Guided Tour Van Nelle Factory

Explore the great Van Nelle Factory with a private tour of City Rotterdam. Completed in 1931, the Van Nelle Factory became a UNESCO world heritage site in 2014 as the most prominent industrial monument in the Netherlands. 

You could say that the Van Nelle Factory was Rotterdam’s first modern architectural masterpiece. For that reason Le Corbusier called it ‘the most beautiful spectacle of the modern age’. Designed by the functionalist architects Brinkman & Van der Vlugt together with the visionary captain of industry Cees van der Leeuw, this ideal factory is a classic example of the Nieuwe Bouwen Dutch school architecture of the inter-war period. This guided tour is not only ideal for devotees of architecture, but also for lovers of art, design, history and industrial heritage.

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Details Guided Tour Van Nelle Factory

max. 15 persons per guide

1,5 hour

Price per group
€ 135 (private tour)


This is a private tour and with the contact form below you can fill in the time and date you prefer.

The entrance of the complex is € 3 per person; we will arrange this for you.

You can expand the tour with an half an hour if you like.

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Highlights Van Nelle Factory

Accessibility Van Nelle Factory

You can park at the ground of the Van Nelle Factory. The costs are € 3 for 2 hours or € 5 for a part of the day.

You can also park at the ground of the Sparta stadium (a stroll of 2-5 minutes).

The Van Nelle Factory is also accessible by bus 38 from the Rotterdam Central Station.

By bike you can reach the Van Nelle Factory in about 15 minutes from the centre of Rotterdam.

Or opt for a nice stroll from picturesque Delfshaven, about 25 minutes.

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Van Nelle Factory Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
25 November 2022

Thank you very much for organizing this tour. The guides were very good and the students were very happy.

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villet

Van Nelle Factory

Rated 5.0 out of 5
8 April 2022

We enjoyed the visit and the explanations between the two groups. The two groups were complementaries, yours based on history and the other based on architectural principles.We will repeat the experience with another group of students.

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

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