Rietveld Schröder house

Rietveld Schröder house Utrecht (World Heritage)

Rietveld Schröder house Utrecht (World Heritage)

Utrecht

Going Dutch - in style

Utrecht - In 1924 architect Gerrit Rietveld designed his first house commissioned by the eccentric Truus Schröder-Schräder. Rietveld designed the exterior, interior and the furniture of the building. Only primary colours, white, grey and black were used, following the principles of the minimalist De Stijl (English: The Style) movement. The Rietveld Schröder house is almost ninety years old but is still surprisingly modern - even today!

Flexible design

A novelty is the multi-functional central living area on the first floor. This room can be divided into different spaces using flexible walls. In the evening the bright living room can be transformed into a bedroom with the couch serving as bed.

Location

In 1924 the building site was situated on the outskirts of Utrecht and looked out over the countrysite. Today the building is located in a lovely neighbourhood, a 20 minute walk from the city center of Utrecht.

Truus Schröder

Until his death in 1964, Gerrit Rietveld lived in the house with his wife Truus Schröder. Truus Schröder lived in the building until her death in 1985. Since 2000, the Rietveld House has been a monument on the World Heritage List of the United Nations.

De Stijl: The Style

Gerrit Rietveld was part of the art movement De Stijl , founded in 1917 (including Piet Mondriaan). Rietveld lived from 1888 to 1946 and lived and worked in Utrecht all his life.

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    Adress and visitor information

    Rietveld Schröder house

    Address: Prins Hendriklaan 50
    Postal code and City: 3583 EP  Utrecht
    Region: Utrecht
    Province/Region: Utrecht
    Web: Het Rietveld Schroderhuis

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 1 hours.
    Please check pricing and availability before visiting. Reservation required (can be made trough the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.


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