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Netherlands Institute of Sound and Image, Netherlands

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In Hilversum has placed the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. It became known for the world thanks to its unusual design. The Institute’s façade is decorated with colourful glass panels that with the photodiode lights look wonderful. This building was projected by architects from Neutelings Riedijk studio. On the surface, it may resemble a huge TV screen.

The project of this bright façade was made by an artist Jaap Drupsteen. He decided to devote this building to the history of Dutch television. Every glass panel on the façade is a washed-out photo where is depicted one or another important moment from the history of television. All photos were thoroughly chosen by the artist. He matched them on the façade by colour. The main part of the building is a warehouse of the audio-visual depository that is one of the largest in Europe.

In the great beautiful building has also placed offices and conference halls. The last floor is used by the Museum of Mass Media, which is open for all guests of the city. The 54th meters façade was decorated within three years. The façade has 2 100 vivid panels. Inside the building has a lot of unusual glass elements. The building has marvellous glass staircases, glass partitions that separated large area. At night Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision looks amazing. Next - Chapel La Estancia

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Rabobank Hilversum-vecht En Plassen' located in 0.2 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'FleetAdvies' is located in 0.84 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Benzinex' in 0.29 km
Supermarket: 'Say Market' in 0.77 km
Parking: 'Parkeergarage Beeld en Geluid' in 0 km
Apotheek: 'Apotheek Stephenson B.V.' in 0.34 km
Police station: 'Politie Laren' in 4.56 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'HUB Hilversum Beachclub' in 0.2 km
Railway station: 'Hilversum Media Park' in 0.29 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Soesterberg Airport UTC - in 13 km
 »  Schiphol Airport AMS - in 29 km
 »  Lelystad Airport LEY - in 34 km
 »  Valkenburg Airport LID - in 52 km
 »  Rotterdam Airport RTM - in 59 km
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Hebly Hide Away

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31 Steps

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Van der Valk Hotel Hilversum/ De Witte Bergen

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Top destination around Netherlands Institute of Sound and Image - Hilversum

The town named Hilversum is located in the heathery Het Gooi hills on the east of North Holland. This is one of the twelve provinces of the Netherlands. This town is also a radio and a television broadcasting center. Here is headquartered International Netherlands Radio. The town is situated on the railway line that connects Amsterdam with Schiphol Airport and further, with Amersfoort. There are three railway platforms on the territory of the town - Hilversum Centraal, Hilversum Noord, and Hilversum Sportpark. The intersection of central highways is also located nearby.

You will also find a port (lake) and an airport southwest to Hilversum. Calm rhythm of life of this place and its original nature traditionally attract tourists. Businesses are also not rare visitors of the town. To their service are five cozy hotels, including two four-star and three three-star ones. Amazing comfort and excellent service, as well as presence of landscaped area with golf courses, tennis courts, and more will make your stay in this place truly unforgettable. After resting in Hilversum, you will surely understand how nice a quiet holiday in Northern Europe can be…
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