Westerkerk

This church is built on the Prinsengracht canal. Located along one of the nicest, and historically wealthiest parts of town, this church was built for Protestants by Protestants. It was built between 1621 and 1630 and the steeple is the tallest point in central Amsterdam. The city ordinance doesn’t allow any building to pass the point.

Inside are numerous bells. The main event weights over 7000 kilos. The bells rest on wooden ‘chairs’ complicated wooden stands/foundations that absorb the vibrations of the ding dongs. If the wood was not their to absorb the noise, the bricks would crack!

Image 1This is in pencil.

 

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