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Kaarsjesavond Candle Night Gouda


The people of Gouda in Holland burn candles at the traditional december candle night ‘Kaarsjesavond’ all over the historic town center, where Adrie Vergeer’s Gouda street organs ‘Pansfluiter’ (Pan whistler) and ‘Het Zonnetje’ (Little Sun) play, and the kids of Music school Gouda. When the candles in the giant tree on the central market square are lit, the Carillon is played by Boudewijn Zwart, and Gouda songs (Als de kaarsjes branden… Gouda stad van …) by Desiree Coumans with John de Heij (guitar) and Nils Davidse (piano) – sound on that freezing cold (-7°C / 19°F) Friday night December 16, 2008 in front of a massive crowd at the town hall in the city center of Gouda , Holland. Mensen in Gouda, bedankt!

Kaarsjesavond Candle Night Gouda ~ Music : Violins of the Kids Muziekschool Gouda , Street organs Pansfluiter & Het Zonnetje (Adrie Vergeer), Carillon by Boudewijn Zwart, songs by Desiree Coumans with John de Heij and Nils Davidse – Dec. 16, 2008 … Gouda people thanks! ~ Film : 20201211 Michel van der Burg | Miracles•Media

Candlelight Gouda – Kaarsjesavond

Tonight (Dec 13, 2013) is Candle Night in the Dutch town “Gouda”.

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Every year, mid December, “Kaarsjesavond” (Candlenight) is celebrated at the Market place (Markt) in Gouda (Holland), when the ordinary electric lighting gives place to innumerable candles. That same night filmed December 16, 2008 was very, very cold.
Carillon played by Boudewijn Zwart.
Gouda people, Thanks!

Creative Commons LicenseRecorded Gouda, December 16, 2008. Film “Candlelight Gouda” © 2011 Michel van der BurgSome Rights Reserved  – license Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
First published on channel012 of YouTube and imichel.com on December 13, 2011. Republished in post Dec 13, 2013 on michelvanderburg.com with updated info.

40.000 x “One Heart” – Hessel & Tess – Terschelling

Today 40.000 views! of duet “One Heart” by Hessel & Tess on Terschelling

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