The Rietveld-Schröder House in Utrecht is the best-known building designed by the Dutch architect and furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld. It is often described as the only building that fully reflects the ambitions of the art movement “De Stijl”.  The Rietveld-Schröder House is a Dutch national monument and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000. The house is open to visitors. Reservations can be made online through the Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

Visit to the house

Your visit to the Rietveld-Schröder House in Utrecht takes place with an audio tour that starts every hour. The audio tour is available in Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin. Small groups of 12 persons go from the adjacent information center to the house with a guide that shows how the partition walls were used. Later on, visitors can explore the house at their own pace. The visit to the house takes approximately 45 minutes.

The Rietveld-Schröder House as a monument and museum

The Rietveld-Schröder House was not declared a National Monument in 1976, but only after Truus Schröder’s death did Bertus Mulder restore the house to its original state of the mid-1920s. The house is currently furnished and decorated as it should have been when it was 1925.

All built-in furniture and correct colors have been used. Rietveld designed the Zigzag chair in the kitchen specifically for this house. Only two bookshelves in the girls’ room are later additions that Schröder ordered through an American catalog.