In the Museumpark in Rotterdam, you will find Kunsthal, a beautiful exhibition space where you can see various, very diverse exhibitions. Both the unique building and green surroundings are already worth a visit. Lovers of architecture from all over Europe come to see this building. The architectural company, Office for Metropolitan Architecture did the design of Kunsthal. Rem Koolhaas was in charge of this project.
There are seven rooms in the building. Every year more than twenty exhibitions are organized. The exhibits vary from contemporary art to old masters, from photography to fashion and design.
The KunstHalLAB is a space where workshops and other activities take place. Children and families can make art themselves. The exercises have different themes, and the materials used are related to what the exhibitions have to offer at that time. On family days there are special activities such as cooking, drawing and crafts, but also various performances.
There is a separate large hall for special events. In this hall, ‘palace of festivals’, performances, meetings, lectures and various events take place. For a cup of coffee, a tasty lunch or a sweet drink you can visit the Kunsthalcafé with its spacious terrace.
In the Museumpark there are even more museums worth visiting. The Natural History Museum is also called a Death Fun Museum because of the many different dead animals you can see there. These range from insects to fossils and a skeleton of a sperm whale. The Boijmans van Beuningen museum is closed for the time being because of a large-scale renovation. The new Boijmans van Beuningen depot, with huge mirrors on the outside, will open in 2020. The New Institute is also worth a visit if you like Digital Culture and Design. In 1932, a director of the Van Nelle Factory had a new house designed in the architectural style Het Nieuwe Bouwen. House Sonneveld is very well preserved and is open for visitors. These museums are within walking distance of each other. If you are thirsty from walking through the museums, then the Witte de Withstraat is also nearby. Five minutes walk from the Kunsthal are cosy cafes and terraces.