AMSTERDAM - P : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Koninglijk Paleiskoepel (Stadhuis)
   Dam Square
   Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.37322, E 4.89165
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*Carillonist:

   Frits Reynaert   (A)
   Hertog Albrechtstraat 82
   1611 GP  Bovenkarspel
   H: 228/317 816
   E: frits.reynaert@wxs.nl
      fr00@planet.nl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Hemony bells disconnected in 1964 reno-
   vation remain silent in cupola.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1966
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1664, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       by Hemony      
       (9 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the carillonneur has a page about this carillon, with a tower photo that may be clickable for a larger version.  Some technical information may also be available, though it may not be visible on some older Web browsers.  There are additional pages about the restoration of 1991 and the expansion of 1999.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of 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 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15
*Photos:

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