About us


Founders 
The Netherlands Piano Museum Foundation, which manages the collection, was founded in 1981 by Theo de Boer and Kasper Janse. The museum opened its doors in the present museum building in 1994.

See further under The Collection


Geelvinck Museum 
The Pianola Museum works closely with the Geelvinck Museum, which manages a large collection of historic pianofortes, and organises concerts in various venues in the Netherlands. Under the name Geelvinck Pianola Museum, the Geelvinck Museum announces our concerts and handles electronic ticket sales.



Staff and board 
The Pianola Museum works with a group of enthusiastic volunteers, tour guides, working students, interns and specialists in piano technology and documentation.

The regular faces at the museum are:
Kasper Janse, curator
Marijke Brekelmans, concert organisation
Yvo Verschoor, chairman museum foundation

Contact 
Pianola Museum
Westerstraat 106, 1015 MN Amsterdam
E: info@pianolamuseum.online



A turbulent History


In 2018, the museum made headlines because of an impending closure, and the television programme Podium Witteman devoted an item to it, including a sung ode by Mike Boddé.
The Amsterdam municipality had decided to dispose of all real estate that did not serve a direct policy purpose. This included the former police station where the museum is located. A huge campaign ensued with tens of thousands of signatures and the support of many famous musicians, major museums and others. A solution was eventually found, but with a hefty rent increase.
It is just one stage in the eventful history of the museum, which was restricted in the optimum use of the building right from its opening, and was recently hit hard by Covid like other museums.
That a solution keeps being found is partly thanks to the support of a large group of donors and supporters.






About us


Founders 
The Netherlands Piano Museum Foundation, which manages the collection, was founded in 1981 by Theo de Boer and Kasper Janse. The museum opened its doors in the present museum building in 1994.

See further under The Collection


Geelvinck Museum 
The Pianola Museum works closely with the Geelvinck Museum, which manages a large collection of historic pianofortes, and organises concerts in various venues in the Netherlands. Under the name Geelvinck Pianola Museum, the Geelvinck Museum announces our concerts and handles electronic ticket sales.



Staff and board 
The Pianola Museum works with a group of enthusiastic volunteers, tour guides, working students, interns and specialists in piano technology and documentation.

The regular faces at the museum are:
Kasper Janse, curator
Marijke Brekelmans, concert organisation
Yvo Verschoor, chairman museum foundation

Contact 
Pianola Museum
Westerstraat 106, 1015 MN Amsterdam
E: info@pianolamuseum.online



A turbulent History


In 2018, the museum made headlines because of an impending closure, and the television programme Podium Witteman devoted an item to it, including a sung ode by Mike Boddé.
The Amsterdam municipality had decided to dispose of all real estate that did not serve a direct policy purpose. This included the former police station where the museum is located. A huge campaign ensued with tens of thousands of signatures and the support of many famous musicians, major museums and others. A solution was eventually found, but with a hefty rent increase.
It is just one stage in the eventful history of the museum, which was restricted in the optimum use of the building right from its opening, and was recently hit hard by Covid like other museums.
That a solution keeps being found is partly thanks to the support of a large group of donors and supporters.