Dudok and Duiker: famous architects in the garden city of Hilversum

About this experience

  • Bike tour
  • 9:00 – 12:00 am
  • Group size 2-8
  • €94.29 p.p.

Admire the world famous City Hall of Hilversum, created by Willem Marinus Dudok. Visit the residential areas and public buildings Dudok designed as the architect of this energetic, expanding city. Note their creative layout and unique details. And, include the Sanatorium Zonnestraal designed by the young architect Jan Duiker. The complex is now nominated for the World Heritage List.

Experience description

The tour begins and ends at the Hilversum Central Station. There we will arrange your bike (and helmet) hire. After a brief introduction, I will take you past the architectural masterpieces of Dudok and Duiker.  We complete our architecture trip with the famous Raadhuis (City Hall) by Dudok in his romantic cubism style. We can exchange our experiences in one of the old cafés in the centre of Hilversum before returning our bikes.

For whom?

  • Architecture enthusiasts
  • Someone who wants to explore a town just under the skyline of Amsterdam
  • Enjoys a bike tour along architectural masterpieces listed on the World Heritage List
  • Enjoys being outdoors

This tour includes:

  • Pick-up and drop off at Hilversum Central train station
  • Bike, helmet if desired and water
  • Coffee, tea or aperitif
  • Experienced guide

What you get

  • Personalized architectural tour
  • Experienced guide
  • Enjoy a bike tour through a town under the skyline of Amsterdam

Location

Hilversum Central Station

Stationsplein 7
1211 EX, Hilversum

About Pieter

Pieter has lived with his family in Hilversum for more than 35 years. With a legal background, he worked for most of his career at the Department of Economic Development of the city of Amsterdam. History has always been his hobby. So, some twelve years ago he decided to study history at the universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam. He gained his Master’s Degree Cum Laude. Now he gives lectures and directs excursions on the history of Hilversum and also military history. Pieter is member of the Order of Oranje Nassau for his work of preserving the cultural history of Hilversum.

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Book this experience directly or call +31 (0) 35 62 12 825 to personalize this experience.

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