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Classical music

Carillon concerts in the Nutstuin

Grote Kerk drone Den Haag
City center
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The carillon in the tower of the Grote Kerk (Big Church) is played three times a week. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, city carilloneur Gijsbert Kok plays the carillon of St James' tower between 12 noon and 1 pm. You can listen to a programme with a wide range of musical styles. The performances can be heard in the Nutstuin (entrance to Jan Hendrikstraat) or around the tower. There is an occasional livestream on the YouTube channel of Stichting Carillon Den Haag.

For centuries, it was played in the Hague Tower on market days. The instruction, drawn up 22 January 1742, shows that it had to be played for at least an hour on Mondays and Fridays from 11am. After the tower and carillon restoration between 1951 and 1957, Wednesdays were added to the weekly playing times. Since then, the current playing times have applied.

Listening place
Since May 2011, the centre of The Hague has a beautiful location where carillon playing from the Hague Tower can be heard in peace and quiet. Thanks to financial support from Fonds 1818, a neglected car park was professionally transformed into a lively, beautiful city garden (Nutstuin), accessible to everyone free of charge on weekdays. The entrance is on Jan Hendrikstraat. Benches have also been placed around the Grote Kerk with beautiful planting where you can take a seat to listen quietly.

nutstuin en grote kerk
The Nutstuin. 

Dates and Times

6 February 31 December
12:00 – 13:00
12:00 – 13:00
12:00 – 13:00
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