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“Chimes in lovely tones on the hour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Netherlands Carillon

Netherlands Carillon
Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA
703-289-2553
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Ranked #23 of 36 attractions in Arlington
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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McLean, Virginia
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“Chimes in lovely tones on the hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The Netherlands Carillon is a gift from the people of the Netherlands to the people of the United States in appreciation for their liberation from the Nazis during WWII. The bell tower is impressive, as are the sculpted bronze lions guarding it. Beautiful tulip gardens were in bloom today.

This performing monument is well worth the short walk from the USMC War Memorial (also known as the Iwo Jima Memorial).

On the hour, the carillon chimed lovely tones.

The restroom facilities are portable toilets.

Visited April 2013
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New England
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“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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“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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“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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“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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