What is a “speelklok”? It’s a Dutch word that refers to a clock that plays music, like a grandfather clock.
But this museum in Utrecht has so much more. The collection of dance hall organs and street organs is something to behold. Join the museum staff on a guided tour of the ground floor and they will play these marvelous music machines for you. Imagine the dance halls of yesteryear with dancers swirling to the songs.
Lovers of antiques will enjoy looking at the intricate carvings on the pieces and learning how they function.
You’ll also find music boxes, clocks, carillon bells and many other interesting pieces.
The Speelklok museum is located in a beautiful, historic church in the center of Utrecht. Highly recommended for music aficionados, history lovers and the young at heart.