Last night, Saturday 25 on Sunday 25 March , we could sleep an hour less. Daylight saving time is at 00.00 tonight entered. Your Smartwatch and mobile automatically show the correct time, but what about the clock of the Grote Kerk in The Hague?

When the church in 00 was finished, the tower probably immediately received a few bells, a clock and a carillon. For each hour a simple melody was played, the so-called grace note. The ringing bell not only had the function of calling believers to prayer, because the bells also warned of danger or fire.

Clock on summer time

How is the church clock set to summer or winter time? We thought someone turned the clock manually in the middle of the night. That is not the case. The Grote Kerk is also moving with the times. The clock automatically advances at 2 AM. Only that does not happen in one go, because the clock cannot be turned forward an hour in one go. Every minute the clock is advanced a bit, so that it is on summer time at 5 o’clock.

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