It’s been a hard day’s tink: Beatles on the glockenspiel in Amsterdam

Photo: Robert Scarth via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Robert Scarth via Wikimedia Commons

Ready for a musical interlude? For the next few weeks Dam Square will be the backdrop to a number of glockenspiel concerts for Amsterdammers and the odd brave tourist.

The glockenspiel, in the tower of the palace, was installed in 1663 and people came in their thousands to listen to the concerts at Christmas and Easter.

No such crowds can be accommodated now, for obvious reasons, but you can have a say which of your favourite songs will be rendered in the tinkles of the glockenspiel.

Beatles songs will certainly figure, the organisers said, as well as old favourites such as Geef mij maar Amsterdam. The next concert is scheduled for August 16 and you have until Wednesday to vote for what you would like to hear.

The final concert is on August 30. Voting for that will start ten days in advance.

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