Noordeinde at Middendam
     Noord-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.45935, E 5.03567
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   P. Buurs


   Waterlandmuseum de Speeltoren
   Noordeinde 2-4
   1141 AM Monnickendam
   T: 0299-652203




   2 bells by de Haze, 1687.  The oldest
   hand-playable chime in the Netherlands.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 17 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  9 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1596
     with bells made by vandenGheyn  (except for 2)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1976

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the building has a photo of it, and some history of the bells.

The museum in the tower has its own Website, with a page about the bells; there are photos and a video, but unfortunately no details of their makers.  The Contact page has two more photos of the tower.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanden Gheyn bellfoundry, 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/Noord-Holland.

   This page was built from the database on 26-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/21
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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