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“Interesting museum in the center of Utrecht about all kind of automatic musical instruments.”
Review of Museum Speelklok

Museum Speelklok
Ranked #6 of 115 things to do in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Museum Speelklok, the most cheerful museum in the Netherlands! During a visit to the typical Dutch Museum Speelklok, cheerful live music will surround you from centuries-old self-playing musical instruments. The history of these instruments started back in 16th century the Netherlands with the use of church carillons. Over the centuries, the general desire of people to be surrounded by music, led to the invention of all sorts of self-playing musical instruments: musical clocks, musical boxes, orchestrions (self-playing orchestras) and the traditional Dutch street organs. All of these instruments, including the famous street organ named Arabier and the so-called 8th world wonder the Violina, can be admired and heard during the lively museum tour. Thanks to the highly skilled Restoration Workshop, the collection is kept playing and this craft can be passed on from this generation to the next.
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Interesting museum in the center of Utrecht about all kind of automatic musical instruments. Beautiful big organs, street organs etc. There is also a nice cafe with great coffee and cake.

Thank Meijssie
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum of old dance hall organs, street organs, player pianos and other mechanical musical instruments, clocks etc. Definitely take the guided tour so that you can hear the instruments being played. Our guide was very informative and very entertaining and kind with the children. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank GJune44
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

I loved this place. I wish we could have heard more but we were on a children's tour that was given in dutch but our guide did give us a brief english summary at each stop. Loved seeing all the instruments and getting to hear several of them. I was especially pleased to see a Porter music box, made near my hometown. Great for children and adults.

Thank RockingGiraffe
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Impressive collection of self played musical instruments! what we liked the most was the exhibition of the marble machine! must see!

Thank Martha T
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Super friendly and informative staff. I felt very accommodated.

The exhibition is very interesting, but it's worth waiting for a guided tour. The story and demonstrations complete the experience.

They also have a wardrobe section that fits even larger bags and a shop where you can buy quirky presents. Oh, and a café/restaurant :)

Just as an FYI, on crowded weekend days, with the traditional rain, it's quite easy to miss the entrance, so pay attention :)

Thank Claudiu D
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