Rietveld Schröderhuis

Contact

Address:
Prins Hendriklaan 50 a
3512XC Utrecht
Plan your route
Distance:
({{distance}} {{unit}} from your location)

The Rietveld Schröder House is the architectural highlight of the art movement De Stijl. The house was designed by the Utrecht architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld, commissioned by widow Truus Schröder in 1924. The house is not only designed but also decorated by Gerrit Rietveld (1888 – 1964).

De Stijl
The house is designed according to the principles of De Stijl. Characteristic for De Stijl are the seamless transitions from inside to out, by breaking open the closed walls. The use of primary colours red, blue and yellow (besides white, grey and black) is also part of this art movement.

Truus Schröder was deeply involved in the location and design of the house. She had a clear view on the way she wanted to live. Soberness, for example, was fundamental, as she wanted to live in the active sense and not be lived. This resulted in a large and bright living area which can be partitioned into different spaces using flexible walls.

Through the years, Rietveld did several adjustments to the building, but after the passing of Truus Schöder in 1985, the house was restored and brought back to original state. The Rietveld Schröderhuis consist lots of original furniture by Rietveld. For example the zigzag chair and the famous red-blue chair.

Advanced booking required
Due to limited space, advanced booking is required. You can buy your tickets online. Book your visit here. Tickets to the Rietveld Schröder House also include admission to the Centraal Museum, on the same day.

As of January 6, 2017 the Rietveld Schröder House is open every Friday until 21:00. Reservations are required to visit the Rietveld Schröder House.

Accessibility
Unfortunately the Rietveld Schröder House is not accessible for wheel chairs, prams and strollers.

Opening hours

  • dailyfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • Advanced booking is required. Closed every Monday, Kingsday (27 April), 25 December and 1 January.

Reviews