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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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a nice experience for kids and their parents

This institution is located in an impressive colourful building and gives you inside an interactive... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
naarden , nederland
Great experience, but just for locals.

It is a top attraction in Hilversum, but mainly targeted for dutch people; I do not pretend that... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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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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  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
18 Oct 2016
“As a building it is stunning. It was intended to be a moving image archive though.”
7 Aug 2016
“Cool to see”
Media Parkboulevard 1 | Media Park, 1217 WE Hilversum, The Netherlands
+31 35 677 5555

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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
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a typical Dutch memory institute. People from other countries will not recognize many things.

Thank Erik48NL
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

the museum it's pretty cool to see, it's like a jump in the old of the media. You can see from really old Dutch videos from really old radios and television. Unlucky the language is only Dutch there is no English. The museums is pretty...More

Thank Gennaro P
Reviewed 27 July 2016

To start with,it was my former place of employment! It is a most beautiful building that is home to the Dutch Radio&tv archives as well as housing an experience to be visitied by young &old All you wish to know about Dutch media past&present with...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We went to the insitute (Beeld en Geluid) with a school trip with 9-11 year olds. It was so much fun. The kids could discover, experience, see, hear and try everything. From making a movie with stop motion, to reading the news, being a dj,...More

Thank Marlene S
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A big box, yes, but with a second skin of engraved colourful glass, and a playful interior with tiers motives repeated on the ceiling and deep into the underground levels, and a dialog between semi-transparency and reflection, that duplicates the visual space. I was not...More

Thank PipingAngel
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Colorful building, inside beautiful entrance, once you enter the museum part of the building you got an experience of over 60 years of television

Thank gerritb221
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