour and costs €85.00 for a group of up to fifteen, excluding entry (tickets are available at the reception desk in Het Nieuwe Instituut).

Education

In addition to our standard guided tours, Het Nieuwe Instituut also offers educational guided tours. Visit the Education website (in Dutch) for more information.