The Dutch media capital
Hilversum is Holland’s media captial, almost all national radio- and tv stations are based here. But Hilversum is also famous for its flourishing architecture. Especially the 1920s and 1930s were an architecturally important period. The world-famous town architect W.M. Dudok designed the town hall, school and office buildings, residential areas, ponds, roads and the sports park. The ‘Beeld en Geluid’(Sound and Vision) building is considered to be Hilversum’s most recent architectural highlight. On top of all this Hilversum’s many events, theaters, shops and cinemas contribute to making it a lively city. Just outside the city limits you will find beautiful scenery of great variety: expansive heathlands and the magnificent Spanderswoud (forest) with its many hiking trails and country estates.