Sonneveld is one of the best preserved private houses in the style of the Nieuwe Bouwen. The house was designed in the early 30s of the previous century by the architect office Brinkman and Van der Vlugt famous for the Van Nelle Factory and the Feyenoord stadium. After an intensive period of restoration in March 2001 the Sonneveld House became a museum house run by the Dutch Architecture Institute (NAi), and available for the public.
In Sonneveld House you can experience the original living situation that was very innovative in those days. The audioguide will inform you about the history, the architecture and the interior. A great experience to feel how it was in 1933 to live in a hypermoderne house.
The detached house in the Jongkindstraat was built by order of Albertus Sonneveld, one of the three directors of the acclaimed Van Nelle Factory. Besides the house Brinkman en Van der Vlugt did also design the complete interior. For the furnishing furniture of manufacturer Gispen en stoffen and the firm Metz & Co were used.
With the entrance of the adjacent Nederlands Architectuurinstituut (NAi) you can visit the Sonneveld House.
|Youth till 18 years||free|
|Rotterdam Welcome Card||€ 6,50|
|Museumcard and Rotterdam pass||free|
|Tuesday till Saturday||from 10:00 hour till 17:00 hour|
|Sunday and holidays||from 11:00 hour till 17:00 hour|
|December 25, April 26 and January 1||closed|
tel.: 0031 (0)10 440 1200