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Rietveld Schröder House, Utrecht

The masterpiece by Gerrit Rietveld, highlight of ‘De Stijl’, icon of the city of Utrecht and monument on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is an absolute must.

Utrecht architect Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) built it for Truus Schroder and her three children. This house is the only building ever to have been realized according to the architectonic principles of artistic trend De Stijl. The typical Stijl colours red, blue and yellow, combined with black, white, grey and the relation between interior and exterior and the unity between separate furniture and fixed components in the design are typical. A visit to the meticulously devised Rietveld Schröder House is a true discovery where each part of the house tells its own story.

Mrs. Schröder lived in the house until her death in 1985. The house was restored by Bertus Mulder and now is a museum open for visits. In the year 2000 it was placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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