The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum: Address, Phone Number, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Reviews: 4/5

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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Beeld en Geluid (The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) has one of the largest audiovisual archives in Europe. The institute manages over 70 percent of the Dutch audiovisual heritage. The collection contains more than 850.000 hours of television, radio, music and film from the beginning in 1898 until today. Thousands of hours from this collection are made available to the public in the Sound and Vision experience, a museum located right on top of the archives. Temporary exhibitions also take place here. Visitors can read the news, be a real star on stage or act in a soap opera. Dutch radio and television personalities take visitors on a virtual tour in the world of radio and TV and give them a glimpse behind the scenes. While the kids are singing, dancing, producing or acting, parents and grandparents can sit down in an easy chair and enjoy the video and audio material from the early days of film until now.
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Ingrid M
Geervliet, The Netherlands376 contributions
Won't be rushing back
Oct 2020
Had been looking forward to the visit but it proved rather disappointing; major area’s mainly for children, rest was old, sometimes broken and because of the over the top C.restrictions (which seemingly gave one or two jumped up little so-and-so’s the ‘power’ to boss people about ☹) and limited access it was not always possible to try something out. I might give it another go when it opens again after the refurbishment,
but I won’t be in a real rush.
Written 9 December 2020
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Ingrid M
Geervliet, The Netherlands376 contributions
Great ride
Aug 2020 • Couples
Did the Hillywood Tour with the very friendly and enthousiastic Tim, who loves his job and everything to do with the stage and also to telling all about it; it's infectuous 😊 (which in this Corona time might be an odd choice of words, but meant in the best possible way)
Had a great time back stage and in the ginormous 'basement' where hundreds pieces of decor and tens of thousands props are stored. Such fun to see how things work in media land.
Written 30 August 2020
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Harald P
Hilversum, The Netherlands92 contributions
A magnificant building with a rich history
Mar 2020 • Friends
It is a beautyful building and a true iceberg. Most of the building is below the earth and only a few floors are above it. And this archive houses all the old clips of radio and television history. Everything from the first ever radio broadcasting. Truely amazing
Written 5 March 2020
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Havaki
The Hague, The Netherlands607 contributions
Interesting and entertaining
Nov 2019 • Couples
My third visit to “Beeld en Geluid” was again a positive experience. There is so much to see and do in this interactive museum. This time I watched a lot of the tv-programs of the late 50’s and early 60’s, programs I watched as a small child: Ivanhoe, Bonanza, Okkie Trooij, Thunderbirds, Thierry la Fronde etc etc. The building itself is an eye-catcher too. With our BankGiroLoterij VIP-card we had free entrance.
Written 5 November 2019
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Dennis C
Roermond, The Netherlands307 contributions
Visited with a group
Sep 2019 • Friends
A vey interactive experience, there is something for everyone from young to old. A massive collection of Dutch TV archieves. A cafe on site.
Written 1 September 2019
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Frank v
Den Dolder, The Netherlands1,282 contributions
History of Dutch TV
May 2019 • Solo
Nice place for older Dutch people to bring up memories from the Dutch TV history. But also for the youngsters there are many interactive experiences to see and do based on the current TV programs. Access is very good, also with a wheelchair. Toilets and restaurant are present.

Beware this museum might be closed (partly) in 2020 for renewal. Check their website to be sure.
Written 31 May 2019
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lutymartinez
Dutch Caribbean, Aruba10 contributions
TV, science and history
May 2019 • Family
This attraction is for TV and film lovers. Also, visitors need to know about the Dutch TV scene. Other than that, this attraction provides for fun hands-on activities for children and adults. Also, as an adult I visited the expo on the history of "Satire". We also took the Tillywood tour, cold!! But fun. Friendly people all over. Cafeteria expensive.
Written 18 May 2019
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RvdMeulen
Leiderdorp, The Netherlands85 contributions
Great fun for old & young
Apr 2019 • Family
This museum is really fantastic. A lot of interactive features, interesting subjects, big enough to hold many people, parking excellent, a recommendation, especially with kids. Brings back TV-memories (if you are Dutch).
Written 28 April 2019
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ThaboMeerkat
Hilversum, The Netherlands84 contributions
A lovely experience, but mostly for younger Dutch guests.
Nov 2018 • Friends
I visited this place with an American friend. Since we both have a history in the broadcasting industry. The building itself is a lovely architectural feat. But the museum is really aimed at the younger Dutch speaking guests. While my friend was helped with 'registering' before the tour, it was difficult for him to see what was going on due to no other language than Dutch being available.

Basically I was his guide through most of the exhibits. And it is fairly fun in its setup. Fun fact: The interactive exhibits can be viewed at home. You can download movies, or other media of things you've done at the exhibit, which certainly for our younger audience, adds to the experience.
Written 29 November 2018
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Andy Naarden
38 contributions
Kids love it!
Oct 2018 • Family
Great place to spend a couple of hours with kids. Personally I don't think there's all that much for adults. Some love it, and others hate it.. But never heard a child that didn't have a wopping great time!

Lots of interactive stuff for the kids to do. Beware - it can be busy when the weather's bad :)
Written 7 November 2018
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