Museum Speelklok is a musical museum located in Utrecht, Netherlands. This museum that was known before as Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement is mainly displayed automatically playing musical instruments. The museum was built in around 1956 started from an exhibition of mechanical organs and other musical instruments. The tour inside the museum will provides you with the experiences of hearing musics that are played by an automatic machine such as musical clocks, musical boxes, and orchestrions. The museum is open every day except Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curious about the museum and what things you can do inside the museum? Check some recommendations below.
Speelklok Museum Tour
Museum Speelklok has recently provides a new attraction for the visitors called Museum Expedition. Dicover the magical stories behind the musical instruments, the technical craftsmanship and other incredible things about the automatically playing musical instruments. Children can also enjoy the organ monkey toon there. Take the tour inside the museum and let yourself and your children get more knowledge about automatically playing music instruments while listening to the beautiful music from 16th century to nowadays music.
The Restoration Room
What things to do inside The Restoration Room? If you are interested with the skill and craftsmanship of the restorers in Museum Speelklok, make sure that you visit The Restoration Room. The tour inside The Restoration Room will make you discover how the restorers bring back some musical instruments and make it play incredible music for the visitors.
“Robots love Music” Exhibition
Started from 21st of September 2018 until 3rd of March 2019, Museum Speelklok will be showing musical robots. The exhibition was purposely made to make people understand that robots not only have brain, they also have heart. Not just Museum Speelklok, the robots will be shown in many attraction spots around Utrecht. So, what are you waiting for? Take the tour to Museum Speelkolk and discover the smarts musical robots there!
Tired and hungry after your tour around Museum Speelklok? Go straightly to Museumcafe Klok which located in the center of Buukerk. There are several menus that you can choose in the cafe such as freshly-made sandwiches, cake, coffee, and many more. How about your children? Don't worry, Museumcafe Klok will always provide their best lemonade special for children. Moreover, this cafe is not only available for the museum visitors, but also for those of you who do not have the tickets to Museum Speelklok.
Got amazed by the musical instruments inside Museum Speelklok and planning to have one? The museum gets you the answer. If you are interested to buy something that is related to the musical instruments, you can always visit the gift shop. Same with Museumcafe Klok, the gift shop is also available for those of you who don't have the tickets to Museum Speelklok. Inside, you will find so many things that you can buy as a gift such as books, CDs, DVD, music boxes, music toys and many more.
The Dom Tower
The Dom Tower or Domtoren in Dutch, is a church tallest tower in Netherlands. With the height of 112,5 metres, this splendid Gothic-style tower will catch your eyes easily. The tower was part of St.Martin Cathedral which the building process have never been finished because of the economic crisis in between 1321 to 1382. The tower has its own visitor center called RonDom which located in the square. The RonDom provide visitors with many activities such as guided tours and climbing 465 steps to the top of the tower. There are also several souvenirs there. Moreover, you can also get married here. So, what are you waiting for? Take the tour to Dom Tower and get yourself some amazing experiences of seeing Utrecht from the top.
How to Get Tickets?
If you are planning to go to Museum Speelklok, you can buy the ticket directly from the ticket booth. However, it is recommended to buy the ticket from the museum's official website so that you can avoid the long lines.
How To Get Around?
To get around Museum Speelklok, you can just easily go by foot. Make sure that you are wearing something comfortable for your feet since you are going to walk back and forth from one complex to another complex.
What Should I Wear?
If you are going to visit Museum Speelklok, just wear something that is comfortable for you. Make sure to check the weather in Utrecht so that you can travel easily.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Netherlands is when the daffodils and the tulips are blooming. Those flowers will bloom during the spring time in between April and May. It is also recommended to visit Utrecht in this months since there are so many indoor attractions and inland waterways that will make you more amazed with Utrecht.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy and you can find anything for your tour on this site. Even though you don't speak Dutch, there will be many people that will happily help you if you get lost.
How To Get There?
Museum Speelklok is located in the center of Utrecht city. You can easily get to the museum by foot, bicycle, or by bus. All the transports will spend less than 5 minutes. Make sure that you check the schedule if you want to get to Museum Speelklok by bus.
If you are planning on visiting Utrecht, make sure that you change your money to Euro currency before you go to Utrecht because they will never accept any money if it is not Euro. If you want to have dinner in Utrecht, they start dinner time early in between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. you can also leave some tips for the good services, usually around 10%-15% of the total order. Also, if you are going to visit nearby towns around Utrecht, it is recommended to go by high speed train as it would be faster and convenient.