Many carillonneurs have fond memories of the Amersfoort Monument of the Belgians. Since the years 1950 this small building houses the only outdoor practice carillon of the Netherlands. The instrument has been played throughout the years by generations of carillonneurs. The commemoration of World War I has led to a thorough restoration of the monument, that keeps the memory of the many Belgian refugees who in 1914-1918 were sheltered in the Netherlands, Amersfoort being one of the major centers. During the restoration the carillon had to be taken out. On 26 October the monument and its carillon will be re-inaugurated with a ceremony in presence of the Belgian ambassador and the major of Amersfoort. The music during the ceremony will be played by Konrad Koselleck and members of his bigband, the Corps of Reservists and carillonneur Christiaan Winter.
All are invited for the ceremony, which is on Wednesday 26 October, 15:00-16:00 h., at the Monument of the Belgians, Belgenlaan, Amersfoort.
Editors of Dutch Carillon News