ROTTERDAM - STL : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Sint Laurenstoren
   N.H.Kerk (Groote Kerk)
   Grotekerkplein
   Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.92155, E 4.48493
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Richard de Waardt
   E: richarddewaardt/@/hotmail DOTcom
   - and -
   Geert Bierling
   E: gbierling /@/ caiway DOTnl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Drum has 40 tracks; largest drum in NL.
   3 swinging bells by Eijsbouts

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 49 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the bass octave
   Transposition is down 3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 48/    A#G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The present keyboard was installed in 20xx
     by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1963, the instrument was enlarged to 49 bells
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
     In 1940, the instrument was enlarged to 44 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     Previously, the instrument was enlarged to 39 bells
       by an unknown maker
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1661, the instrument was begun with 35 bells
       made by Hemony      
       (28 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 60 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   25 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  64 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  70%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about this church has current and historical photos of the building, and a photo of the largest mechanical drum in NL.  A paragraph about the tower includes the history of the carillon and the three swinging bells.

A Waymarking page for these bells has 16 photos of the building.

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 second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, 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/Zuid-Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/06/04
*Photos:

(none available)

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