AMSTERDAM - RM : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Left front tower
   Rijksmuseum
   Stadhouderskade at Museumbrug
   Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.36010, E 4.88576
*Former location (before 1900):
   Church
   Arnemuiden, Zeeland
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*Contact:

   Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
   *parcel:
     Jan Luijkenstraat 1
     1071 CJ  Amsterdam
   *postal:
     Postbus 74888
     1070 DN  Amsterdam
   T: (0)20 6747000
   E: Webform, www.rijksmuseum.nl
      infobalie/@/ rijksmuseum DOTnl

*Schedule:

   Automatic at the hour:
     "Die Gedanken sind frei" (German/Swiss)
   at first quarter:
     "Auld Lang Syne" (Scottish, fragment)
   at half hour:
     "Un Soir au Chalet" (French)
   at third quarter:
     "Bella Bimba" (Italian, fragment)
   (silent at night)

*Remarks:

   Also reported as 24 bells with 1 by
   van den Gheyn.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 26 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1962
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1583, the instrument was begun with 24 bells
       by vandenGheyn 
       (3 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1969
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Wikipedia article on this building has current and historical photos of the Museumplein face.

The Museum Website (in six languages) appears to have no information about these bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Van den Gheyn bellfoundry, 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 non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

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

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/09/06
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15
*Photos:

(none available)


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