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Netherlands Carillon Freedom Concert

Date and Time for this Past Event

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023  4pm - 6pm

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Join the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the second annual Freedom Concert at the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, from 4-6 p.m. on May 10.

Experience the beautiful melodies of the unique 127-foot-tall, 53-bell musical monument, listen to an inspiring speech on freedom, and be captivated by a mesmerizing ballet performance.

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind event that celebrates friendship and freedom!

About the organizers

The Freedom Concert is organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with the George Washington Memorial Parkway of the National Park Service.

About the Netherlands Carillon

The people of the Netherlands gave the carillon to the people of the United States in 1952 to thank America for liberating the Netherlands during World War II and helping rebuild the Dutch economy through the Marshall Plan.

The 127-foot-tall musical instrument was installed at its current location in Arlington, Va., in 1960, overlooking Washington, D.C.

About Liberation Day & the Freedom Concert

Each year on May 5, the Netherlands celebrates Liberation Day, or the restoration of its freedom in 1945. It is therefore on/around this day that the embassy will present an annual “Freedom Concert.”

They will celebrate our freedom and friendship with a selection of arrangements played by American and Dutch carillonneurs at the Netherlands Carillon, and they will reflect on freedom by means of speeches by American and Dutch speakers.

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*This is not a Rosslyn BID sponsored event

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