Accordion and Harmonica Museum "De Muse"
"De Muse" is the only accordion and harmonica museum in the Netherlands.
A variegated amount of instruments is permanently on display.
Amongst the extended collection of accordions and harmonicas in "De Muse"
, one also finds some musical boxes and small barrel-organs.
There is also a genuine Casali Cylinder Piano and in the museum restaurant a genuine Pianola.
Since 1998 the harmonica collection was greatly extended by
Art M. Daane.
harmonica collection one finds the only
"Harmonica Hall of Fame" in the world.
During a guided tour of the museum, we try and give a summary about the origin and development
of the instruments in all facettes.
Allowed to fall in total disarray, it took extensive re-building and re-furbishment to bring
it up to the standard requiered for our goal, which are three independent activities.
"De Muse" is situated in a historic building in the center of Malden. In 1855 it was built
as an extension to the then rectory (1799) to be used as a primary school. Subsequently
including barns and hay lofts it was used as a farm house in the years 1910 till 1979.
The museum shop, Kenk Kuik's accordion business and the museum restaurant are situated on
the ground floor. The entire first floor is reserved for the Accordion and Harmonica Museum.
The Museum restaurant offers the visitors a place to eat and drink and intermingle in a
pleasant atmosphere. One will often find a musician performing, but if the visitors so
wishes, they too are welcome to play their harmonica or pick up an accordion and play.
The Shop (Henk Kuik Accordions)
Besides the museum activities, "De Muse" also gives the opportunity to buy a new or used
accordion (chromatic/diatonic). Our shop offers a wide range of accordions, harmonicas,
sheet music and compact discs: in brief, everything associated with these instruments.
we import, for the Benelux, the well-known
CASTAGNARI-diatonic accordion , a much appreciated
instrument by folk musicians.
All expertise is present to have your instrument tuned and/or repaired by our expert. From
the museum one looks down onto the repairman's bench.
If you intend to become a donor to the foundation, or support the museum in any other way,
we would appriciate that very much.
The foundation "Friends of the Accordion and Harmonica Museum", aims to
collect funds to keep the museum running and extend the collection. It also deployes
activities to support the museum in all faccets.
For more information:
Friends of the Accordion and Harmonica Museum
6581 AC Malden (near Nijmegen)
c/o P. Hoefman ( treasurer)
'De Muse' Museum
Henk Kuik Accordions Wednesday-Saturday
Special opening hours for groups by appointment.
At the same time is it possible to make use of the restaurant for special occasions or
other festive activities.
Easy Access to "De Muse"
Adults € 3.00
Children 6-12 € 1.75
Under the age of 6 free admission
By Bus/Traintaxi from Nijmegen station;
Bus No. 83 (halting place "Groesbeekseweg);
By car, highway A73, way out 3 Malden; Center of town opposite Church and new Town Hall;
On Bike, by way of secondary highway or "Broekkant" ( Maas-route).
For information in Dutch: De Muse
6581 AC Malden (near Nijmegen)
Tel: (0031)24 - 3584196
Fax: (0031)24 - 3581902
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