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Sightseeing in Hilversum - what to see. Complete travel guide

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…
In the city, there are a lot of interesting historical constructions. The buildings of the old railway stations deserve a special attention. The main city station is called Barn. It was founded in 1874. Since its founding, the station has been considered to be special. Already at the end of the 19th century, it was regularly used by the representatives of the royal family. Not far from the station is one of the royal palaces located. So, there is a special royal waiting room equipped for privileged individuals. The building of the old station has an immense architectural value. Copyright
Another beautiful and impressive construction is the Soest Station located in the immediate surroundings of the city. This railway station was built in 1898. Since its construction, the station has remained almost unchangeable. Its visitors can admire the fascinating building with a tiled roof of brick. The station has managed to partially preserve its original interior. Near the station, there is a beautiful old park. It is interesting to walk here in any season.
Station Hilversum The unique attraction of the city is the museum devoted to the television, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The museum occupies a fascinating modern building, the facade of which is tiled with glass panels and resembles a huge display from afar. In this building, there is an archive of TV pieces and audio recordings. The tourists are attracted by the original themed museum. It presents its guests the specific features of the television and other media development. In the museum, there are a lot of interesting interactive exhibits.
Nature admirers have an opportunity to visit the park called Goois Natuurreservaat. It is a favorite recreation place of tourists and local residents. In the park, there are a lot of beautiful trees. There are also special roads for hiking and riding bikes. This park is really big. The beautiful river runs in its territory. Some of its areas are used for grazing cows.
Museum Hilversum You can diversify your vacation by visiting the interesting city museum called the Museum Hilversum. It occupies a fascinating historic building and houses different antique items. Here, you can see collections of old photos and pieces of art. Women will be certainly impressed by the collection of old handbags.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Hilversum
♥   Castle 'Drakensteyn Castle' , 6.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Muiderslot' , 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Slot Zuylen' , 14 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nijenrode Castle' , 14.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vredenburg Castle' , 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Hilversum
♥   National Park 'Utrechtse Heuvelrug' , 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Zuid-Kennemerland' , 45.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Hoge Veluwe' , 47.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Veluwezoom' , 60.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'De Biesbosch' , 60.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Hilversum and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Catharijneconvent' Utrecht, 16.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Centraal Museum' Utrecht, 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Hermitage Amsterdam' Amsterdam, 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rijksmuseum Amsterdam' Amsterdam, 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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