Address and opening hours
Jongkindstraat 12, Rotterdam.
Closed on New Year's Day, King's Day, Christmas Day
Open on Boxing Day. Open on 24 December and 31 december until 16.00
The Sonneveld House is not accessible for baby wagons and wheelchairs. Please contact Het Nieuwe Instituut for more information: 010-4401200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no toilet available in Sonneveld House. You can use the toilets in Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Entrance fees and tickets
Children and under 18s: free
Friends of Het Nieuwe Instituut: free
European Youth Card (CJP) / students: € 7.00
Rotterdam Welcome Card: € 10.50
Museumkaart, ICOM/ICAM, BankGiro Loterij VIP-KAART, Rotterdampas, Rembrandt Card, Museumpark ticket coupon: free
Book your ticket at the entrance of the house, at the box office in Het Nieuwe Instituut, or online in advance.The ticket of Sonneveld House also provides access to Het Nieuwe Instituut, and vice versa.
A free audio tour is available for all visitors to Sonneveld Museum House. During the tour you can walk through the house at your leisure and experience the modern surroundings in which the Sonneveld family lived. The audiotour is also available online.
The Healthy House is a new audio guide, created in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The tour sheds fresh light on this innovative design by architects Brinkman and Van der Vlugt. Read more about the tour.
In the “Lodging with Leonard” audio tour, children can discover Sonneveld Museum House in a playful manner. Leonard, the grandchild of Mr and Mrs Sonneveld, takes children on a voyage of discovery as he shares with them all the secrets of the house. Children also receive a small suitcase containing items that illustrate Leonard’s story.
Group visits are limited to 15 visitors a group and at least one mentor per 15 students. Students (to 18 years) and mentors have free admission to the house. Please announce your visit in advance to the Service Centre. Information and reservations via 010-4401200 or email@example.com
Huis Sonneveld is a house museum where museum pieces such as precious glassware and works of art form part of the interior. The Nieuwe Instituut has opted not to place these objects in showcases in order not to disrupt the atmosphere in the house and to create as authentic an interior as possible. Instead, the most precious objects are protected with sound alarms that go off when someone gets too close. We ask that you take the vulnerability of the house, interior and objects into account and respect the house rules that serve to maintain and protect them.
- Wearing slippers over your shoes is required.
- Coats and bags must be stored in the lockers or on the coat hook.
- Cabinets and doors may be opened but keep sufficient distance from the works of art and other objects.
- Please do not touch the objects. The slightest contact could result in damage.
- Eating and drinking in the house is not permitted.
- You may take photographs but not with a tripod.
- Phone calls are not permitted.
- Be considerate of other visitors.
- Follow the instructions of the staff.
Please be aware that CCTV is used throughout the house
VR tour for wheelchair users
To take the virtual tour, you simply need to show your entrance ticket, which is also valid for Het Nieuwe Instituut. Visitors who find it difficult to visit the museum on their own can bring a helper with them for free (tickets for helpers are available at the box offices of Sonneveld House and Het Nieuwe Instituut).