When you want to get married you will come to the town hall, the ceremony will take place in the wedding room of the town hall. The mayor, the counselors and the city council also work in the town hall. They determine what happens in the municipality of Hilversum. For more information about the municipality and what they do you can look at this website. The municipality is closest to the citizen and you can go there with all your questions.
We advise you to attend a public council meeting for once. This way you will learn a lot about how things work in the Dutch municipality and how the decisions are made.
What does the municipality do?
The municipality arranges among other things, that children go to school, that there are parking lots, that houses are built for example. Many of these tasks are carried out by other organizations. These organizations can be part of the government but also commercial companies.