Architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld [Utrecht 1888-1964] is an icon of the City of Utrecht. His heritage consists of controversial architecture and experiments with furniture and graphical work. During 1919-1931 he was part of the group De Stijl. The Rietveld Schröderhuis is his most famous work and is part of UNESCO world heritage.
During this walking tour you will see predominantly buildings designed by Gerrit Rietveld, such as the Rietveld-Schröder house (1924), the renovated apartment blocks across the street along Erasmuslaan (1931-34) and the chauffeur’s residence (1927).The tour also includes designs of contemporary architects. It is a great opportunity to compare Rietveld’s architecture with that of his contemporaries and to judge the extent of his influence on architecture from later periods.
This tour includes a visit of the building Erasmuslaan 5 by Rietveld.
This excursion does not include a tour of the interior of the Rietveld-Schröder house. The Rietveld-Schröder house can be visited prior to or after the walking tour. We recommend that you book in advance. For reservations call the Central Museum: +31 (0)30 2362362.
This tour is made possible by Aorta Center for Architecture Utrecht and the Central Museum Utrecht.