© Peter Struyken



Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam
+31 10 4401358

Opening hours:

Tue - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 11 am - 5 pm
Holidays: 11 am - 5 pm

Closed on:
January 1
April 30
December 25

For NAi's current exhibition agenda, click here


  • Part of The New Institute
  • Great starting point for architecture trips
  • One of the largest collection of architecture in the world
  • Located in the Museum Park
  • Remarkable building in Rotterdam

Holland’s largest collection of architecture archives

The Netherlands’ Architecture Institute (NAi), part of the New Institute, is more than just a museum of Dutch architecture. Above all it is a cultural institute which annually presents more than twenty exhibitions on architecture, urban design, interior design and landscape architecture.

The NAi consists of a museum, an archive, and a library and aims to inform, inspire, stimulate and involve professionals and the general public in architecture.

The incredible archive has eighteen kilometres of shelves with drawings, sketches, models, photographs, books, journals and other materials. The important architecture archives include collections and works of virtually every prominent Dutch architect since 1800, such as famous architects P.J.H. Cuypers, Hendrik Berlage and Gerrit Rietveld.

The NAi’s remarkable building is situated at the edge of the Museum Park in the centre of Rotterdam and was designed by Dutch architect Jo Coenen. In this harmonious composition of colours and materials, the reddish-brown of the brick, the transparent gleam of glass and the silvery shine of metals lends each of the units a character of its own.

Discover the many designs made by Dutch and international architects at the NAi, a remarkable building where one is sure to get informed, inspired and stimulated.