Northern Virginia Sights

Netherlands Carillon

  • Meade and Marshall Drs. Map It
  • Arlington
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Outside the Arlington National Cemetery is the lovely and unusual 50-bell musical carillon presented to the United States by the Dutch people in 1960 in gratitude for aid received during World War II. For a good view of Washington, look to the east across the Potomac. From this vantage point the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol appear side by side. The bells are programmed to play patriotic music including the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful" and even the Dutch national anthem. Every week in the summer there are live concerts of jazz, pop, and other music.

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Meade and Marshall Drs., Arlington, Virginia, 22209, USA

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Published 01/10/2017


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