Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek
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The Van Nelle Fabriek (Factory) is an imposing building with international appeal. It is of inestimable cultural and historical value, having the status of a nationally protected monument and being included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. From the outside the building is monumental, but inside it is innovative and modern. It was designed around the concepts of light, air and space, inspired by the 'new building' philosophy of the past.
For many years these buildings were factories producing coffee, tea and tobacco. In the mid 1990s the factories were closed, and renovation work started in 1998. Nowadays they house inspiring offices and business workspaces.
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee awarded the Van Nelle Factory (Van Nellefabriek) in Rotterdam World Heritage status on 21 June 2014. This is a worldwide acknowledgement of the unique and universal value of the former coffee, tea and tobacco factory.
Designed by J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt (1925 - 1931)
Things to do
MUST / Van Nelle Fabriek
Party hard and enjoy the extravagant entertainment in an inspiring industrial ambiance. Line-up includes Sander Kleinenberg en Daddy’s Groove.
Art Rotterdam / Van Nelle Fabriek
Art Rotterdam is an art fair and an excellent venue for discovering rising stars and tracking the latest trends in visual art. 70 international galleries present their most provocative artists.
Places to goGroothandelsgebouw