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The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Media Parkboulevard 1 | Media Park, 1217 WE Hilversum, The Netherlands
+31 35 677 5555
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The Elusive Light and Sound

Great place to re-experience the history of Dutch radio and television. Most if not all items on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Nice place

Definitely recommended if you're in the neighborhood. If you come from afar I'd come when there is... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
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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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Media Parkboulevard 1 | Media Park, 1217 WE Hilversum, The Netherlands
+31 35 677 5555

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to re-experience the history of Dutch radio and television. Most if not all items on display are interactive and the personal guide really enhances the experience!

Thank iWiebe
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely recommended if you're in the neighborhood. If you come from afar I'd come when there is a special event at this place or in Hilversum.

Thank HolyFire7
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Visited the lunchroom around 3pm. While there was a nice selection of sandwiches and salads available, it appeared they were prepared in the morning. Rolls felt dried out, paninis were warm but fully dried out and salads appeared soggy. We ended up purchasing a "saucijzenbroodje"...More

Thank yvette-sonneveld
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The history of Dutch television is covered here. Also temporary exhibitions f.i. about You Tube. Situated at the Media Park,the centre of Dutch public and commercial broadcasting. Lots more to see there too. Easy to get there by train (15 minutes from Amsterdam CS.

Thank Annemarie D
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It's a great place. Beautiful and artistic building. Nice location with great lunch facility outside. Also very interesting to visit the mediamuseum. All history of Dutch TV and Radio broadcasting is stored underground in this building. Very impressive.

Thank HaraldPetry
Reviewed 24 June 2017

For years we planned to go and finally today was the day. After a very friendly reception by the hosts we started our visit. The floor with so called interaction would be interesting for kids, but I have my doubts. You sit in cubicles looking...More

Thank elcorte
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This institution is located in an impressive colourful building and gives you inside an interactive overview of the history Dutch radio and television full of sweet memories

Thank croesus63
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It is a top attraction in Hilversum, but mainly targeted for dutch people; I do not pretend that everything is in English, but some text on the wall, or some of the activities could be bilingual. In any case, my son had great fun.

Thank TinchoArgento
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice museum for all ages. You can easily spend more than a half a day to explore all attractions in this museum. It doesn't matter whether your children are 5, 8 or 11, the will have a lot of fun and...More

Thank Wim M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

In the drab surroundings of the Dutch Media Park at Hilversum, this building is a stunning one, even more inside than outside. It has rightly one several prizes. However, this is the public side; on the side of the offices and repositories it is much...More

Thank Robert188633
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