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Location information for Hilversum

Introduction

Hilversum is a garden city with lots of green and beautiful villas from the beginning of the last century. There are also several architecturally interesting buildings, like the town hall and the gothic St Vitus church. Hilversum is known above all as a broadcasting city: all the national broadcasting companies are located there. Although the radio and television companies are located across Hilversum, programmes are broadcast primarily from the large Mediapark in the north of the city. Technically, Hilversum is a village, it was never awarded city rights.

Population

Remarkably, since 1960, the city's population has gone down from 100,000 to its current 80,000. This was due in part to a lack of room to expand.

Location

Hilversum is located centrally in the Gooi region in the south-east of the province of Noord-Holland, 30 kilometres to the south-east of Amsterdam and 20 kilometres to the north of Utrecht the city is surrounded by forest and moors. In the surrounding area, there are plenty of opportunities for those who love aquatic sports on the Loosdrechtse and Ankeveense plassen.

Economy

From the 18th century onwards, Hilversum developed into a centre for textile industry: weaving and tapestry making. All that has disappeared. The broadcasting companies provide most jobs in Hilversum and they are the driving force behind its economy. The fact that the national broadcasting companies are located in Hilversum is purely coincidental. In 1918, the Netherlands Signalling Machine Company settled in Hilversum to carry out its initial experimental radio broadcasts under the name Hilversum Wireless Company (Hilversumse Draadloze Omroep or HDO). When the broadcasting companies were founded, they also settled in Hilversum.

Airports

The national airport Schiphol is easy to reach via the A1 and A9 (about 45 kilometres).
Hilversum airport is located to the east of the city, and it is used above all for recreation: small aircraft, paragliding, parachuting.

Public transport

In Hilversum, there are various city buses that all depart from the square in front of the Central Station. The city buses also often reach surrounding places like Bussum. Regional buses also depart from the Central Station to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort and Almere.

Hilversum has three train stations: Central, Noord and Sportpark. For visitors to the Media centre, Noord is an important station. It is located immediately opposite the media park. Some years ago, the city's Central Station lost its intercity status, which means that regional trains only leave for Amsterdam, Amersfoort and Utrecht.

Traffic and Parking

Hilversum is located on the junction of the A1 motorway (Amsterdam-German border) and A27 (Almere-Utrecht). During morning and evening rush hour, these motorways are extremely busy. To the west of the city the N201 leads to the A2 motorway (Amsterdam-Maastricht).

Traffic in the city itself has been problematic for years. The city council has taken numerous measures to ease the traffic flow, but to no apparent avail. Many streets are one-way streets, which in combination with the sometimes curvy nature of the roads makes finding your way around the centre difficult. In addition, the broadcasting companies attract a lot of traffic, which means the roads are often busy.

It is not easy to find a place to park in the centre of Hilversum. In addition, you are not allowed to park - and pay - for more than an hour. In the centre there are five indoor car parks, which are often full. On the edge of the city (along the Circular Road) there are a few parking areas. The location of parking facilities is indicated on road signs.

Hotels

Hilversum has a mediocre supply of hotels, which are often fully booked. As a media town, Hilversum attracts many visitors. We therefore recommend booking your hotel room in advance. There are two 4 star hotels. In the surrounding area, there are also several hotels and motels.

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
  • Europcar
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  • Thrifty

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