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“Disappointed that we were not able to climb to top” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Netherlands Carillon

Netherlands Carillon
Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA
703-289-2553
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Ranked #22 of 28 Attractions in Arlington
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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New England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Disappointed that we were not able to climb to top”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I thought we could climb to the top of this, but it was locked when we visited. We did hear the bells and the tulips in April were lovely. Nice stop on our walk between the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best view of the monuments”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great place to visit on a sunny day and maybe bring a picnic too. It has the best view of the DC monuments, day or night, and a great place to watch the fireplace on July 4th. You have to come early for this or you will not find a place to sit or stand!

Visited May 2012
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Aldie, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Nice place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a great place to just stop and relax after you visit Arlington cemetery. The flower in from of the bells where beautiful. The great part about this place is its not to crowded.

Visited July 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best View Of Capital Skyline”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Directly from the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, walk just a minute south to the Netherlands Carillon. (Both the war memorial and carillon are National Park Service sites administered by the George Washington Memorial Parkway.) If you can plan ahead, you can call 703.289.2500 and ask if a Park Ranger could take you on a carillon tour. The top of the carillon provides the hands-down best view of the nation's capital! After visiting the carillon, you can continue to walk a couple minutes south and you can enter directly via a pedestrian trail into Arlington National Cemetery.

Visited December 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Best View of the City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

From the Marine Memorial (Iwo Jima) and the Netherlands Carillon you have the best view of Washington, D.C. It's the one you see the photos of where the Lincoln, Monument and Capitol are lined up with full moon in background. Go up there to the Easter Sunrise Service and watch the sunrise over the city. Go to one of the free concerts there by the Marine Band. Take photos. But mostly, give thanks to the Marine's who have sacrificed their lives for us and who have defended those who cannot defend themselves. It's a beautiful park and next to Arlington Cemetery. So stop by and see both. Worth the visit.

Visited April 2012
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