Radio Kootwijk

It’s the start of May. And we haven’t seen much sunshine yet. Instead we are still wearing our winter coats and trying to avoid the rain as much as we can. Luckily not all the days are dark and grey though. The day before King’s Day we had some nice weather and decided to visit Radio Kootwijk. It’s both the name for the transmitter park as well as the village around it and the area is now open to the public (the transmission station is no longer in use).

Building A, the long wave transmission station, was built around 1920 and enabled permanent contact with the Dutch East Indies using radio telegraphs. With it’s art-deco-style it’s a remarkable sight to see. Which can also be said for the water tower. We had a nice walk admiring the buildings and nature around it. Truly an interesting place to visit.

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