Museumpark: the creative hub of Rotterdam
For a long time, the Kunsthal was the new eyecatcher among the many cultural institutions at the Museumpark. But since the beginning of 2022, the collection building of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen overtook its spotlight. With this hypermodern building, the city not only has a new architectural highlight, but the building also adds a layer in how art and culture are displayed to its public.
The Museumpark has always been an interesting case in offering a diversity of cultural institutions in exceptional architectural buildings. Ranging from The Natural History Museum, which is housed in the old villa Dijkzicht to Museum Boijmans van Beuningen’s international art collection in its pre-war museum building. The national archive for architecture, and the 3300m2 exhibition space, the Kunsthal by Rem Koolhaas. A modern villa park borders the museum park, with a hypermodern house museum from the 1930s, a rosarium, a sculpture garden and an event terrain.