This simple dedication on the Netherlands Carillon expresses the gratitude of the Dutch people for American aid received during and after World War II. The carillon itself symbolizes a friendship between the people of two countries, a friendship so rooted in a common allegiance to the principles of freedom, justice, and democracy that it can weather any temporary differences of opinion. Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon’s 50 bells. Meet on the lawn at the foot of the carillon. Free and open to everyone!