Be sporty at Zonnestraal
At Zonnestraal you can be very sporty: with the options to run, walk, cycle, go on guided tours or do a treasure hunt. Just keep moving through the buildings and into Zonnestraal nature, and you’ll get an intense experience of its history and architecture. For children, find an exciting free treasure hunt to explore, pick it up at Brasserie Zonnestraal, the city office, Hilversum Tourist Office and the library in Hilversum. The treasure hunt is 2.5 kilometres long and takes an hour. In the meantime, children can run until they can’t run any more, build a branch tepee and do many more educational and fun things!
Stretch your legs at the estate
Jump on your bike or put on your hiking boots and discover Zonnestraal while you are on the move. The full glory of the monument and the beautiful nature will give you new energy. Do you like cycling or walking with a route or a plan? Walking and cycling routes are available at Brasserie Zonnestraal.
Want to know more about Zonnestraal during the walk or bike ride? Then download the audio tour here. Like more information about the area? Take a look at the website of VVV Gooi & Vecht: https://www.vvvgooivecht.nl/nl
Back to nature
Need a dose of “back to nature”? At camping kampeervereniging Licht en Lucht you can rent a lovely shelter from 1 April to 1 October. Ideal for city dwellers who want an outside experience close to the Randstad! There are many seasonal places to choose from. Wander around the beautiful grounds of the camping club, and you’ll soon get that holiday feeling. It’s a true oasis of peace, light and air and the way camping is meant to be experienced.
You reap what you sow
At LandinZicht you can harvest your own honest and environmentally-friendly cultivated vegetables for a season. Buy a share of the harvest, and enjoy the whole green season of fresh organically grown vegetables to harvest yourself every week. It’s also possible to buy one share of the harvest with others. This is called Community Supported Agriculture! The ‘grower’ shows every week what can be harvested. Also nice to do: think along with your grower about which vegetables are grown next.
Like to walk through romantic vineyards? Come to Zonnestraal. In the former vegetable garden of the estate, on the border with Loosdrecht, there are three thousand vines from four different grape varieties. They make the Gooise wines and they are as they should be in the Gooi: top quality. Often there are tastings, where you get a short tour of the vineyard and can then taste a wine of your choice: white, red, rosé or demi-sec.
Sweet little estate store
There is a hidden paradise at Zonnestraal: the Rading estate store, where you can enjoy coffee and cake or a delicious lunch. It’s a place to buy your tasty local products such as artisan jams, good coffee, tea and wine. Landgoed de Rading is the home of the landscape shop and offers a protected workplace for people who may usually find it difficult to work. They work under supervision in both the store and lunchroom, and also at the garden nursery. And that makes the store an even sweeter place to visit.