If you are visiting The Netherlands this year and venturing outside of Amsterdam (which I can only highly recommend) you’ll soon find yourself surrounded by blocks in yellow, blue and red. That’s right: we are celebrating 100 years of De Stijl. The Dutch art movement that forever put Dutch design on the map. And while many museums are hosting exhibitions, it’s just as easy to spot De Stijl on the streets of The Netherlands. Here’s where you should go.
In one of the oldest parts of my hometown Utrecht, hidden between ordinary houses, lurks the Rietveld Schröder House, striking in black and white, subtly decorated with primary colours and built from fearless rectangular planes. It is just one of the examples of seeing Dutch art movement De Stijl out in the open. No need to pay an entrance fee.