Netherlands Institute of Architecture

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The Netherlands Institute of Architecture is a cultural institution in the field of architecture and urban planning, which is responsible for the archives of the history of Dutch architecture and supported by the state.
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  2. Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam, Netherlands
  3. +31104401200
  6. Working hours*:
    Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
  7. * - 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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The new institute is a platform for professionals in their field - lectures and discussions on architecture held here, a huge archive of drawings and special documentation kept. The history of the establishment of the institute began in 1912 when the architectural society decided to put its archive in order. In 1915, the archive transferred to the National Academy in Amsterdam, and until the 1980s there were long discussions about where it would find its permanent home. As a result, the choice fell on Rotterdam. In 1988, a modern building was built here, which is still open to visitors today. The author of this unusual project was Joe Kunen, who also participated in the subsequent restoration.
The museum's collection includes drawings, photographs and models from the collections of Dutch architects. The museum library collects and structures information about Dutch and international architecture, contemporary design. The training centre of the museum is open to any interested person - if you are writing a serious work or even just interested in architecture, then you should come here. I have never used the services of the centre, but it would be interesting. In addition, the site's search portal will allow you to easily navigate through the collection of 1.4 million drawings, 300 thousand photos, 2.5 thousand models and 70 thousand books and magazines.
The museum organizes exhibitions and masterclasses. You can get acquainted with the calendar of events on the official website. The events are mainly dedicated to modern urban architecture.

How to get there
By walk: walking distance from the central station to the museum can be reached in 15 minutes.
By bus:from the central station you can take trams: №7 (in the direction of Willemsplein) to the stop Museumpark, №4 (in the direction of Marconiplein) to the stop Eendrachtsplein. Take bus 44 to the Wytemaweg stop.
By metro: to the Eendrachtsplein stop (lines A, B, C).

Good to know
The museum is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 11 am to 5 pm, on Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm.
The training centre is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
A full ticket costs 10 EUR, 6.50 EUR for students. Admission is free for persons under the age of 18.
The museum is open from 10:00 to 17:30 Het Nieuwe Café and a bookstore.