Petrustoren | Woerden

Woerden has a beautiful sounding carillon in the Petrustoren on the Kerkplein.

The earliest history of the carillon in Woerden goes back to 1557. In 1964 the current carillon was placed with 37 bells and in 1974 expanded to 47 bells. It plays every fifteen minutes; a recognizable sound for many a Woerdenaar.
On the occasion of the 50-year jubilee in 2014, an Es clock was added to the carillon on 30 March 2015, so that the chime now counts 48 clocks.

Every other week, during the market on Wednesday mornings, on various Friday evenings and Saturdays and on special occasions, the characteristic clock concert sounds optimally. Then the carillon is played manually by carillonneur Henk Verhoef or by a guest carilloneur.

The tower consists of 203 ste…

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Woerden has a beautiful sounding carillon in the Petrustoren on the Kerkplein.

The earliest history of the carillon in Woerden goes back to 1557. In 1964 the current carillon was placed with 37 bells and in 1974 expanded to 47 bells. It plays every fifteen minutes; a recognizable sound for many a Woerdenaar.
On the occasion of the 50-year jubilee in 2014, an Es clock was added to the carillon on 30 March 2015, so that the chime now counts 48 clocks.

Every other week, during the market on Wednesday mornings, on various Friday evenings and Saturdays and on special occasions, the characteristic clock concert sounds optimally. Then the carillon is played manually by carillonneur Henk Verhoef or by a guest carilloneur.

The tower consists of 203 steps, the climb consists of a number of stages. On every mezzanine, the company stops under the guidance of a guide from the Guild who tells about the history of Woerden, the tower, the immense bells and the paintings of the city.

Rock petrhooms? That is possible every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
For more information about climbing Petrustors, please contact VVV Woerden.

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Address:
Kerkplein 5 b
3441 BG Woerden
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