We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kunsthal Rotterdam

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 10 440 0300
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

The Kunsthal Rotterdam is one of the leading cultural institutions in the...

The Kunsthal Rotterdam is one of the leading cultural institutions in the Netherlands. With over twenty exhibitions a year, the Kunsthal offers a programme that is dynamic and always surprising. The Kunsthal is continuously transforming, and with its regularly changing exhibitions able to offer crossovers between various art disciplines. From modern masters and contemporary art to forgotten cultures, photography, fashion and design. The Kunsthal's exhibition programme gives it its national scope and international allure. In its iconic building designed by Rem Koolhaas, the Kunsthal stands for three core values: art, culture and society. The Kunsthal is not a museum, nor does it wish to be. Not having its own collection gives the Kunsthal absolute freedom, and making optimum use of that freedom is where its strength lies. With a small team, a wide range of exhibitions and activities are realised with a high turnover rate for a diverse audience. This is what makes the Kunsthal different from other institutions in the museum sector.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour: Rotterdam Walking Tour Including Harbor Cruise
More Info
and up
Rotterdam Welcome Card Including 1, 2 or 3 Days Public Transport
More Info
and up
Private Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 376 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
  • 43
    Very good
  • 9
  • 6
  • 3
Visited the hyperrealist exhibition

Still one of Rotterdam's foremost (modern) art exhibition spaces. We visited on a working day and the exhibition was remarkably quiet - so different from for example London... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Karin H
Antwerp, Belgium
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

376 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 111: English reviews
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
13 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They always have new expos whose details are freshly updated on the websites. A must-go for contemporary art + photography fans. Would recommend buying a museum card!

Thank Trang D
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
165 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here a couple of times and there is always a good exhibition whenever I go. This museum often shows work of superb photographers or has an exhibition with a theme. Such as Dinosaurs / James Bond / Fashion. Current exhibitions include the work of Robert Mapplethorpe and paintings that should be categorized under Hyperrealism.

Thank rve17071968
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kunsthal is an interesting place to check out. Not your regular kind of museum and I recommend you do check online what they have on display, as they tend to have more niche displays as well

Thank Peter H
Gothenburg, Sweden
Level Contributor
31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you are the slightest interested in art, old or new, get going for the Kunsthal. its in the very epicentrum of many museums and right now you can see a great exhibition with Superealismus from the 70-is and until today. stunning in all aspects.

Thank matsnilserikande2017
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
223 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Still one of Rotterdam's foremost (modern) art exhibition spaces. We visited on a working day and the exhibition was remarkably quiet - so different from for example London exhibitions... All in all making for a relaxed visit.

Thank Karin H
Breda, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We especially went to see the exhibition "Hyperrealisme" about painted pictures that actually look like photographs. Other exhibitions in this hall didn't really interest is. So visiting this art hall really depends on the exhibition you want to visit. Nice walk from the station to the hall through a lovely park.

Thank Esther076
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

a beautiful museum on a beautiful location (at walking distance to visit other worthy Museum Boijmans). Cool architecture and often cool exhibitions. In recent years, for example, was the acclaimed oeuvre of Peter Lindberg and Jean Paul Gaultier. Right in 'now' and often beautiful presentations.

1 Thank leon b
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
172 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We visited the hyper realists exhibition and enjoyed it. Also Juul Deelders little art works were nice and the whole place is well organised and very pleasant to visit. When in Rotterdam you have to go there. Free for museumkaart holders.

Thank brokgoud
Level Contributor
52 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This museum has a reputation for poor quality exhibitions. Its, mainly temporary and alternative, exhibitions often offers a cheap incoherent collection of things/pieces. It is no match for the near by Boymans Museum (which houses the a variety of classical and modern art and a fine restaurant) or Museum for Architecture.

Thank WimVriend
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A really nice museum! Every time I went I came out really happy, the expositions they offer are always great!!

Thank Gemma F

Travellers who viewed Kunsthal Rotterdam also viewed

Rotterdam, South Holland Province
Rotterdam, South Holland Province
Rotterdam, South Holland Province
Rotterdam, South Holland Province

Been to Kunsthal Rotterdam? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kunsthal Rotterdam staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?