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“Time for a little maintenance?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Netherlands Carillon

Netherlands Carillon
Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA
703-289-2553
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Ranked #32 of 72 things to do in Arlington
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Time for a little maintenance?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Ok, Iḿ Dutch and you should not tell anybody what to do with stuff once youǘe given it away as a present. But also carillons do need a bit of maintenance once in a while....

Visited May 2015
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English first
Pensacola, Florida
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“Nice bonus to the Marine Corp Monument”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You will see this when you visit the Marine Corp Monument as it is right next door. On the moonlight monument tour they also tell you about it as you circle the Marine Monument. For us it was enough to see and learn about on our tour. I was not aware you could climb. I will have to do that next time.

Visited April 2014
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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“Nice, but not a main stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

An interesting carillon (bell tower) not far from the Iwo Jima memorial. Likely to be something you'll see driving by, as there's no real parking nearby.

Visited February 2015
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Arlington VA
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“Simply an excellent vista and the chimes/carillon is outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This monument is definitely worth a stop. The people of the Netherlands commissioned the monument in 1954 to thank the US for our support during and after WWII. It is surrounded by tulips during the summer which is kind of cool as well. But the view from the top is phenomenal! You look out over the tulips, to the Potomac, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the Capital in the background. The upper deck is closed in the winter but open during warmer months. This is also a great place to watch the moon rise over DC. Remember, a full moon always rises at sunset, so time your visit accordingly, if you want to get a shot of the full moon.

Visited January 2015
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Falls Church, Virginia
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“Website not up to date and the structure is a let down in need of repair”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The official website leads one to believe that there is a daily recording of the bells played at noon. On the day we visited, there were no bells played so we improvised with our i-phones to hear a concert....Sadly the tower is in poor shape and needs some tender loving care. The biggest attraction is its proximity to the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the view, along with 2 large statues that are good for climbing and posing. If the website were updated to accurately list when we could actually hear the bells, there would certainly be more of a reason to visit.

Visited December 2014
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