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.

Paviljoen Wilhelminapark (foto: Sonty567, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41166208)

NOTE: This excursion does not include a tour of the interior of the Rietveld Schröder house. This can be visited prior to or after the walking tour. You need to book tickets for a visit in advance via this link. You can also buy tickets for the Ravesteijn house, which is located a bit further down the road. 


1,5 hrs

Number of participants

The number of participants for this tour is at least 10 and has a maximum of 20. You can book extra guides if you exceed this number. Please mention the total number of participants at the application form and we suggest the number of guides needed.


The price of this tours depends on the number of participants and any additional customization. View the full price overview.


For more information on tours and bookings you can reach us by mail: tours@aorta.nu or by phone: +31 (0)30 2321686 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.


You can book a tour by filling out the application form:

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