Hilversum Alive 2012
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Hilversum Alive 2012

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In summertime we've all kind of outdoor events, street fairs free concerts, listen to the music , talk to your fellow citizens and have a have beer and a snack. What a lovely way to pass your time

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A: Hilversum Summertime

by Dick Schippers, 10 meters away

In summertime we've all kind of outdoor events, street fairs, free concerts, listen to the music , ta...

Hilversum Summertime

B: Hilversum Kerkbrink former town hall

by Dick Schippers, 40 meters away

Former Town Hall now the entrance of Museum Hilversum and the tourist office, Kerkbrink 6 It was Hilv...

Hilversum Kerkbrink former town hall

C: Hilversum Historic Neighbourhood

by Dick Schippers, 170 meters away

Laanstraat Historic Neighbourhood (Historisch buurtje Laanstraat), Laanstraat 2a-b. This neighbourhoo...

Hilversum Historic Neighbourhood

D: Filmtheater Corner Herenstraat

by Dick Schippers, 320 meters away

Filmtheater for Art films managed by a foundation and opposite a commercial cinema with 4 halls for m...

Filmtheater Corner Herenstraat

E: Schietspoel (Boat shuttle - weaving tool)

by Dick Schippers, 350 meters away

In the center of Hilversum you find this little square called Schietspoel sheltered from traffic nois...

Schietspoel (Boat shuttle - weaving tool)

F: Old Catholic Church St. Vitus

by Dick Schippers, 360 meters away

Old Catholic Saint Vitus Church (Oud-Katholieke Kerk St. Vitus) Not to be confused with the Roman Cat...

Old Catholic Church St. Vitus

G: Hilversum Regional Products market

by Dick Schippers, 390 meters away

Approximately 40 participants will be pleased to meet with tasty, local, pure and - where possible - ...

Hilversum Regional Products market

H: Silo Building

by Dick Schippers, 410 meters away

Silo building is used by the Free Evangelical Commune since 1948. The building however dates from 188...

Silo Building

I: Former Radio Studio & Offices AVRO

by Dick Schippers, 460 meters away

Former studio complex of broadcaster AVRO. Build in 1940. It was given the nickname: violin case.

Former Radio Studio & Offices AVRO

J: Gooilandplein

by Dick Schippers, 470 meters away

Gooilandplein (square) with R.C. St.Vitus with the second highest churchtower (98m) in the Netherland...

Gooilandplein

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Het Gooi is the area around Hilversum in the centre of the Netherlands. It is a slightly hilly area characterised by its green landscape, its historical charm, the wealth of its inhabitants, and its villas. Het Gooi is known in the Netherlands as the home of the rich and famous.starting around 1500, and reaching a peak in the 17th century, sand was quarried in the area for the expansion of Amsterdam. As a result a number of waterways were dug in 's-Graveland, Naarden and Bussum. The canal system and the arrival of a canal boat system connecting the area to Amsterdam helped the area to grow further economically. Hilversum developed into a centre for the production of wool and textiles.With the laying of canals, and later the railways, wealthy people from Amsterdam and Utrecht began to build grand country homes in the area. Affluent neighbourhoods (e.g. the Bussum neighbourhood of 't Spiegel) developed. As a result of the railway between Amsterdam and Amersfoort in 1874, Hilversum and Bussum were the first to grow. In 1892, after the tram line connecting Laren, Blaricum and Huizen was laid, these towns also developed. In the 1950s the construction of motorways (the A1 and the A27) continued this process.The broadcast industry in Het Gooi developed after the NSF factory (Nederlandse Seintoestellen Fabriek, Dutch Broadcasting-equipment Factory) was built in Hilversum in 1918. It expanded from Hilversum to the other towns nearby. The first television broadcast in the Netherlands was from Bussum. Today the Netherlands Public Broadcasting has offices and studios all over the area.Het Gooi has become heavily populated. Because of the nature in the area and its historic charm, the villages have become attractive to the affluent, including retirees. The population is relatively older and there are many old-age homes. The original inhabitants of the area have been submerged by the flood of newcomers. The local dialect that used to be spoken here has virtually disappeared.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooi

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