Het Nieuwe Instituut
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Het Nieuwe Instituut brings architecture, design and e-culture together. Het Nieuwe Instituut (former Netherlands Architecture institute NAi, Premsela and Virtueel Platform) is housed in an impressive building designed by Jo Coenen and located on the edge of the Museum Park in the centre of Rotterdam.
Het Nieuwe Instituut has one of the largest architecture collection in the world with drawings, sketches, models, photographs, books, magazines and more. Het Nieuwe Instituut offers educational programmes and has a library, study room, specialised bookshop and lovely museum café.
The institute’s most prominent piece, Huis Zonneveld, is a museum house that was designed as an ultra-modern home in 1933, full of light, space and a surprising amount of colour. Created by architectural firm Brinkman & Van der Vlucht, the house is one of the best-preserved examples of the New Movement. With modern tube-framed furniture and many high-tech devices, the interior shows visitors what it was like to live in an ultra-modern home in 1933.
* 35% discount on admission fee with the Rotterdam Welcome Card *
Things to do
Treasury / NAI, part of The New Institute
In this permanent exhibition, you can admire 100 highlights from the vast NAI collection. Works on display include famous designs by the icons of Dutch architectural history.
Tracking Traces - Museumpark Enlarged / NAI, part of The New Institute
Prospects for the Museumpark.
Wood / NAI, part of The New Institute
The cyclical nature of materials, sites and ideas.
Things to doBrancusi, Rosso and Man Ray - Framing Sculpture / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Things to do/ Chabot Museum
Places to goMaritiem Museum Rotterdam
Places to goMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Things to doHotel Rotterdam, Wake up in Architecture / Wake up in it
Places to goNederlands Fotomuseum