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At Het Nieuwe Instituut, it’s all about architecture, design and digital culture. Here, children, young people and their families discover how everything around them is designed. Het Nieuwe Instituut is free for children and young people up to 18 years old.


FamilyFest (age 4 to 12)

Every school holiday (excepting the summer holidays) Het Nieuwe Instituut organises a FamilyFest. A day of fun activities for the whole family around a central theme. The most recent FamilyFest took place on 6 May. In this home edition, designers entered the living room online. The next FamilyFest will take place in the autumn.

The Hoodie: Online Tour

Discover the exhibition The Hoodie through an online tour, made especially for you by Het Nieuwe Instituut’s ‘detour guides’. Watch it together or alone, and join in the assignments!


Long live the future!

Imagine that one morning you wake up and find yourself five hundred years in the future. What do you see when you look around? What beings are moving through that environment? In the installation Long live the future! families design the world in the year 2520. Everything is possible when you're designing for the future!

Sonneveld House

Staying with Leonard (age 6 +)

In this children’s audio tour, Leonard, the grandson of Mr and Mrs Sonneveld, takes us on a tour of discovery through his grandparents’ house (they had the house specially designed and built for their family in 1933). With the help of Leonard’s suitcase, children discover the special role that design plays in the house. They learn all the secrets of the house and find out more than their parents!

Sonneveld House is free for children up to the age of 18. School groups can book a detour, and there are also special detours for adults in Sonneveld House.



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Maureen Mooren & Rudy Guedj
Rudy Guedj
Jan Bijster
Laure van den Hout
Concrete Blossom
Eric Roelen & Rudy Guedj

In compiling the education programme, we draw on the rich range of knowledge and information arising from the various research programmes, exhibition projects and related activities of the institute.