Wolfsdreuvik, hidden in the Smithuyserbos

Wolfsdreuvik, hidden in the Smithuyserbos


The hidden wolf hill in the Smithuyserbos

Hilversum - Hidden deep in the Smithuyserbos lies Wolfsdreuvik. This medieval-looking "wolf hill" is a mysterious place in the forest on the border of the provinces of North Holland and Utrecht. Due to its location, the place is relatively unknown - even among older Hilversum residents from the neighbourhood. During a forest walk, you just pass by Wolfsdreuvik.

Jan Rebel

Located south of the Wasmeer near Hilversum, the 40-hectare Smithuyserbos is named after Pieter Johannes Smithuysen, an Amsterdam tobacconist who bought the forest in 1838. A hundred years later, the new owner, the Amsterdam art dealer and director of the Catharijneconvent Bouvy Museum, had a day care center with a watchtower built in the forest: Wolfsdreuvik, which means wolf hill.

Wolfsdreuvik is built on a small ridge and was designed by architect Jan Rebel, known among other things for the Singer Museum in Laren. Contrary to what you might expect from a country house in Hilversum, the facilities are primitive. Wolfsdreuvik has no electricity or sewerage.

Wolfsdreuvik photo gallery

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    Adress and visitor information


    Address: Smithuyserbos 1
    Postal code and City: Hilversum
    Region: Het Gooi
    Province/Region: Noord-Holland
    Email: info@smithuyserbos.nl
    Web: smithuyserbos.nl

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.
    Wolfsdreuvik is only open for visitors on a limited basis. The plot is now off-limits and the building is barely visible from the footpaths. You'll pass it by! You have the best chance during an Open Monument Day. But it really doesn't matter that much. There is not much to see inside. Especially the environment is worth it!

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.



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