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Speelklok Museum

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If you are looking for a fun and cheerful cultural activity in the centre of Utrecht, you might want to visit the Museum Speelklok, the most cheerful museum in the Netherlands. The museum specializes in self-playing musical instruments, such as musical clocks, musical boxes, orchestrions and street organs. You can admire and hear these instruments during the lively museum tour, which is given hourly, at half past the hour, in Dutch and English. You can also discover the magical stories, technical craftsmanship and remarkable music of the different musical instruments at your own leisure with the Museum Expedition. For children, there is a treasure hunt with organ monkey Toon.

The Speelklok Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. During public holidays, it is also open on Mondays.

Speelklok Museum’s ticket prices are €14 for adults and €7.50 for children 4 to 12 years old. You can buy tickets online or at the museum entrance.

The Speelklok Museum is located in the Buurkerk, one of the largest and oldest parish churches of Utrecht. The address is Buurkerkhof 12, Utrecht. You can reach the museum by public transport (bus or train), by car or by bike. There are several parking garages and bike parking facilities nearby.

Some tips for visiting the Speelklok Museum are:

  • Check the website for special activities and events that might interest you.
  • Don’t miss the Royal Room, where you can see spectacular musical clocks and other self-playing musical instruments that were owned by monarchs.
  • Enjoy the music and try to guess which instrument is playing.
  • Respect the instruments and do not touch them unless you are allowed to.
  • Have fun and learn something new!

The Speelklok Museum also offers guided tours for groups, school programs, workshops and concerts. You can find more information on the website or contact the museum staff. The museum has a gift shop where you can buy souvenirs, books and CDs. There is also a café where you can have a drink or a snack.

The Museum Speelklok is a unique and fascinating place to visit for anyone who loves music and history. It will surprise you with its cheerful tunes and its amazing collection of self-playing musical instruments. Come and see for yourself!

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