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Netherlands Carillon

Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA
+1 703-289-2553
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Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA
+1 703-289-2553
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located near the Marine Corps Memorial, the Carillon provides many terrific views of the area. We were lucky to be there as the bells chimed, which made our visit better.

Thank 86MissyJ
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Carillon and the adjacent Marine Corps Memorial are walkable from Arlington National Cemetery or from Rosslyn Metro Station. The view is one of the best in the Washington area, featuring the Potomac, Mall, and Capitol in the distance. The Carillon grounds have tulips in...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The carillon is located adjacent to the Marine Corps War Memorial, right next to Arlington National Cemetery, and was gifted to the United States by the people of the Netherlands as thanks for US support during World War II. The bells chime on the hour...More

Thank Boise_Jax
Reviewed 30 August 2017

You can visit it while walking to the Marine memorial, but it's uninspiring and I wouldn't go out of your way to see it

Thank Orangedog42
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It's hard to tell what it is at first, just between the long walk in Arlington Cemetery and The U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, its the perfect place to take a break and relax, big open field, sweet bells!

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The Carillon is a wonderful gift from The Netherlands for assistance by the US during WWII. The Carillon concerts throughout the summer are terrific, and just being there when the Carillon chimes the time every 15 minutes is lovely. This is adjacent to the Iwo...More

Thank HJC404
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My husband and I walked here late at night since it was close to our hotel and the views were amazing. We sat for a little while and enjoyed the views and all the airplanes coming in! Great place for views of DC.

Thank jessta7
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I never knew of this until we passed it on our walk from the Iwo Jima memorial to Arlington cemetery. It had a neat little write up about how this was a gift from the Netherlands to the US for their aid in the war....More

Thank Annie-Ryan T
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The most intersting thing is the fact this was a gift from the Netherlands to the US for freeing them from Nazi occupation. Those Dutch are nice people.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I had never heard of this before so reading the story behind it was interesting. The carillon itself is a very cold and intimidating structure which is a strong contrast to what it represents. The guide at Arlington mentioned that they held concerts there during...More

Thank Cris P
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