Working at Zonnestraal,
where great views create beautiful insights.

The lungs and fresh breath of Hilversum, called so because of 120-hectare woodland estate and formed by the Zonnestraal national monument and heathlands between Hilversum and Loosdrecht. The famous complex, an iconic new building, has been restored in many different phases. The final phase was the transformation of the Dresselhuys Pavilion into a contemporary multi-company building. Working here is wonderful. Away from the hectic city and yet in the centre of the Randstad.


Zonnestraal is an iconic national monument designed by Jan Duiker, Bernhard Bijvoet and Jan Gerko Wiebenga in the 1920s, originally as a Hilversum sanatorium. The entire complex is made in a pioneering design from the ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’ period, built between forest and the heathlands. For the municipality of Hilversum, this national monument is nowadays a proud heritage site.

Now you’ll find the complex is a bustling business park, with meeting rooms and space for the ideal off-site day set on the heath. Even if you don’t work or have a meeting here, there’s more than enough to experience. There is a brasserie with rooms for conventions and events, a vineyard, a grower, an estate store with an idyllic pick-your-own garden, care homes and even a wonderful campsite.




The monumental office Villa Pampahoeve dates from 1911 and is very chic with its beautiful thatched roof and classic details. Park-like gardens with forestation surround the villa. Various authentic stylistic features have been retained in the villa, including the very special fireplaces and detailing in wood carvings. The villa has a lettable floor area of 498 m² in total.


The Koepel is a striking round building, designed by Jan Duiker and Bernhard Bijvoet, well-known architects of the 1920s who were famous for their new building style. The monument has a lettable floor area of approximately 193 m², consisting of the ground floor and the first floor. Partial rental is also possible in this area.

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Fresh air all around you to breathe in from woodland and heath, and yet this location is in the heart of the Randstad between all main traffic arteries. In this place, having an office space or taking meetings is simply inspirational. In addition to all the individual office units in the Dresselhuys pavilion, Zonnestraal offers spaces for various activities located on the estate. While the range of different companies ensure a good energy and buzz, it’s also easy to get work done here. And for relaxation, the brasserie forms the beating heart of the complex with a stunning large terrace.

Zonnestraal offers everything to become an inspiring workplace for entrepreneurs, small businesses and independent professionals alike. The heath inspires everyone to work, meet, enjoy leisure time, discover and admire. Enjoy the luxury of peace and space for your business in the heart of the country. And it’s a place that will give your office international standing.

Running on the heathlands

The Zonnestraal Cross was a festive and unforgettable run. Many runners, kids and adults, enjoyed the beautiful winter sunlight over the heathlands. It all started with the hilarious joint warming up, presented from the platform’s steps, to music from a live DJ. Only happy faces around!

In 2020 the Runners United NL Foundation is organizing the third edition of the Zonnestraal cross in collaboration with the Zonnestraal event center. Come join us in 2020, because running at Zonnestraal means getting fit in an absolute stunning setting.

Guided tours

We like to show people around and share the estate’s beauty. Come to the Zonnestraal and let us guide you through it. Every last Sunday of the month you can do a twice daily guided tour: at noon and at 2 pm. This walk takes approximately 1.5 hours.

More information or registration? Mail to rondleidingen@zonnestraal.org.

Walking and cycling routes are available at Brasserie Zonnestraal.

Wine from out of the Gooi

At Wijngaard Zonnestraal you can taste delicious wine and take guided tours of the vineyard. In the former vegetable garden of the Zonnestraal estate, on the border with Loosdrecht, there are three thousand vines from four different grape varieties to sample. Come and get a taste of all this, follow a wine making course, have a little barbecue, gather for a picnic … Yes, you can even celebrate your wedding here! Opening times are Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Events & meetings

This unique estate, the beautiful Zonnestraal brasserie, and its spacious parking facilities are literally asking for you to organise something special. For parties and conventions, receptions and all other events in need of a beautiful location, there is the Zonnestraal Event Centre. Not only because of its light atmosphere and monumental character, but also because of the hospitality, flexibility, and its original culinary services.

Zonnestraal Event Centre produces tailor-made events, from small meetings to large dinners, be they covered or out in the open air. When the landscape, the architecture, the gardens, the light and the skies are all so picturesque: it becomes the best place for your event.


Zonnestraal Hilversum B.V.

Visiting address:
Loosdrechtse Bos 17
1213 RH Hilversum
The Netherlands
+31 (0)35.5385400

Mailing address:
PO box 75919
1070 AX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Contact us for premise rental, photo and film requests or if you want to know more about the estate and Zonnestraal.