- Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, Netherlands
- Working hours*:
Tuesday - Sunday 10am — 5pm
- * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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Another Art Nouveau building is located next to the Villa Dyckzicht and is occupied by the Künsthal Museum. The building was designed in 1988-1989 by the world-famous architect Rem Koolhaas (by the way, also a native of Rotterdam). The Künsthal officially opened its doors on November 1, 1992, and was intended to become the focus of major contemporary art exhibitions. For this, 7 large exhibition halls, an auditorium and a cafe were placed in the building. Each of the exhibition spaces is individual thanks to the selection of building materials and the special atmosphere created inside. The building itself is multifaceted - if as a whole it looks like an ordinary box (as a special logo reminds of) with a narrow tall tower as an accent, then each of the facades looks different during the day. It's like an urban Taj Mahal. And on the roof, you will notice an orange beam, which was left there as if by mistake - but no, this is another architectural accent.
The exhibitions inside the building are constantly updated, you just need to keep up with the program on the museum's website. Here you can see, for example, hyperrealist paintings, an exhibition of fashion photography, or even plunge into virtual reality.
How to get there
By walk: the walk from the central station will take 20 minutes.
From the central station you can take trams: No. 7 (in the direction of Willemsplein) to the Westplein stop, No. 8 (in the direction of Spangen) to the Kievitslaan stop, No. 20 (in the direction of Lombardijen) / No. 23 (in the direction of Beverwaard) / No. 25 (in the direction Carnisselande) to the Leuvehaven stop.
By metro: Eendrachtsplein (lines A, B, C) or Leuvehaven (lines D, E).