The Museumpark is famous for its iconic cultural buildings, such as the Kunsthal and Boijmans Depot. Originally, however, it was a private estate, belonging to a rich merchant family. In the early 1990s, the city decided to transform the park into a cultural cluster along the lines of the Museum Embankment in Frankfurt. At one end stands Het Nieuwe Instituut, at the other OMA’s famous Kunsthal. The latest highlight is the bowl-shaped, completely mirrored show depot of the Boijmans Museum designed by MVRDV.
This tour starts in Scheepvaartkwartier, where harbour barons and industrialists built their homes in the 19th century. Among the stately villas you’ll discover some unexpectedly modern buildings . We’ll continue to Museumpark and find out about its landscape design and the museum buildings. The tour ends at the mirrored bowl of the Boijmans Depot.
Scheepvaartkwartier and Veerhaven
Museumpark (OMA und Yves Brunier, 1992)
Kunsthal (OMA, 1992)
Het Nieuwe Instituut / former Dutch Architecture Institute (Jo Coenen, 1993)
Huis Sonneveld (Brinkman en Van der Vlugt, 1931)
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (A. van der Steur, 1935)
Depot of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (MVRDV, 2021)