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Address: Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA
Phone Number: 703-289-2553
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Washington DC in One Day: Guided Sightseeing Tour

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A gift from the people of the Netherlands

This 50 bell carillon represents the friendly relations between the nations, and is in thanks for the US aid during WWII. The area also has thousands of tulip bulbs from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This structure is very close to the Marine Corp Memorial. It is worth seeing and learning it's history as a gift from the people of The Netherlands to the United states in appreciation for help during World War 2.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This 50 bell carillon represents the friendly relations between the nations, and is in thanks for the US aid during WWII. The area also has thousands of tulip bulbs from Holland. The bells chime on the hour, and there occasional concerts during the Summer. There is also a great view of the Capitol area, across the Potomac, from this area.

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

If you are walking from Iwo Jima Memorial to Cemetery or vice versa, stop here for the view of DC. The people of the Netherlands are eternally grateful to the USA who fought and died there during WW2. My Uncle Raymond is buried in the Netherlands with his unit after dying in the Battle of the Bulge.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

At this point you have a wonderfull view at downtown Washington, the Mall. It is also close to the Iwo Jima Monument

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Try to visit the carillon when it plays... such a neat experience! At the very least, review it on YouTube ahead of time to see what it actually does and is for. A significant gift from the Netherlands, it is just between the Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima statue) and Arlington National Cemetery. Worth the visit - plan a picnic... More 

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Hurricane, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Right next door and within audible range. A quick walk from the Arlington Cemetery to this and the memorial.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I was planning a road trip to see a few specific attractions, and this was one of them. I planned my departure time and route carefully to make sure that I could arrive at the carillon by 6 pm in order to be able to hear the music. I arrived and found that the carillon has a lovely park setting... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

If you are visiting The Iwo Jima Memorial, the Netherlands Carilon is adjacent. If you are fortunate enough to be ther,e when the bells play, it will be icing on the cake!

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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This feature of the ANC isn't necessarily known for its looks, but for its sounds. The bells are lovely as they peacefully chime over the reverent silence of ANC. You will easily hear them throughout your visit, no need to try and find them.

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Danvers, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I think initially it was nice, but its in a state of disrepair. Rusty... dark, chalky black in color. The bells go off now and again, but we never heard anyone actually play them. This is one attraction not worth the 3 minute walk to get to. SKip it, stay with Iwo Jima and all there is in Arlington Cemetery.

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