To see and to do

Central Museum

The Centraal Museum in Utrecht has a Rietveld collection comprising some 300 objects, making it the largest collection of his work worldwide. Many of the objects were given to the museum by Rietveld himself on the occasion of his first retrospective show. Trained as a furniture maker, Gerrit Rietveld joined De Stijl in 1919 and eventually established himself as an independent architect. He translated the ideals of De Stijl into a spatial idiom that found its ultimate expression in the iconic Rietveld Schröderhuis, currently managed by the Centraal Museum. A beautiful selection of Rietveld's furniture is on permanent display in the house itself, and the whole collection, including Rietveld's archive, is accessible online on the Centraal Museum's website. Read more

Rietveld Pavilion

Built in 1959, the Rietveld Pavilion in Amersfoort is one of architect Gerrit Rietveld's most important later works, recognised as a leading example of functional, Objectivist building in the post-Second World War period. With its spare, almost Spartan features, the Rietveld Pavilion is spatially unlike any other building in the world. Rietveld designed it as an exhibition space to mark the 700th anniversary of the city of Amersfoort, where it was part of a large modernisation programme led by the city's Socialist mayor Hermen Molendijk. For more than fifty years, the Rietveld Pavilion was the city's main centre for modern art, hosting countless Dutch and international exhibitions. Ahead of the 2017 exhibition Beyond The Stijl. Read more

Mondriaanhouse: The world of Piet Mondrian

A museological experience in the transformed Mondriaanhuis. The Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort is the birthplace of Piet Mondrian (1872). During 2016 and 2017, the Mondriaanhuis is undergoing a transformation. Founded in 1994 as a museum of concrete art, It will be transformed into an international museological experience that will take visitors on a journey along numerous places relevant to Mondrian's ideas and work. A visit to the Mondriaanhuis will provide a reintroduction to the singular artist. His iconic work, his quest, his artistic and spiritual development, his friends and his famous studios will be presented during a one-hour exploration. Read more

Rietveld Schröderhuis

The Rietveld Schröderhuis is the architectural highlight of the De Stijl art movement. The house was designed in 1924 by Utrecht architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld for the widow Truus Schröder. It is the only building built entirely according to the architectural principles of De Stijl, and a true Utrecht icon. Signature aspects include the seamless transitions from inside to outside, along with the use of the colours red, blue and yellow in combination with white, grey and black. The result is a large, light living space, which can be divided into different areas using sliding walls. A revolutionary design in which every space tells its own story. Het Rietveld Schröderhuis is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, alongside the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and other sites. Read more

De Stijl activiteiten in regio Utrecht & Amersfoort