Rietveld and Contemporaries

Wilhelmina Park and the streets surrounding it feature many remarkable buildings. During this walking tour you will visit 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, for example S. Ravesteyn’s private residence (1934) and the park pavilion. This pavilion belongs to the Amsterdam School but has a very romantic, rural feel to it. Around the park several other examples of the Amsterdam School can be seen, as well as a row of recent, very modern villas, amongst which the Dubble house (MVRDV/Mastenbroek). 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.

NOTE: 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. You need to book tickets for a visit in advance at the Central Museum: www.centraalmuseum.nl tel.nr. 030-2362362.


Duration
1,5 hrs

Number of participants
The maximum number of participants for a walking tour is 20. You can easily book one of more extra tours for extra participants. Please mention the total number of participants at the application form and we define the number of guides needed.

Costs
€ 160,- (including 21% vat).

Bookings
You can book a tour through filling in the application form:

application form

Contact
For more information on tours and bookings you can reach us on Mondays from 10 to 13 hrs  and on Thursdays from 10 to 17 hrs. You can reach us by mail: aorta@aorta.nu, or by phone: +31 (0)30 2321686.