SLOTERMEER : NETHERLANDS

   Vrijheidscarillon (Freedom Carillon)

*Location:

   Klokkestoel
   Plein '40-'45   (aka Plein 1940-1945)
   Slotermeerlaan at Jan deJonghkade
   Slotermeer,
     Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.37966, E 4.82122
*Former locations (1949-61):
   Various, including Dam Square in 1955
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Klaas de Haan
   E: kldehaan/@/xs4all DOTnl
*Former carillonists:
   4My1961 ded. Romke de Waard

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Automatic Valerius music at half hour

*Remarks:

   Expansion added 4 basses & 4 trebles

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 31 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is B  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 11 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C --  /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1995
     with 16 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1949, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by vanBergen   
       (15 bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about this carillon has a photo of it, and a full description of its design and construction.

A peace carillon page has photos and additional information.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundries, 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 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  8-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/03/07
*Photos:

(none available)

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