AMSTERDAM - ZK : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Zuider Kerk
   Zandstraat at Zanddwarstraat
   Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.37019, E 4.89949
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*Carillonist:

   Bernard Winsemius
   E: winsemius@planet.nl

*Contact:

   Zuiderkerk
   Zuiderkerkhof 72
   1011 WB  Amsterdam
   T: (0)20 3080399
   E: Webform, www.zuiderkerkamsterdam.nl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells of 1700 by N. Noorden.
   Building last used as a church in 1929.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1959
     with bells made by vanBergen   
   Prior history:
     In 1700, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1656, the instrument was begun with 32 bells
       by Hemony      
       (28 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   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 1969
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website for use of the building for events has two small pictures of the building, but no information about the bells.

The Wikipedia article on the building has several clickable photos of the tower, but only a very brief mention of the carillon.

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 miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the vanBergen bellfoundries, 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  3-Sep-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/08/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/15
*Photos:

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