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Het Nieuwe Instituut

Tuesday and Wednesday 11.00 - 17.00
Thursday 11.00 - 21.00
Friday and Saturday 11.00 - 17.00
Sunday and National holidays 11.00 - 17.00

Closed on Mondays, New Year's Day, King's Day, Christmas Day.

Sonneveld House

Tuesday and Wednesday 11.00 - 17.00

Closed on Mondays, New Year's Day, King's Day, Christmas Day

Study Centre

Tuesday - Friday 10.00 – 17.00

Closed from 25 December until 1 January 2020.

Please note: Due to a large restoration project, parts of the collection may be temporarily unavailable for consultation. On this page we will keep you updated about the restrictions. If you have questions about the availabilty of materials, please contact the Study Centre via

Het Nieuwe Café

Tuesday - Saturday 10.00 - 17.30
Thursday 10.00 until 23.00
Sunday and national holidays 11.00 - 17.30

Closed on 25 December and 1 January

Please note: Het Nieuwe Café will be closed until 14.00 on Tuesday 11 and Thursday 14 November 2019 for a private event.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 21.00
Sunday 11.00 - 17.00

Visit the NAi Booksellers website.

Thursday Night Live!

Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture.

Every Thursday from 17.00 to 21.00 hours
Programme € 7,50
Programme students and Friends of Het Nieuwe Instituut € 3,75
Thursday Bite (without programme) 
€ 7,70

Entrance fees

Adults: € 14.00
Children and under 18s: free
Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut: free
European Youth Card (CJP) / students:  € 7.00
Groups of 15 persons or more: € 12.00
Museumkaart, ICOM/ICAM, BankGiro Loterij VIP-KAART, Rotterdampas, Rembrandt Card: free
Museumpark ticket coupon: free.
Rotterdam Welcome Card: € 10.50

Combi-ticket Sonneveld House and Chabot Museum € 12.50 (no access to Het Nieuwe Instituut). Only available online.


On Thursday Nights from 17.00 - 21.00 hours, you can visit the exhibitions in Het Nieuwe Instituut free of charge.

The Study Centre is open to any visitor to Het Nieuwe Instituut.

A ticket of Het Nieuwe Instituut also provides access to Sonneveld House and vice versa.