BERGEN - R : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Ruïnekerktoren
   Raadhuisstraat at Kerkstraat
   Bergen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.66934, E 4.70042
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Klaas de Haan
   E: kldehaan@xs4all.nl

*Contact:

   Ruïnekerk
   Raadhuisstraat 1
   1861LK  Bergen NH
   T: 08 27561116 -or- 072 5896809
   E: info/@/ruinekerk DOTnl

*Schedule:

   Auto melodies at hour and half hour,
   Westminster motifs at 1st & 3rd qtrs

*Remarks:

   Inaugurated 5 May 1970 = 25th anniver-
   sary of liberation of Netherlands.
   Pedal transmission is sheathed cables,
   not roller bars

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 26 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the treble octave
   Transposition is up 18 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    C C   
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1970
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article on the building has a photo of it; some of the bells are visible in the spire.  The history section ends with a paragraph about the carillon.

The church Website opens with a photo of the building, but apparently says nothing about the bells.

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

Where 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 26-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/01/01
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