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I liked this museum very much, it is located in the very center, a group tour was about 3 o`clock... read more

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Minsk, Belarus
Staff were helpful and museum was great.

The member of staff doing our tour was lovely, very helpful! He went above and beyond and was very... read more

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Museum Speelklok, the most cheerful museum in the Netherlands! During a visit to the typical Dutch Museum Speelklok, cheerful live music will surround you from centuries-old self-playing musical instruments. The history of these instruments started...more
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Steenweg 6, 3511 JP Utrecht, The Netherlands
Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this museum very much, it is located in the very center, a group tour was about 3 o`clock. There was a group of 6 people, most of the were Dutch, but the guide also spoke English specially for 2 of us. There was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The member of staff doing our tour was lovely, very helpful! He went above and beyond and was very passionate. It was a little more expensive than i'd expected but I did enjoy my time there. Thank you!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reason we went to the museum was because of their cafe klok. Wanted to have tea break and saw this cafe offers coffee and cakes. We had the apple cake and caramel chocolate cake, both were delicious!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised that it is bigger than it looks from the outside. The museum provide a guide to explain everything in dutch and English. They also play most musical instruments in there. Exciting instruments you won't hear or see so often anywhere (because of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interestingly enough, having lived near Utrecht for most of my youth I'd never visited Museum Speelklok and even after while on holiday visiting family we never went there although family members had recommended it. During this family holiday (with older daughters, one with husband) we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First rate museum of automated machinery designed to musically entertain. From single instrument players up to the massive machines designed to be installed in dance halls during the pre-jukebox era. All placards are in Dutch and English along with a guided tour. During the tour,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We ended up going to this museum after seeing their marketing around Utrecht "Robots love Christmas music". I didn't really know what to expect but the whole museum was delightful. I definitely recommend the free tour because they play many of the items which you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

I was slightly apprehensive when my wife suggested we visit the “Speelklok” Museum. I was pleasantly surprised. Huge selection of music making “machines”. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Utrecht.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

A fascinating experience.... The modern interactive music machines are superb... Recommended for a kids visit as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank happy4clive
Reviewed December 12, 2018

You have to wait for a tour to really experience this very cool museum. It's unique and I enjoyed it quite a lot.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Hi, I’ve come up with the following itinerary based on my 7yo boy’s interests and my family’s pace when travelling (which is quite slow and very leisurely). My littlest one dislikes being stuck in a car seat, which is why I’m kind of having second thoughts about getting a car, and thus trying to keep day trips to shorter distances. Appreciate all feedback on the itinerary draft; 6 June 2019, Thu 815am - Touch down Amsterdam : * Nemo Science Center * Anne Frank House * Dam...More
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Hi, on my next visit to Amsterdam I plan to spend a day in Utrecht. I plan to visit Museum Speelklok, Spoorwegmuseum and Centraal Museum as well as a quick walk through of Nijntje pleintje. I tend to read all the captions in museums and become engrossed so am I being too ambitious in trying to do all this in a day (I appreciate I won't see everything but I want a good taste). Would I be better splitting my visit over two days? And if anyone could suggest a logical order to visit (I...More
August 01, 2015|
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Sounds indeed like too much. I'd skip the railway museum unless you're a railbuff or with kids. Speelklok is nice the Centraal museum I've never been to. And indeed, take a walk along oude gracht. And if you like steaks why not have dinner along oude gracht at steakhouse Broadway. Probably the best steaks in Utrecht :)