ZOETERMEER - NHK : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   N.H.Nikolaastoren
   Oude kerk
   Delfsewallen at Dorpsstraat
   Zoetermeer, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.05637, E 4.49593
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Carillonist:

   Gijsbert Kok
   E: g.kok22@ziggo.nl

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Sub-bourdon (origin unknown) swings

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 48 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is A# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up 10 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C 47/(F#)C --  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1977
     with bells made by Eijsbouts    (except for 1)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   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 1992
*Links:

The carillonneur's Website is under construction.

The Dutch Wikipedia article about the church has two photos of it, as well as one of the old clockwork (now disused) and one of the current clockwork (now motorized).  There is a bare mention of two church bells and the carillon.

The Dutch religious wiki page about the church has several photos of the tower, and mentions two church bells (one ancient) but not the carillon.  It does quote a news article from Sep.2016 about a forthcoming restoration of the tower, which would silence the carillon and the church bells.

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/Zuid Holland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 23-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/06/22
*Photos:

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