Hilversum is known as the city of media because almost all national RTV-broadcasts originate in this city. Take a tour of the Mediapark, sit in the audience during a big TV show in Studio 22 or test your skills as a news anchor. Also known as the ‘city of mansions’ and the ‘city of gardens’, thanks to the abundance of grand houses, gardens and parks, Hilversum is truly a beautiful place to visit.
Where to Stay in Hilversum
Find out about Dutch television show production on the Hillywood tour. Take a peek behind the scenes at big TV shows. Who knows, you might even run into a famous Dutch actor or actress, such as Carice van Houten (Melisandre from Game of Thrones).
Another popular attraction is Beeld en Geluid (Visuals and Sound), where they keep over 700,000 hours of audio and video. Watch a news broadcast from decades ago, read the news from an autocue and test your skills as a football commentator.
Hilversum’s City Centre
The city centre of Hilversum is compact and is a great place to go shopping. Take a walk through the Gooische Brink or the mall, Hilvertshof. The more upmarket shops can be found in the Havenstraat.
Hilversum has plenty of architectural gems. Check out grand constructions like the city hall,designed by famed architect Willem Dudok.
Choosing Your Perfect Hotel
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