Visit the Van Nelle Factories with Chabot

Along the bank of the river Schie lies a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage site: the Van Nelle Factory. The unique building from 1931 is considered to be the symbol of Dutch modernism. The factory is world famous for its progressive design, in which air, light and space gained an entirely new role in architecture. It is without a doubt one of the most extraordinary buildings in town. Even Le Corbusier called it “the most beautiful spectacle of the modern age”.

Visit the Van Nelle Factory – UNESCO world heritage site since June 2014 – with an experienced guide from the wonderful Urban Guides. Devotees of architecture, art and industrial heritage will thoroughly enjoy themselves with this tour celebrating Rotterdam’ Modernism.

In the guided tour in the Van Nelle Factory the architecture, production process and the transformation of the factory will come to life. With an experienced Van Nelle-guide you’ll experience the building from inside out and discover why this groundbreaking design was of great architectural importance. After this, you can travel back to the Chabot Museum in the Museumpark on the shuttle bus.

Saturdays and Sundays

€ 21,50 / € 17,50 / € 15,-

Including free use of shuttle bus Museumpark – Van Nelle – Museumpark

Please choose

Guided tour Van Nelle Factory – English 

if you do not understand Dutch


Would you like to know even more about the Van Nelle Factories? Dr. Marieke Kuipers wrote a concise guide (in English), which can be bought at the Chabot Museum for € 14,95.


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