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Interesting visit for architects

We had a guided tour of the complex and our guide was great. He could tell us a lot of stories... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2016
webrebelle
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Walferdange, Luxembourg
Great architecture and restauration of an historical place

It used to be a sanatorium, a complete self sufficient place for sick people to live. Nowadays it... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2016
LeavingHolland
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Europe
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4 Dec 2017
“Struggling monument of modernistic architecture”
14 Mar 2017
“Nice to visit if you like architecture (or if you need medical expertice)”
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The Sanatorium Zonnestraal by architect Duiker is one of the earliest and most important examples of architecture of the Modern Movement. Apart from a high point in architectural history, the complex is also an important social landmark. Conceived...more
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Loosdrechtsebos 17, 1213 RH Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Built as a recovery hospital for Tuberculosis patients Zonnestraal stood empty for decades before being partly restored. Some small business, a nice restaurant and art galleries are now struggling to keep the place alive, battling with local government to get funds for full restoration.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank frankkD8926CB
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I went to this spot for treatment in the expert clinic (the best hand-specialists in the Netherlands) and I'm glad that I discovered it: the buildings (in which more specialized clinics are situated) are unique and great architecture. Everything is transparant (because of the use...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank lc_spel
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Nice place to walk around. The buildings are very beautiful. There is a lot of forest, some heather and even a small restaurant. Recommended.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank DavidNFood
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Modern architecture in beautiful surrounding just south of Hilversum, the building are build in the 1930s, are white with lots of glass windows.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank gerritb221
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had a guided tour of the complex and our guide was great. He could tell us a lot of stories around the sanatorium and it was a pleasure to listen to him

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank webrebelle
Reviewed 12 February 2016

It used to be a sanatorium, a complete self sufficient place for sick people to live. Nowadays it is a health center, but beautifully restored. If you are into architecture, you should go there! They do magnificent things with new measurements for buildings in respect...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank LeavingHolland
Reviewed 21 June 2015

This building is a beautiful set of buildings which reflect a special period in the architectural era of the 20th century of the Nteherlands. There are organized tours around the facilities which where used for patients suffering of tuberculosis during the aftermath of the Second...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank RuurdvanElburg
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I love the way this place has been preserved and taken back into use. It used to be a hospital and even still has the little resting cottages which were used for patients that had the plague. The location is situated in a forrest area...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Olaf F
Reviewed 16 September 2014

A beautiful area to bike through, from Hilversum, Laren and Amersfoort or Utrecht the woode areas and beautiful safe bicycle paths are a pleasure to use

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank joannes2033
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Zonnestraat is only worth a visit if you wish to view modernist architecture. Otherwise its just a bunch of buildings with nothing else to do. The one exception is the 'blue pole walk'. This starts at the car park and continues for 5km through the...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank TonyJohnGrant
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