Le Corbusier: “the most beautiful spectacle of the modern era”
This unique factory built in 1931, is the monument of Dutch modernism. Renown around the globe for its progressive design, that gives new meaning to air, light and space in architecture. In 2014, UNESCO completed the international recognition of this grandiose building by awarding it the World Heritage status.
UrbanGuides is proud to have been providing the tours for this ‘glass palace’ for many years. With an experienced Van Nelle guide, you’ll walk through and around the factory, which’ll give you understanding as to why this groundbreaking design has such international significance.
In 60 minutes, Van Nelle’s architecture and history, the production and the transformation of a plant to a new future are all covered.
Your tour ticket is also valid for the expo ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’ on the 7th floor of the Van Nelle.
Tours: Saturday – Sunday 12:00 and 14.00.
Groups from 10 persons or if you would like a personal guide, click here.
For information about the directions of The Van Nelle Factory, click here.
It is possible to park at grounds of the Van Nelle Factory. You can buy your exit ticket at the visitor’s centre at the 7th floor of the Tobacco Building. (2 hours €3,- / half a day €5,- / full day €10,-). It is also possible to park for free at the nearby Sparta stadium (on a 2 to 5 minutes walking distance).
We strongly advise to buy tickets in advance. There is a maximum capacity of 20 persons per tour.