The area that many Rotterdammers may know as the Museum park, was originally an estate of 56 acres in the middle of the city. The former estate of shipowner Anthony van Hoboken, between the Rochussenstraat and the Westzeedijk, used to be one area in the 19th century, with the Villa Dijkzigt as the family’s home.
Now the Land of Hoboken is a collection of city fragments, from a small villa park to a huge hospital. The museum park houses architectural icons such as the Kunsthal, Sonneveld House and Het Nieuwe Instituut, but also lesser known buildings like the Erasmiaans Gymnasium and the Bilderberg Parkhotel. With the construction of the spectacular Depot, the renovation of the Boijmans museum and the recently opened expansion of the Erasmus hospital, the area is still inconstant development.
Six monumental villas in international modernist style, surrounded by park-like gardens and on a prime location. The villa park is […]
The building that houses Het Nieuwe Instituut was build in 1993 after a design by Jo Coenen. He was granted […]
The public depot of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen will house exhibition spaces, a roof garden with sculptures and a restaurant, […]
In this walking tour you discover the interesting history of the Land of Hoboken and how the current Museum Park […]
The Erasmiaans Gymnasium is one of the oldest schools of The Netherlands and exists since the fourteenth century! Until 1937, […]
Sonneveld House is one of the best-preserved houses in the Dutch Functionalist style. The villa was designed in 1933 by […]
The largest academic hospital of The Netherlands is situated right in the middle of Rotterdam. A new complex that combines […]
The Kunsthal was designed by world famous architect Rem Koolhaas, together with Fuminori Hoshino of the Rotterdam studio OMA (Office […]
The development of the Rijnhaven is hot! Port buildings on the Katendrecht quays are transformed in cultural institutions, homes and restaurants. […]
Besides Architecture Day, 15 June is also the national Day of the Building site. In many cities several building sites […]
Welcome on the new website of the Day of Architecture! Our new website is designed and built by Thomas van […]