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Museum Speelklok

Steenweg 6, 3511 JP Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 231 2789
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If you plan to visit Utrecht you can spend 2 hours in this museum. We visited it 1.04.2018. (Easter... read more

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Olga S
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Its a nice and amazing surrounding for visitors in Utrecht in a old place.

On August 18 of the year 1956 it finally happened! That day Mr. C.J.A. de Ranitz, mayor of Utrecht... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Steenweg 6, 3511 JP Utrecht, The Netherlands
Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you plan to visit Utrecht you can spend 2 hours in this museum. We visited it 1.04.2018. (Easter Sunday) so there were no a lot of visitors. They provide a half-hour tour telling about objects and showing it's playing. Other time you can explore...More

Thank Olga S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On August 18 of the year 1956 it finally happened! That day Mr. C.J.A. de Ranitz, mayor of Utrecht, the exhibition 'From Music Box to Pierement'. This day can also be seen as the birthday of the current 'Museum Speelklok'.

1  Thank tonw307
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the museum with my 5-year old who is interested in music and mechanics, and we both had a great time. Besides the gorgeous and intricate self-playing music boxes of all types, I liked the converted-church setting, which was a welcome oasis from the...More

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed spending an afternoon there with our 4 and 8 years old kids. The museum itself is interactive, musical (of course !) and original. During school holidays, there are extra activities for the kids, we enjoyed a very well done show about Beauty and...More

Thank Claire-Alan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You definitely need to take the tour through the museum. The guide activated many of the pieces on display- both big and small and it goes a long way in making the museum visit more memorable. The tour is free, and is offered every hour...More

Thank Renae L
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Nice Museum to stop in for an hour or 2 . Children enjoyed and learnt a few things while having fun .

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We visited this museum as a family with two young children and it was one of the highlights of our trip through The Netherlands. The automatons & street organs are like nothing you've seen -- they have a great & varied collection. There are nice...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is wonderful museum! I recommend going on a tour. I caught the end of 2 tours and that was when I got to hear the songs.

Thank acoghill
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Unique museum of automatic musical instruments. The great thing is that the museum offers a short guided tour in which the guy really plays 4/5 hundred years old instruments! Moreover you can listen to the recorded sound of many other instruments.

2  Thank Jose_el_Sabio
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I took my 2 year old son here for a day out and we loved it. They changed the format of the museum from the last time I was there so there is a tour but also you are able to explore on your own,...More

Thank Jen V
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