AMSTERDAM - OK : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   St.Nicolaas Toren
   Oude Kerk
   Oudekerksplein
   Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.37438, E 4.89763
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*Carillonist:

   Gideon Bodden
   E: info/@/gideonbodden DOTnl
   - and -
   Boudewijn Zwart
   Hooglandseweg 18
   3864 PV  Nijkerkerveen
   T: (033)253 7786   C: (06)5342 5680
   E: info/@/bellmoods DOTcom
*Former carillonists:
   19??-?? Todd Fair, stadsbeiaardier  (C)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Tuesday 1400, Saturday 1600

*Remarks:

   Mean tone tuning.
   21 Hemony bells on outside of tower
   are not now connected to carillon.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G C 42/    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1965
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1659, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       by Hemony      
       (14 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M35   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of Boudewijn Zwart (in Dutch/English) has a description and playing schedule (and sometimes also a photo) of each of the carillons which he plays (see Towers); Oudekerkstoren.

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 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15
*Photos:

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