"Steetorgan museum: See and hear Dutch streetorgans" Top 5 Page for this destination Museums Tip by AMOQUE

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  One of the steetorgans shown in the museum
by AMOQUE
 
 

Streetorgans are an important part of Dutch history and traditional culture. If you are lucky you will see and hear one while walking trough the towncenter. When you see one you can put a small amount of change in the small copper box he carries. The streetorgan player will appreciate that.

In my youth a streetorgan passed trough my street sometimes. It was pulled by a horse. I always used to give the horse a carrot and the man who turned the wheel of the streetorgan 25 cents.

The streetorgan museum is a very nice museum. They have beautifully restored old and traditional streetorgans. You can see and hear the organs play every Sunday in this museum.

Apart from their own collection, a guest organ from somewhere in the country is playing every Sunday.

If you want a preview on streetorgan music, just check their website:
http://www.draaiorgelmuseum.org/
The site is also available in English. You can listen to mp3 files of streetorgan music here.

Open:
Sunday afternoon 11 am -18 pm.
Other days only by appointment:
To make an appoitment cal: 023-5380497

Address: Kuppersweg 3
othercontact: c.h.j.ruijgvoorn@wanadoo.nl
Phone: 023-5385049
Website: http://www.draaiorgelmuseum.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 28, 2003
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