At Huis Sonneveld, visitors can experience what it was like to live in an ultramodern house in 1933. With the free audio tour, visitors can walk through the house and hear how the Sonneveld family lived in their time. For children, there is the audio tour ‘Logeren bij Leonard’ (Staying with Leonard), in which the grandson of the family whispers all the secrets of the house to them.
Best Preserved Houses
Sonneveld House is one of the best-preserved houses in the Nieuwe Bouwen style, the Dutch branch of the International School of Modernism. The detached villa from 1933 was designed by the Brinkman and Van der Vlugt firm of architects and commissioned by Albertus Sonneveld, one of the directors of the Van Nelle Factory. The architects designed a total concept in which architecture, interior and furnishings are meticulously coordinated and enhance each other.
The house is light and spacious, with many balconies and large windows overlooking the greenery of the surrounding garden. Almost all furniture and lamps in the house are from the Gispen firm, some of them made especially for the Sonnevelds. This customisation reveals the family’s penchant for luxury and comfort. As a result, the Sonneveld House is not just an example of functionalism, but a personal living environment.
You can visit the house with a group of up to 15 people.
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