Amsterdam church tower keeps residents up with late night ringing

The Westertoren in Amsterdam
The Westertoren in Amsterdam. (Photo: Alf van Beem / Wikimedia Commons)

Grumpy faces on Amsterdam residents on Friday morning can be blamed on sleep deprivation caused by the Westertoren. The bells of the church tower started playing at around 4:00 a.m. on Friday morning, and didn't stop until well after sunrise, AT5 reports.

The bells usually ring every quarter hour. But on Friday morning they didn't stop. The bells played continually from 4:00 a.m. until around 7:30 a.m., repeating the same tune over and over.

Why this happened is not yet clear. The coordinating caretaker told the Telegraaf that the problem may lie in the outdated computer. 

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