RADIO KOOTWIJK

Radio Kootwijk was established in the nineteentwenties in order to communicate with the then colony Dutch Indies (now Indonesia). The building is constructed out of concrete in Art Nouveau-style in the midst of a vast heather field in central Netherlands. Besides short wave radio with the overseas possesions, Radio Kootwijk also provided communication with ships all over the world. In 1999 satellites had taken over and the last transmitter was shut down. After years of uncertainty about the faith of the building, it is now a monument and used for parties and meetings.

 

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40 reacties op ‘RADIO KOOTWIJK

    • petergreyphotography

      Het is echt een bijzonder gebouw met die wonderlijke combinatie van stoerheid en fin de siècle elegantie in de details. Radio Scheveningen zond vanaf daar uit en dus niet, dat wist ik heel lang niet, vanuit Scheveningen. Het gebouw is nu weer van Staatsbosbeheer en die organiseren in de weekenden excursies en op sommige dagen mag je er zonder begeleiding in.

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    • petergreyphotography

      Since I ‘discovered’ the building I have been a fan. And yes, the Indonesian connection is interesting! The counterpart of the radio station over there was in Bandung. In the thirtees it was possible to have a chat over the radio with relatives and friends in Indonesia. Three minutes had a rate of 33 guilders, a weeks wage then. People saved for that! The Dutch singer Willy Derby made a song about this, called: Hallo Bandung! Among older Dutch folks this song still rings a bell 🙂

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      • Indah Susanti

        It must be fun back then to talk with relatives and friends from the long distance! When you said Hallo Bandung by Willy Derby, we also have a song entitled Halo-halo Bandung! – Bandung was a beautiful city. Unfortunately now it’s over crowded and badly managed – too many people!

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        • petergreyphotography

          Halo-Halo Bandung! I don’t know wether te existence of that song is a coincidence, but I tend to believe is is not. I find this heartwarming. I have never been to Indonesia, unlike many Dutchies. But I very much like to go one day. And then I will most certainly visit Bandung as well, despite the state the city is in. 🙂

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  1. Villasappho

    *heel leijk woord* ik was er zo dicht in de buurt paar dagen terug shit. Voor op het lijstje ik dacht namelijk dat dit gebouw een heel stuk verder naar boven in Nederland stond. Ik wil er heen punt. Geweldige foto’s maar ja dat weet je zelf ook wel;)

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    • petergreyphotography

      Veel dank Geert! Ik ken de foto’s die je vorig jaar gemaakt hebt. Die waren voor mij onder andere reden om ook binnen te willen kijken nadat ik al een aantal malen rondom het gebouw gelopen was. En ik ben niet teleurgesteld geworden!

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  2. petergreyphotography

    Thank you! I had been wandering around the building many times, also some years ago when it was standing scruffy, empty and poluted in the field. I always wanted to have a look inside. So when the opportunity was there, I didn’t hesitate. 🙂

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