Gamelan - Muziek op zondag - Museum Volkenkunde
1 July 2019

Music on sunday

Every sunday ( attention: not in the months July and August) you are welcome to listen to beautiful music.

Among others Gamelan music from the group Sekar Alit, under guidance of Henry Nagelberg. You are welcome to have a look at our weekly public repetitions! Characteristic for gamelan music is the high tempo, the abrupt shifts and an unprecedented dynamic.

Special gamelan

Since 1996, Museum Volkenkunde has a Balinese Gamelan Gong Kebyar in its possession. Gamelan Gong Kebyar is a whole orchestra with different percussion instruments: genders ( a type of xylophone), gongs and drums. Because the genders vary, there is a certain beat that keeps the tone 'alive'. All of the instruments are richly decorated with wood carvings of people, demons and animals from hindu stories. Do you want to play along? That's possible! Beginners and more advanced people can contact Stichting Yayasan Sekar Alit.

More information and hours


  • Continous in the months of September until June ( not in July and August)
  • Weekly on sunday from 10 - 12.00.
  • Exceptions are the Museum Youth University data.
  • If you want to know for sure whether there are repetitions, you can always call before your visit.