Radio Kootwijk Tourism

Radio Kootwijk is a small town in the Dutch municipality of Apeldoorn, with approximately 120 inhabitants (in 2006). It is situated in a heather- and forest-rich territory in the Veluwe region, east of the sandhills of the Kootwijkerzand and the town of Kootwijk. The housing accommodations of Radio Kootwijk arose as a result of the building of a shortwave transmitter site with the same name, starting in 1918. The transmitters played an important role in the 20th century as a communication facility between the Netherlands and its then colony of Dutch East Indies. In 1923 Dutch PTT started trans-oceanic telegraphy using a longwave transmitter (a 400KW high frequency alternator) from the German Telefunken company under the callsign PCG, in the 24 kHz and 48 kHz. By 1925 the longwave transmitter was changed by a shortwave tube based, electronic transmitter which had a much better performance due to the better propagation of shortwaves. With this new technology, in 1928 a radio-telephonic connection was established. At the end of World War II, the German occupying forces blew up the transmitter. Afterward some of the radio towers were rebuilt. Due to the development of new technologies like satellite communication, Radio Kootwijk lost its position as main overseas wireless connection point of the Netherlands. In 1980, the last transmission mast was blown up. In 2004 the park lost its last transmitter functions, and was transferred from the KPN company (successor to PTT) to the State Forestry Commission, which started attracting new buyers. The main building of the former transmitter park, designed by Dutch architect Julius Maria Luthmann and named 'Building A', 'The Cathedral' or sometimes 'The Sphynx', was officially appointed as a monument. It is used as venue and scenery for several cultural events and productions, including the American film Mindhunters in 2004.

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Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Radio Kootwijk, Netherlands. When planning a trip to Radio Kootwijk, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Rotterdam. Attractions in Rotterdam include Amsterdam Museum, Jewish Cultural Quarter, The Rembrandt House Museum. Also, to reach Radio Kootwijk, you'll have to take a flight to Rotterdam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

  • Know the pollution level of Radio Kootwijk before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.59 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.64 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.55 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 11.36 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Radio Kootwijk for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Radio Kootwijk.

    • Burglary and Theft 31.52 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.65 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.91 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 27.17 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 32.61 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 39.13 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.13 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 76.09 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.41 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.91 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 38.04 (Low)
    • Safety Index 72.65 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.32 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 19.66 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17.88 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 92.36 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.78 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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