Due to the many TV studios Hilversum is nick-named Hillywood.
Hillywood Tours is a look-a-like of the well-known Hollywood "see-the-stars/studios" tours.
Ma-Fr: 9AM - 6PM
Tour 1 : 9.30AM - 10.30AM
Tour 2 : 10.45AM - 11.45AM
Tour 3 : Noon - 1PM
Tour 4 : 1.30PM - 2.30PM
Tour 5 : 2.45PM - 3.45PM
Tour 6 : 4PM - 5PM
Tour only: €15.00 (adult)
Hillywood Tour and Beeld en Geluid visit €25.50 (adult)
Ticket ordering at telephone: 0900-9000500
Hillywood Tours address:
Sumatralaan 45 - 1200 BB Hilversum
Hilversum can be reach by train from Amsterdam, Amersfoort and Utrecht.
The station has been extended with another platform and from 2008 is an Intercity stop again.
A pedestrian/bicycle tunnel has been added under the station.
For a visit - such as I made in November 2007 - to the Beeld en Geluid building and the Media Park, I would recommend the train. Railway station Hilversum Noord is within walking distance of the Media Park. The Media Park has good parking facilities (or so I am told), but when you go by train you need not fear ending up in a traffic jam.
The bus Station is next to the Main Train Station.
The following bus services are available:
- 1 - Hilversum
- 2 - Hilversum, Erfgooierskwartier & Hospital
- 3 - Hilversum
- 59 - Zeist
- 100 - Bussum (Regioliner)
- 100N - Huizen (Niteliner)
- 104 - Nieuw-Loosdrecht
- 105 - Bussum
- 106 - Weesp
- 107 - Hilversum
- 108 - Huizen
- 109 - Bussum
- 156 - Almere Stad