RONDLEIDINGEN | Thursday to Sunday
The Town Hall in Hilversum (1931) is the culmination of the work of Willem Marinus Dudok. By its composition of horizontal and vertical tight volumes, it is a building as a monumental sculpture. It was built in the period 1928-1931 at the edge of the city centre of Hilversum. The interior is as impressive as the exterior: an interplay of space, design, decor, light, color and materials. In this now world-famous Town Hall the Dudok Architecture Centre (DAC) is located in the basement. The exhibit space in the DAC provides an overview of the oeuvre of Dudok, who joined the municipality of Hilversum on 1 July 1915. Visitors can join a tour of the entire building under the guidance of well-informed and enthusiastic guides through the Town Hall or along Dudok’s other architectural works in Hilversum.
Led by a guide, you can visit the Town Hall. The tour is in Dutch, but an English handout is available. During the tour you enter the most special and still largely authentic areas of this national monument. At the end of the tour, with good weather, we will also climb the tower. If the weather is clear, the 47-metre-high tower offers a magnificent view up to 30 km away.).