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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.

Children’s Party: 3D Printing

Everything around us – big or small, indoors or out – has been designed. During a visit to Sonneveld House, the museum house next door to Het Nieuwe Instituut, children can experience how every part of this once ultra-modern house has been thought through and designed. Armed with this information, they can then get to work with a 3D print pen. They can use it to design their own house of the future, a new version of a vase or chair from Sonneveld House, or come up with a new and indispensable object.


Please reserve in advance

Age: 8 to 12 years 

Number: minimum 9 and maximum 15 children

Cost: €125,-

Times: any time during opening hours

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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!


Make a Move

Plastic soup, bullies and melting polar caps: there’s plenty to protest about! In the installation Make a Move, you can design an outfit that clearly expresses your message. Then watch your design come alive on the big screen, where it imitates the wildest movements!


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

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.