Museum Speelklok in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is without a doubt the most cheerful musical museum you’ll visit. It is home to the world’s most extensive collection of mechanical musical instruments, with over 600 instruments from all over the world, some of which are over 400 years old. During your visit, you’ll hear cheerful live music surrounding you from centuries-old self-playing musical instruments.
Steenweg 6, 3511 JP Utrecht, Netherlands
Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.
Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Any Age
- Adult: € 14.00
- Children 4 – 12 years: € 7.50
- Student: € 10.50
- Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): € 39.00
- CJP: € 10.50
- U-pas adult: € 7.00
- U-pas child: € 3.75
- Museumcard / Vriendenloterij VIP-card: € 0.00
230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard
It is located in a former factory building that was the home of the Dutch company N. J. Goudswaard & Zonen, which made musical instruments such as pianos and harpsichords.
Over the years, people’s desire to be surrounded by music led to the invention of all sorts of self-playing musical instruments, such as musical boxes, musical clocks (carillon clocks), the singing nightingale, orchestrions (self-playing orchestras), and the traditional Dutch street organs. The museum has a highly skilled restoration workshop, which keeps the tools operational and playing for generations.
Guided musical tours are available every hour.
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Best Time To Visit
The most popular times for visitors in Utrecht are between July and August. The weather hovers around 23°C (74°F) and there are lots of events and activities. Overall, the weather is never very extreme, and visiting during the off-season is also ideal. If you’re not a fan of called weather, try to avoid wintertime, as the average temperature is 2°C (35°F).
Remember to check the weather forecast a few days before the trip and before heading to the airport.
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