BOLSWARD : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Stadhuistoren
   Jongemastraat at Wipstraat
   Bolsward (Boalsert),
     Friesland, Netherlands
   LL: N 53.06195, E 5.52300
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*Carillonist:

   Klaas de Haan
   E: kldehaan/@/xs4all DOTnl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original 35 bells, cast 1949, were in
   the first transportable carillon;
   2 basses added on installation here.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 44 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    ----  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1967
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1955, the instrument was begun with 37 bells
       with bells made by Eijsbouts   
       (all bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E26   
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1967
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the city has a photo of the Stadhuis; the bells are visible in the open octagonal belfry.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts 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/Friesland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 28-Feb-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/02/27
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/07
*Photos:

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