AMSTERDAM - M : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Munttoren
   Muntplein
   Amstel at Singel
   Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.36707, E 4.89320
*Former location (1651-68):
   Stock exchange
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page
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*Carillonist:

   Gideon Bodden
   E: info@gideonbodden.nl
      gideonbodden@molenpad.com

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Saturday 1400-1500.

*Remarks:

   Original installation combined F. & P.
   Hemony bells from Beurs (number not
   certain) with new bells by P.Hemony.
   Automatic-only from 1873 to 1960.
   Restored in 1992 with Waalre variant of
   European standard keyboard.
   The replaced Hemony bells are displayed
   in the Amsterdam Historical Museum.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 38 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1993
     with 14 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1959, the instrument was enlarged to 29 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (11 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1668, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Hemony      
       (13 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: MQ    
   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 1993
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

A Wikipedia article has several clickable photos of the building, and describes the bells.

The carillonneur's Website (in Dutch or English) has a photo of the tower, but no description.

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 Petit & Fritsen 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 1995/06/13
*Photos:

(none available)


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