Dudok Architecture Centre

The Dudok Architecture Centre (DAC) is the centre for architecture, urbanism and spatial heritage in Hilversum. DAC is an independent foundation that hopes to inspire thinking about spatial quality. The centre organises guided tours of the Town Hall, excursions in the city, and debates, lectures and events. DAC is located in the Town Hall in Hilversum, the culmination of the oeuvre of architect W. M. Dudok.


The mission of DAC is to increase public interest and appreciation for architecture and spatial heritage in Hilversum, in addition to the social and cultural significance of these things. Dudok serves as a source of inspiration in this respect, and helps to position current issues in a historical perspective. DAC recognises that Dudok’s approach to architecture is still relevant. The topics raised by Dudok are not only important to today’s designers but also to everyone involved in the creation of a high-quality living environment.


Dudok Architecture Centre Foundation
RSIN: 8556.73.175
Address: Dudokpark 1, 1217 JE Hilversum

Objective: To bring to the attention of a wider public the importance and significance of architecture and urbanism, in particular the architecture by Dudok and other spatial heritage in Hilversum; to stimulate new ideas regarding the preservation and development of heritage; to offer an independent platform for developments in the field of architecture, urbanism, and spatial heritage. This is accomplished, for instance, through the organisation of guided tours, lectures and debates, educational activities, and other cultural activities.

The foundation’s board receives limited compensation for expenses. The board does not receive any wages or other payments.

Who is who


  • Irmgard van Koningsbruggen, chairman
  • Luuc Jonker, secretary
  • Hans Groenhuijsen, treasurer
  • Dorien Froling
  • Kim van Kampen


  • Patricia Alkhoven, director
  • Philippine Mochel, operational manager


  • Paula van Dijk
  • Tom Hoevenaars
  • Bert Huiden
  • Rici van Kasbergen
  • Marion Kruisbrink
  • Gerard Kuijper
  • Marian Leeflang
  • Iris London
  • Merlyn Middelweerd
  • Marga Niederer
  • Johan Niekerk
  • Joke Reichardt
  • Gerard Schulting
  • Norman Vervat
  • Marian Verweij

Public attendants

  • Corrie Adriaansen
  • Willem Jan Doff
  • Lia van der Geest
  • Elisabeth Goedhart
  • Bert Huiden
  • Marion Kruisbrink
  • Gerard Kuijper
  • Judy van Lenteren
  • Angelique Middelhoff
  • To van den Muijsenberg
  • Marga Niederer
  • Martha Roes
  • Jessy Winkelman

Promotional and project support

  • Berry van den Hoven
  • Meindert Tepper

website: sbddesign.nl