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Counting World Heritage sites: #83 (Rietveld Schröderhuis)

Rietveld Schröder House is a small family house, built in 1924, that is recognized as one of the icons of the Modern Movement in architecture. It is one of the smallest – if not the smallest – UNESCO World Heritage sites you can see, but it definitely leaves an impression.

Interior photography is not allowed on a visit so I have to refer you to Google Images “rietveld schroder house interior” search results, but the photos do not do the place justice. It is truly a tiny house for the number of people that lived there after its completion, but the usage of space with multi-functional convertible features is simply fascinating and the design is unusual and unconventional in many aspects.

For my own photography, I can only offer a couple of cookie-cutter exterior perspectives.

Rietveld Schröder House, Utrecht, Netherlands


Rietveld Schröder House, Utrecht, Netherlands

Advance reservations are essential for visiting Rietveld Schröderhuis. The audioguide-enabled tour of no more than 12 people at a time lasts about 45 minutes; a museum worker accompanies every scheduled group and demonstrates space conversion procedures at appropriate points in the itinerary. The house is located at the edge of Utrecht central area, with 15-20 minutes of walking required to get to it.