(vanBergen Bellfoundry Museum)
   Provincialeweg at Geuzenstraat
   Heiligerlee, Groningen, Netherlands
   LL: N 53.15566, E 7.00756
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   Provincialeweg 46
   9677 PD  Heiligerlee
   T/F: 0597 41 81 99
   E: (Webform @


   (No regular schedule)


   Drum by J.H.Addicks & Zoon, Amsterdam;
   original location unknown; restored
   by Simon Laudy (Finsterwolde), who also
   made the bells.
   Broek system transmission, with 3
   external hammers per bell (some tracks
   of the drum remain unused).

*Technical data:

   Mechanical-automatic chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The whole instrument was installed in 2007
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008


The museum Website (in Dutch) has much information, including the opening schedule; all photos are clickable for larger versions.

Video of the drum in operation

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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/Groningen.


   This page was built from the database on 27-May-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/05/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/05/22

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