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Discover Het Nieuwe Instituut’s exhibitions through our team of unravellers and experience experts. Each ‘detour guide’ will show you around from their perspective as a composer, dancer, artist, chef or entrepreneur. Take a Sunday Stroll, book the educational programme Join in Designing the Future, or arrange your own private detour with the guide(s) of your choice.


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Asha Capella

Dutch, English, Papiamentu

Asha is an all-rounder who loves to learn and do new things. As a chef, her passion is cooking. Her favourite things are food, people dancing offbeat and her family.


“If you’re enthusiastic, familiar with a subject and good at communicating it, then you’re a good detour guide.”

Bas van der Kruk

Dutch, English, Portugese

Bas is a performer, writer, artist and creative advisor. He graduated from dance academy in London, and has a Master’s degree in applied ethics. His favourite things are doing rolls across the floor and the colours of Miami. 

“I like to mix different forms of artistic expression to make people look at the world in a slightly different way.”



Florian van Zandwijk

Dutch, English

Fascinated by culture and technology, Florian addresses current trends as a designer in media ranging from text to video essays and social media. His favourite things are train journeys, slow documentaries and his collection of football shirts. 

“If I share my knowledge and ignorance with others, and they with me, it may lead us all to insight, or raise new questions.”



Gilliam Spliethof

Dutch, English

Composer Giliam makes sounds and music for interactive systems such as games, escape rooms, VR and installations. He also makes music for theatre. His favourite things are the three Ps: piano, plants and ping-pong.

“When I can immerse people in something, it makes me happy.”



Martin Snip

Dutch, English

Martin is an actor, performer, presenter, interviewer and teacher. One minute he’s singing in stilettos as his alter ego Stretchmark, the next he’s presenting on RTV Rijnmond, and after that perhaps leading another silent disco. His favourite things are walks without expectations, deep breathing and pumpkin baked in the oven. 

“What I want the audience to experience is that we’re not alone. We’re part of a generation, a current reflection of time and society. You and all your idiosyncratic thoughts are unique, but also a product of your environment, offering space for connection.”



Pia Canales

Dutch, English

Pia is a professional observer of everyday things. Thanks to her hyper-curious attitude, she knows a little too much, and thanks to her background in art, she knows a little bit more. Her favourite things are peanut butter, inter-dimensional aliens, and amateurs. 

“I walk in circles, I only walk in circles, I walk in circles for hours, I keep walking in circles, every circle is different.”



Semm Capella

Dutch, English, Papiamentu

Semm’s company, H&V Agency, helps artists develop and manage their careers. He has also started a brand for rings, pocket squares, silk scarves, and other luxury accessories. His favourite things are music, family and creation. 

“It’s not just a detour, it’s an experience.”



Shahaila Winklaar

Dutch, English

As an artist, lawyer, and tour guide, Shahaila has moved through the Dutch House of Representatives, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Parade and the Mauritshuis. She is curious about people and their stories, vision and motivations. Her favourite things are free-style knitting, in-depth sofa hanging and her e-reader.

“A good questioner shows you a different point of view. An even better questioner starts a conversation.” 




Due to the coronavirus measures, Het Nieuwe Instituut is temporarily closed. You can attend the Sunday Scroll online. 

Sunday Scroll

While Het Nieuwe Instituut is closed due to the coronavirus measures, the detour guides are organising weekly Sunday Scrolls. Every Sunday at 2pm, one of the guides takes participants on a digital detour via Facebook Live. The scroll can be a look at an exhibition, or any other (design) theme, that speaks to the vision or the interests of the guide.

Sunday Stroll

Discover the exhibition(s) of Het Nieuwe Instituut on a casual stroll, every Sunday at 2pm. Every week, a different detour guide will tell you about the exhibition(s) from their own perspective as a creative. Aside from the entrance fee, the strolls are free. There is a maximum of 15 participants. 

Detours through exhibitions

Het Nieuwe Instituut offers detours lasting an hour and costing €85 for a group of up to 15 people, excluding admission.

You can book a detour by mailing or by calling +31 (0)10 440 1200.