AMSTERDAM-BUITENVELDERT : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Hoofdgebouw (Main Building)
   Vrije Universiteit (Free University)
   De Boelelaan at Buitenveldertselaan
   Amsterdam-Buitenveldert,
   Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.3347, E 4.8664
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*Carillonist:

   Henk Verhoef
   E: HenkVerhoef@xs4all.nl

*Contact:

   Vrije Universiteit
   De Boelelaan 1105
   1081 HV  Amsterdam
   T: 20 59 89898   F: 20 59 89899
   E: international@vu.nl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    ----  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1972
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  68 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1974
*Links:

The University Website (in Dutch or English) appears to have no information about the carillon in either language.  However, there is a tiny photo of the main building on the Contact page.  (It's not the tall red building, which is the sports center.)

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Noord-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Sep-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/08/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1975/07/20
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