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Dutch Chime in Arlington, Virginia

The Carillon of the Netherlands is a bell tower near Washington DC that was given to the United States as an expression of appreciation by the Dutch people for their help during and after World War II. The chime plays recorded music that is programmed to play automatically by computer. Its fifty bells give it two notes over four octaves. The Winchester chimes ring daily between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Other patriotic tunes are played at different times. Special concerts are presented on Saturdays and national holidays from May to September.

The Carillon of the Netherlands has pretty grassy gardens and offers a wonderful panoramic view of Washington, DC. During concerts, you can climb the tower and see the city from above.

Location

The Carillon of the Netherlands is located in Arlington, Virginia, next to the Iwo Jima Memorial. The closest tube station is Rosslyn.

Live concerts

Live concerts are held on Saturdays and holidays from May to September. Enjoy jazz, pop and patriotic music on the 50 carillon bells.

Automated concerts

  • Monday through Saturday at noon and at 6 pm – Mix of anthems of the armed forces
  • Sunday lunchtime: Star-Spangled Banner, Wilhelmus (the Dutch national anthem) and Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Sunday at 6 pm – Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and Eternal Father, Strong To Save (the Navy Hymn)
  • May 5 (Dutch Liberation Day) at noon and 6 pm – Star-Spangled Banner, Wilhelmus (the Dutch national anthem)
  • Labor Day at 9:04 am – Star-Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and Eternal Father, Strong To Save (the Navy Hymn)
  • Thanksgiving at noon and 6 pm – Simple gifts and we get together
  • December 31 at 6 pm – Auld Lang Syne

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