BREUKELEN : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Kasteel Nijenrode
   Nyenrode Business Universiteit
   Straatweg
   Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.16406, E 5.00937
*Original location (13 bells, 1928-40):
   Huize Witzand
   Blaricum
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*Player:

   Jan Willem Achterkamp

*Contact:

   Nyenrode Business Universiteit
   *parcel:
     Straatweg 25
     3621 BG Breukelen
   *postal:
     PO Box 130
     3620 AC Breukelen
   T: (0)346 291 211   E: info@nyenrode.nl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Only the hour bell remains of 6 cast
   by Taylor in 1915; the other 5 were
   removed when the Blaricum bells were
   brought here by Addicks in 1940; 2 new
   bells added then (low and high F).

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is F  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up 17 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range: (G )C G   /    ----  
   There are three added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1940
     with bells made by Taylor in 1928
   Year of latest technical information source is 1970

*Links:

Wikipedia photo of the Kasteel van Nijenrode; the bells are clearly visible in the open lantern of the tower.

The University Website has an aerial photo of the castle in the rotating series on the home page.  There is a page about the chime, with photos of the bells, keyboard and drum, and a detailed history.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Utrecht.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  9-Feb-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1975/07/20


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