Museum Speelklok, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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Overview

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.

Country

Netherlands

Approx. Duration

2 – 3 Hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

Local Currency

Euro

Price Level

Min. Price

From: € 7.50

Address

Steenweg 6, 3511 JP Utrecht, Netherlands

Spoken Languages

Dutch (official language), Frisian is spoken in the northern province of Friesland. English, German and French are widely spoken.

Recommended Age

Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors, Any Age

Pricing Details


  • 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

Electricity

230 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two round pins are standard

Safety


Additional Information

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.

 

lightbulb icon Guided musical tours are available every hour.

 

Images by:
bertknot from scarborough, australia, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

There is a small restaurant for coffee and fresh sandwiches. You’ll find many other places to eat right outside of the museum.