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On 11 and 12 September, the 35th edition of the Open Monuments Day in Hilversum attracted around 4800 visitors to the 30 open monuments and the many specials. That is 45% more than last year, when the number of visitors was significantly less than in 2019 due to the Corona measures.
As always, there was a lot of interest in the Zwaluwenberg, the tower of Wolfsdreuvik in the Smithuyserbos, the Town Hall, de Kapel and the AVRO. Listen here to the (live broadcast) interview about guided tours in the AVRO with guide and architectural historian Iris London. Other highlights this year were the Gooische Moordenaar (AR attraction on the lawn near the Town Hall), the Pinetum, the De Vereeniging building, Costerustuin and the Fabritius School. But the lesser-known forest huts at Zonnestraal, the Kegelbaan at the Unie, the GNR walk, the walking tour of the Wandelmeent and Albertus Perk’s cycling tour were also well-attended.
Following on from 2020, this year there were again performances in a number of monuments, intended to create a special experience of the building. In collaboration with the Dudok Festival, four artists were selected to perform in the MCO, the Library, the Town Hall and the Grote Kerk.