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Due to tightened coronavirus rules, Het Nieuwe Instituut and Sonneveld House will be closed until at least 9 February. See our online programme

Het Nieuwe Instituut

From Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Sonneveld House

From Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Please note: There is no toilet available in Sonneveld House. You can use the toilets in Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Research Centre

Open from Wednesday to Friday: 11am – 5pm

You can visit the Research Centre by appointment only, and only for the use of the collection. Please make an appointment by email: or read more about the Research Centre.

Due to a large restoration project, archives may be temporarily unavailable for consultation. See this page for updates about current restrictions or contact

Het Nieuwe Café

From Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm


From Wednesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Visit the NAi Booksellers website

Thursday Night Live!

A varied programme about architecture, design and digital culture. With an online or offline activity every week.

Programme at Het Nieuwe Institute: €7.50
Entrance students and Friends of Het Nieuwe Instituut: €3.75


Adults: €14

Children and under 18s: Free
Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut: Free
Students: €7
European Youth Card (CJP): €7
Groups (15 or more): €12 pp
Museumkaart, ICOM/ICAM, BankGiro Loterij VIP-Kaart, Rotterdampas, Rembrandt Card: Free
Museumpark Ticket: Free
Rotterdam Welcome Card: €10.50

Tickets are currently only available online due to the measures against Covid-19.

Read more about the ​reopening on 1 June and our visitor guidelines.


Only for You

After months of living on a digital diet, we want to consider the added value of a physical visit and the specific context that only an exhibition can provide. Every day, a time slot of 30 minutes is available, at the regular ticket price, for a solitary visit. For half an hour, Het Nieuwe Instituut is reserved only for you. Afterwards, we ask you to share your experiences with us. How? Simply by talking about them to staff members. Because what does uniqueness and exclusivity mean for a visitor to Het Nieuwe Instituut?