Autumn splendour

After a stunning sunny, hot, record breaking summer that never seemed to end, Hilversum slowly slipped into Autumn mode. After 2 warm months (September and October) with hardly any seasonal coloring, the park now finally shows its full Autumn splendour. Our viewers will see leaves slowly turning to yellow and brown, a process that will go on until the beginning of December, when the trees will finally shed their leaves, at last offering our guests a full view of the park.

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Hilversum is a town with a population of 80.000, just 40 km Southeast of Amsterdam. The town is often called "media city", since it is the principal centre for radio and television broadcasting in The Netherland. The webcam above faces East side of the Zeverijn Park, which originates from the days when the Gooi region was still densely wooded. Centuries ago, it bordered on vast marshes, extending from the town of Loosdrecht through ’s-Graveland, all the way to Naarden. Later, properties were bought and cultivated by rich gentry (mostly from Amsterdam but also from as far away as Germany), who built large country estates on them. In those days, the Zeverijn Park was part of the Birkenheuvel estate. Today it is a public leisure park, including a children's playground, soccer field and (sadly enough) even a snackbar. All these are only visible in the winter when the trees have lost their leaves.