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Provincie Friesland Local Customs: 5 reviews and 5 photos

  Bell tower
by nighthawk
 
 

Throughout the province of Friesland (the most in the south west area)are some remarkable monuments, that being original bell towers.
Building church towers was an expensive thing to do and because people wanted to announce church services and/or the passing away of a fellow villager in a dignified manner, they searched for a cheaper solution, thus coming to build bell towers.

Different parts of Friesland have different way of building a bell tower, ie the towers in Skarsterlan have a so called helmet roof: a kinda hat of 4 equal, curved shape roofings.

The local tourist information service has a nice booklet with a route by these bell towers.

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  • Written May 20, 2004
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