Pianola Museum, Amsterdam

4.2
#98 of 120 in Museums in Amsterdam
The museum shows automatic pianos from the first decades of the 20th century and many thousands of music rolls. The instruments will be played during each tour.
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  • Quite a small museum. Host was absolutely lovely and asked for us to listen to the pianola being played while a tour was ongoing. Tour was in Dutch however so difficult to understand but was able to h...  more »
  • Attended the Christmas day concert here. Very enjoyable to sip a coffee while listening to several different pianolas play a wide variety of music. The presenter is very knowledgeable. The concert/pre...  more »
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  • You'll fall in love with the place by the time you reach the ticket office, with its faithfully recreated 1900 decor. The museum would be worth a visit even without the pianolas, which are fascinating. Look out for pianola coffee concerts where you can listen to various rolls in an intimate atmosphere.
  • Fascinating collection of player pianos, honestly the best thing we did the whole week we were in Amsterdam - if you're into machines, music production, early 20th century music or, hell, even cowboy movies, you absolutely have to check this place out. Apparently this collection is just the tip of the iceberg, too, they have thousands of piano rolls and hundreds of pianolas in storage and the very knowledgeable lady who talked us through the collection with great enthusiasm said they also do regular recitals and coffee morning concerts.
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