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The voice of a bronze bell carries far, and carries a culture. The Chinese were the first to make the bronze sing. Over many centuries, the magical sound of the bell has been an archetype.

Bells peal over town and country, chanting melodies and ringing the time. They announce festivities and sad occasions. Sacred, musical or monotonous, the timbre of the bell goes through us and, consciously or not, influences our humanity.


The family firm of Royal Eijsbouts has mastered the craft of making single bells, carillons and clock bells since 1872. They have become world leaders in mould construction, casting, tuning, installation and the maintenance of bells.

The iconic nature of the bell, and the fact of a family firm making bells for a world market, motivated wijnen.vansijl to approach Royal Eijsbouts at their foundry in the town of Asten and to invite them to participate in the gallery of the Monument of Mankind.


MoM-Royal Eijsbouts is a reflection on the exceptional atmosphere of collaboration that flourishes among 50 specialists in the business of bell-making.

MoM - Royal Eijsbouts   2018

organization and employees of the family firm Royal Eijsbouts

  1. 1.     Bonaventura Eijsbouts 1872-1893,     Johan Eijsbouts 1893-1943,   Tuur Eijsbouts 1924-1962,     Max Eijsbouts 1942-1976

  2. 2.     Ton Donkers   electro mechanic

  3. 3.     Theo van der Linden  Project Manager

  4. 4.     John Hoebergen  electrical engineer

  5. 5.     Toon Hoefnagels   purchaser

  6. 6.     Henk van Blooijs   sales manager

  7. 7.     Matty Bergers constructor

  8. 8.     Anton Brinkman constructor

  9. 9.     Ricus Thijssen   head export

  10. 10.   Antonet de Groot,   administration

  11. 11.  Piet van Lieshout   head production

  12. 12.  Marc de Rooij   Head of Administration

  13. 13.  Audrey Koenen  accounting assistant

  14. 14.  Ans van de Beek  dept secretary

  15. 15.  tower of  the Reformed Church IJsselstein designed by Pasqualini 1535 is world famous for its pure Renaissance style:  possess a carillon by Eijsbouts

  16. 16.  “Multi-Tower Java island, Amsterdam” design 2005,  Henk Wijnen

  17. 17.  Ton Meulen  statue finisher

  18. 18.  Ruud Adriaans foundry worker

  19. 19.  Ture Slaats  clocks voter

  20. 20.  Pieter Joris  clocks voter

  21. 21.  Hanneke Eijsbouts

  22. 22.  Trees Eijsbouts

  23. 23.  Wim Hurkmans  foreman foundry

  24. 24.  Hein Jacobs  foundry worker

  25. 25.  Willy van de Boogaert  foundry worker

  26. 26.  Bert Augustus   campanologist

  27. 27.  Max Eijsbouts adm./comm. collaborator

  28. 28.  Joost Eijsbouts Managing Director

  29. 29.  Lucasz Opolski  grinder

  30. 30.  Joep van Brussel Deputy Director

  31. 31.  Ruben Roost  construction mechanic

  32. 32.  Rene Hoeben construction mechanic

  33. 33.  Martin Swinkels  construction mechanic

  34. 34.  Andre Sauve  foundry worker

  35. 35.  Ruud Douven  field service technician

  36. 36.  Bram Coolen  painter / gilder

  37. 37.  Jaap Leyten  field service technician

  38. 38.  Coen Feijen  chef mechanic

  39. 39.  Frank Reemers  mechanic

  40. 40.  Hans van Duijnhoven,   head mechanic field service

  41. 41.  Robin Winckens  construction mechanic

  42. 42.  Jan Plas  field service technician

  43. 43.  Arent Heemst  field service technician

  44. 44.  Dirk Fransen  mechanic

  45. 45.  Jos Welten  plate fitter

  46. 46.  Hans Terlouw  field service technician

  47. 47.  Martijn van Vliet field service technician

  48. 48.  Harald Maas  plate fitter

  49. 49.  Hein Deelen  field service technician

  50. 50.  Peter Werts  call force

  51. 51.  Wiebren Jouwsma  field service technician

  52. 52.  Jan Hagelaar  field service technician

  53. 53.  Wim Isbout field service technician

  54. 54.  Gerard van Hoof  field service technician

  55. 55.  “Amorfe Maagden Zij Daalden Neder”  column as a carrier 1994,  Wim van Sijl

MONUMENT of MANKIND

MONUMENT of MANKIND

MONUMENT of MANKIND

MONUMENT of MANKIND