Lively Mediacity in the midst of nature
Hilversum is known as the media capital of The Netherlands, because almost all national radio- and tv stations are based here. Furthermore the city is famous for its flourishing architecture. Especially the 1920s and 1930s were an important period for the architecture of Hilversum. "Starchitect" W.M. Dudok designed a wealth of public buildings, such as the town hall of Hilversum, several schools and office buildings, residential areas, ponds, roads and the cities sports park. The building of the Institute for Sound & Vision (Beeld & Geluid in Dutch) is considered to be Hilversum’s modern architectural highlight.
Hilversum’s many events, theatres, shops and cinemas contribute to really making it the lively city that it is. And just outside the city limits you will find a great variety of nature: expansive unique heathlands and the magnificent Spanderswoud (forest). Many hiking and biking trails span these protected nature reserves, so there is no better way to explore all Hilversum and its surroundings has to offer.