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Museum Speelklok, Utrecht
(4.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Museum Speelklok displays a collection of self-playing musical instruments, such as music boxes, musical clocks, pianolas, and turret clocks. Here, you'll also see several of the quintessentially Dutch large street organs, or barrel organs. Opened in 1958 following a highly successful exhibit called "From Musical Box to Street Organ," the museum has developed a collection of automatic mechanical instruments recognized worldwide. Join the guided tour to learn more about the history of each instrument. On the tour, you'll also have the chance to interact with the items on display. Put Museum Speelklok and other Utrecht attractions into our Utrecht trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Very well with extensive notes. Also on its own initiative to go through with old music organs and also modern sound and image notes and movement and music toys.
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  • 各种制作精美的音乐盒和管风琴。从原理解释到发展历史,到风琴展示一应俱全。只是guide tour是荷兰语的,略有不变,但是小册子有中文的,非常好!值得一去 
  • Very popular with young children, so if you want to explore the exhibits in depth, visit here out of peak times. The tour was disappointing as the guide refused to say much in English despite several ...  more »
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  • Very original museum with all kinds of mechanical musical instruments on display. Be sure to take the (free) guided tour though: the musical boxes and street organs are best appreciated when operated live. Also a very nice place for a quick lunch or a nice cup of coffee.
  • I was there in June and there was not many people, but enough to have a guided tour. I was the only one non-dutch speaking and the lady that guided us first told everyone everything in dutch and then she would especially translate it to english for me. The museum itself is amazing and I would go there again with friends/family 5/5!
  • The idea of watching these old self playing music instruments work in front of your eyes is totally beautiful ( unlike other music museums that let you listen to the music just in headphones ) The guide was lovely I think it's just a little expensive for 12 euros and the collection is not that huge.
  • The guide was charming and lovely, and the place is definitely worth a visit. Sadly enough some exhibits were out of order. Still, a recommended place.
  • Where else can you see a few hundred year old machine play the Game Of Thrones theme tune? Or a rabbit playing a violin?