The medieval city of Amersfoort harbors a treasure trove of monuments, alleys and canals. In 1872, this is where Piet Mondrian was born. His impact and that of other De Stijl members can still be felt in Amersfoort today. Discover special places such as the house where Mondrian was born (which is a beautiful museum these days) and the Rietveld Pavilion.
- Visit the city in which Mondrian was born.
- Visit the Mondrian House, a fantastic museum dedicated to his life and work.
- Admire the Rietveld Pavilion, one of Gerrit Rietveld’s most important works.
Mondrian was born on the Kortegracht in Amersfoort. Today, the house of his birth has turned into the Mondrian House. Immerse yourself in Mondrian’s life and works and see inside the head of the extraordinary artist. The permanent collection embraces geometric-abstract art, constructive concrete art, and several works from Mondrian’s early years.
The World of Piet Mondrian
In the exhibition The World of Piet Mondrian, you are invited to travel through Mondrian’s life: from Amersfoort to Winterswijk, from Amsterdam via Paris to London, and eventually on to New York. Stroll through a replica of the Parisian workshop where his lived and worked from 1921 to 1936, get inside his head with the most advanced audiovisual techniques, and conclude your visit in the DIY workshop, where everyone inspired by Mondrian is invited to create their own work of art.
Address: Kortegracht 11, Amersfoort
Mondrian is not the only one to have left a trail in Amersfoort. The work of Gerrit Rietveld, the world-famous artist, architect and De Stijl member, can still be found here as well. When you visit Amersfoort, do not miss out on the Rietveld Pavilion, one of his most important works.
Rietveld designed the building for the occasion of Amersfoort’s seven hundredth anniversary. Today, the Pavilion is the modern art center of Amersfoort. Visit one of the temporary exhibitions that are organized here on a regular basis.
Address: Zonnehof 8, Amersfoort
Want to go for a bike ride? De Stijl cities Amersfoort and Utrecht are linked through a 20 kilometer bicycle route: Mondrian Meets Rietveld. The internationally renowned artist Boris Tellegen developed ten sculptures inspired by De Stijl, which you will see along the way.