Koning Willem-Alexander Carillon


   N. H. Kerk
   Ganzenmarkt at 't Plaeske
   Ootmarsum, Overijssel, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.40720, E 6.89579
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City locator maps and gazetteer page


   Henk Verhoef
   E: HenkVerhoef@xs4all.nl
*Former carillonists:
   2013-14 Hylke Banning & Esther Schopman
   2014-21 Jan Willem Achterkamp


   Stichting Carillon Ootmarsum
   E: rcm.barenbrug@outlook.com [secretary]
   - or -
   Protestanse Gemeente Ootmarsum
   Ganzenmarkt 31, 7631 EM  Ootmarsum
   T: 0541/859856,  06/2504 7237
   E: ineveneklaas@gmail.com


   Autoplay hourly during the day


   Hung in a frame for 44; keyboard has
   dropped keys in bass and treble.
   Keyboard configuration uncertain, as
   photos show two different arrangements.
   External clappers designed by Bote
   Holman; dual suspension straps are
   also return springs.
   Autoplay added in 2016.
   Also a larger church bell (1844, maker
   unknown) in center of belfry

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 25 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 2013
     with bells made by Eijsbouts    
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EH    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014

The Website of the carillon is in Dutch, but has much information and several photos.

The Facebook presence of the carillon has several more photos, and reveals that the church bell is hung in the center of the tower.

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the town does not mention this church.  However, Wikimedia Commons has a category for it, with many photos.  Unfortunately, all of those which show the tower predate the installation of the carillon, and show only a single large bell hanging in the center.

The Website of the church has contact information, but no photo of the building and no mention of these bells.  The history page has a tiny photo of the top of the tower.

Where 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/Overijssel.

   This page was built from the database on  2-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/11/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/10/22

(none available)

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