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In ‘the middle of nowhere’ this imposing building was constructed for radio telegraphy in the early 1920’s. It has some characteristics typical of German Expressionism, and also unmistakable elements of the Amsterdam School style. It could even be called pre-brutalist. Usually it is not open to the audience but here you can admire the maze style floor tiles and more. There are also views from the nearby water tower which is closed to the public.
In 1918, the Dutch government decided to realize their own international communication network. It was decided to build a long wave transmission station enabling permanent contact with the Dutch East Indies using radio telegraphs. They looked for an uninhabited, remote terrain so there would be minimum interference to the transmission traffic from the environment. The radio transmission centre was officially put into operation in May 1923, initially for Morse telegraph traffic.