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Pianola Museum

Westerstraat 106, 1015 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 627 9624
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Absolutely Charming

Although not everyone in our family is musical, we all really enjoyed this trip. The guy who showed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Geordiegirl_8
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Newcastle, UK
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If I could give it 6 stars I would

The best museum visit ever. Our guide was really lovely and knowledgeable and let us give the... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
EmmaLR123
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Westerstraat 106, 1015 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jordaan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although not everyone in our family is musical, we all really enjoyed this trip. The guy who showed us around spoke excellent English, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and funny. The children and my partner all had a go. It is quirky but well worth a visit...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The best museum visit ever. Our guide was really lovely and knowledgeable and let us give the pianola a go... never laughed so much in my life! I went with a friend and the guide showed us an article in Dutch about two women who...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We really enjoyed our trip to this wonderful place - the guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and she really brought the history of these amazing instruments to life

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We stumbled across this absolute little gem and were delighted to learn about the history of the pianola and to try it for ourselves. Barbara, our guide was very knowledgeable and used her enthusiasm and expertise to entertain and inform us. This was definitely a...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We originally visited on the Saturday , but were advised that if we came on Sunday for the “ Kaffee koncert “ , we could not only see the various instruments , but also hear them being played . We duly arrived and collected our...More

2  Thank David J
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

To all music lovers, classic, jazz ..... don’t miss this lovely and interesting museum. It tells the story of the pianola history in a very intuitive and personal way. It’s a one in a life time visit !! Hurry up because someone in the municipality...More

2  Thank Y A
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Small, unique little museum in Jordaan. I thought my youngest daughter, 17 and a music lover, would really enjoy and she did, in fact we all did. The gentleman who took us around was very pleasant and demonstrated all the pianola's for us. If you...More

1  Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I had a few spare hours in Amsterdam and looked up what to do, this was just the place to visit! We got to see early versions of the pianola and watch how the instrument developed over time. We got to listen...More

1  Thank TABMUC
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

If you don't know about Pianola's just go, learn& prepare to be amazed. The owner clearly lives & breathes "Player Pianos" and the story of their rise & fall is fascinating - but the best bit is definitely the performance of music "recorded" by virtuosi...More

1  Thank TheCyclist42
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Are you music lover or maybe pianist yourself? You find this small but different museum of mechanical pianos, pianolas, only 10-15 minutes walk from shopping street in Jordaan area. They will guide you personly about mechanical pianos history. Lovely place with little cafe inside. All...More

Thank Timo H
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Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and
some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two
of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
...More
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