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Address: Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA
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A gift from the people of the Netherlands to the people of the US. Beautiful music at the right time of day, and I'm sad that the tulips were out of season when I visited.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cobleskill, New York
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Cobleskill, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gift from the people of the Netherlands to the people of the US. Beautiful music at the right time of day, and I'm sad that the tulips were out of season when I visited.

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Washington, D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gift to the US from the Netherlands, the structure is utilitarian and nothing special, but it sure is amazing to hear the bells at the quarter hour - a longer clanging at the top of the hour and especially during summer concerts. The setting is gorgeous - with beautiful landscaping which in the springtime is an explosion of color.... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sight looked nice as we passed it on a night bus tour. It is not very convenient otherwise based on what I could see.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked to the Iwo Jima memorial and saw this close by,had no idea what it was but was glad we took the time to go investigate. A present from the Dutch for the help the U.S gave during WW2. Didn't hear the bells or see the tulips,we were here in March ,but was good to see while in the area.

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Walworth, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2017

What a wonderful the dutch gave to us as a thank you for helping them during world war 11. the tulips were in full bloom and it was pretty. Unfortunately, the carillion was not due to play when we were there and it would have been nice to hear it.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Being Dutch it was a nice surprise to find the Netherlands Carillion in Arlington. It was a gift from (former) Queen Juliana on her visit to the United States.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

A nice monument from our Dutch friends. Not sure about the bell tower chimes, I'm sure it's on a web page someplace. If you're visiting the Marine Corps memorial, it's worth a stroll.

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

With it's 50 bells, the tower is a patriotic jukebox. After it struck Noon, it played The National Anthem, and other songs.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

We often fail to realize how many countries were affected by WWII. The Netherlands, in appreciation of the U.S. assistance during the war, donated a very stylistic carillon. It is worth a walk across the park to visit this monument. I do not know when/if the bells in the carillon ever ring.

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Reviewed April 5, 2017

With a fair amount of parking near the Iwo Jima memorial, the carillon is a great place to get the full panorama of the DC monuments. Springtime is especially lovely, if the tulips and other blooms are still around.

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