In Sonneveld House, visitors experience what it was like to live in an ultra-modern house in 1933. With the free audio tour you can freely walk through the house and hear how the Sonneveld family lived in their time. For children there is the audio tour, "Staying with Leonard", where the grandson of the family whispers to them all the secrets of the house.
Huis Sonneveld is one of the best-preserved residential houses in the style of Het Nieuwe Bouwen, which roughly translates to: Modern Build . The detached villa from 1933 was designed by architects Brinkman and Van der Vlugt on behalf of Albertus Sonneveld, one of the directors of the Van Nelle factory. The architects designed a total concept in which architecture, interior and furnishings are meticulously coordinated and reinforce each other.
The house is light and spacious, with many balconies and large windows overlooking the greenery of the surrounding garden. Almost all furniture and lamps in the house come from the company Gispen, sometimes made especially for the Sonnevelds. It is precisely this customization that betrays the family's desire for luxury and comfort. As a result, Sonneveld House is not a dogmatic example of functionalism, but a personal living environment.
Photo: Huis Sonneveld - Fotocredit: Johannes Schwartz