Thursday, 21 June 2012 10:00

Opheusden, Netherlands Reformed Congregation (29/II/P, 2002-2014)

The church

The church of the Netherlands reformed Congregation is in the past years several times enlarged and can now, including two large galeries, give place to 1.500 persons. The organ is located in a corner next to the liturgical center causing the organ to have two display sides under a 90 degree angle allowing the sound to reach every seat in the church.

The organ

The display design is unusually large after Dutch standards: each display side has it's own pipe tower and 6 flat pipe fields. At the corner of the organ case the console is placed and crowned by the main pipe tower which holds the largest pipes of the Prestant 16'.

The organ has two manual divisions of 56 notes and a Pedal of 30 notes. The Hoofdwerk (Great) has 11 stops, the Zwelwerk (swell) also 11 stops and the Pedaal (Pedal) 7 stops.

Some details

The key action as well as the stop action are completely mechanical. The naturals of the of the balanced keyboards received an overlay of bone and the sharps are made from ebony. The stop knobs as well as the cheeks are made of coromandel wood. The pedal board is made of oak.


There are 23 photo's online of the organ during assembly since june 2001:

Build-up in the church:

Additional Info

  • Location: Opheusden (NL)
  • Inauguration: Saturday, 23 March 2002
  • Activity: Nieuwbouw
  • Stoplist:
    Pedaal, C-f1
    Contrabas 16'
    Subbas 16'
    Open Fluit 8'
    Roerquint 5 1/3'
    Octaaf 4'
    Bazuin 16'
    Trompet 8'

    Hoofdwerk (I), C-g3
    Prestant 16'
    Prestant 8'
    Dwarsfluit 8'
    Roerfluit 8'
    Octaaf 4'
    Koppelfluit 4'
    Octaaf 2'
    Mixtuur V
    Cornet V
    Fagot 16'
    Trompet 8'

    Zwelwerk (II), C-g3
    Prestant 8'
    Holfluit 8'
    Viola di Gamba 8'
    Voix Céleste 8'
    Open Fluit 4'
    Nasard 2 2/3'
    Woudfluit 2'
    Carillon 1 3/5' + 1'
    Basson 16'
    Hobo 8'
    Vox Humana 8'


    Mechanical key and stop action.

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