De Speeltoren in Edam
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De Speeltoren in Edam

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This tower of the Onze Lieve Vrouwe or Kleine Kerk dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. As early as 1350, mention was made of a church or chapel on this site. The church itself was demolished in 1882, but the stone foundation was rebuilt between 2006 and 2007. The slender late Gothic tower bears a carillon from 1561, cast by Pieter van de Ghein from Mechelen. Later the carillon was expanded considerably. That is also the reason that some of the bells hang outside the open lantern. In 1972 a local resident discovered that the tower was in danger of falling, fortunately the danger could be averted in time.

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1135 AM Edam-Volendam
North Holland The Netherlands

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