Frequently Asked Questions & Contact Form

What are the shipping times and costs?

Shipping times and costs per country / region

The expected delivery date is stated on the product page of each music box.

Note: With engraving + a maximum of 5 days extra delivery time.

Pick up in Utrecht (NL)

During checkout you can also choose to pick up instead of shipping.

Pick up is possible by appointment in the workshop at Europalaan no. 41 in Utrecht.

The Netherlands

Delivery with The Bicycle Courier , DHL & Save your Parcel

5,00 € (Letterbox package) 2-3 days

7,50 € (Packet service) 2-3 days


17,50 euros. (Same Day Delivery) The same day between 17 p.m. - 22 p.m. ** (Purchase before sunrise)

**From Monday to Friday, with the exception of the Wadden Islands. Only for music boxes in stock without extra delivery time and engraving. **Including an engraving: + 1 working day

Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg

9,80 € (Regular Post / Courier)  1-2 Business Days

26,00 € (Express service) 1 Business Days

Denmark, France, Austria, United Kingdom

15,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 2-3 Business Days

30,25 € (Regular Post / Courier) 1 Business Days

Hungary, Portugal, Sweden

16,95 € (Regular Post / Courier)  2-3 Business Days

18,50 € (Regular Post / Courier) 2-3 Business Days

32,50 € (Express service) 1 Business Days

Italyë, Poland

18,00 € (Standard / To Access Point) 2-3 working days

30,25 € (Express service) 1 Business Days

Europe other countries

18,00 to 29,00 euros (Regular Post / Courier) 2-5 Business Days

35,00 € (Express service) 1 Business Days

You can also use the shipping calculator in the shopping basket to calculate the shipping costs.


Worldwide, VAT is shipped free with regular mail or Express service. Note that you may have to pay import duties (Tax).

United States, Canada, Mexico

27,00 € (Regular Post) 7-25 working days depending on destination

59,00 € (Express service) 1-3 working days depending on destination

Asia, Australia, New Zealand

30,00 € (Regular Post) 7-25 working days depending on destination

65,00 € (Express service) 1-3 working days depending on destination

Other countries worldwide

35,00 € (Regular Post) 7-25 working days depending on destination

75,00 € (Express service) 2-4 working days depending on destination


You can also use the shipping calculator in the shopping basket to calculate the shipping costs.

All prices including 21% VAT if applicable.

Where else can you buy the music boxes?

You can find all (physical) sales points here

Are there music boxes currently in stock?

If you need something quickly:

The stock of music boxes that are immediately available can be found via the menu: Webshop> In Stock

These are the boxes that you can purchase through this webshop and pick up in the workshop or have it shipped. Possibly with an engraving (the delivery time is then + max 5 days).

Other sales points

There are also a number of sales places in the Netherlands where you can buy the music boxes. They usually have a limited stock of mostly small music boxes. Click here for an overview of these sales spots.

Open Atelier in Utrecht

Number of times a year there is an Open Atelier in Utrecht. The dates for 2020 are not yet known.

I'm looking for a melody that does not appear in the webshop

The standard melody collection can be found in the audio playlists and in the drop down menu with each box.

For the complete lists of all other melodies that can be ordered, go to the Audio page and scroll all the way down. If the melody you are looking for is not listed, then I cannot order it for you either.

Can I have my own melody made?

If you have your own composition that you would like to have on mechanics, or a piece of music that does not yet exist on mechanics, then there are the following options:

Large winding mechanism with custom melody

For a large, luxurious mechanism with 30 tones, it is possible to have an arrangement made of a piece of music that you supply yourself. This can be an audio file, (you tube) video or sheet music. Ideally both audio / video + sheet music. The mechanism fits a maximum of 35 seconds. So indicate with your application exactly which piece it is of a maximum of 35 seconds.

Costs: 219 euros (excluding music box). Only possible in combination with a music box for luxury mechanics. If you are interested, please contact Rob or order a music box directly. On the product page you can choose the last option 'Custom Tune' at 'Melody' and fill in the details. In the webshop menu, go to music boxes 'With Luxemechaniek'

On request, your own melody on a 50-tone mechanism is also possible. From 995, - incl. Wooden sound box.


Large manual mechanism to program yourself

Another possibility is a 'make your own melody' set. If you are musically inclined you can make your own melody with the punch pliers and the supplied paper strip. This mechanism has 20 or 30 tones and a very nice warm sound. It is manual, which means that you have to keep running to let it play. On this website, the mechanism is available both separately and with a wooden sound box. Here for sale

Large runs for small mechanics with 18 tones.

The small mechanisms with a self-supplied melody can also be made in large quantities:

From 1000 pieces the price per hand mechanism is approximately 2,50 ex. VAT. plus 250 euro development costs and shipping costs (varies) Delivery time: approximately 8 weeks.

The minimum order is for windable mechanics (18 tones) 250 pieces and the price around 10 euro ex. VAT per item. Delivery time: 8 weeks.

(prices are only for the mechanics, without wooden sound box)

What is the difference between manual and wind-up?

The difference is that with a manual mechanism you have to keep turning on the lever to make the music sound. This lever is always on the side and is visible. Depending on the melody, it is silver-colored with a red ball or completely golden. A manual mechanism has 18 tones.

A wind-up mechanism plays by itself for a few minutes. You just need to wind it up, the further you wind it the longer it plays. The winding key is on the bottom of the box, out of sight. A wind-up mechanism is available in various versions. The smallest has 18 tones. Larger, more expensive machine heads have 30,36,50 or even 72 tones.

What does 18 / 30 / 36 / 50 mean?

This indicates the number of tones that are on the mechanism. To be more precise; The mechanism has a comb with teeth that are tuned from high to low. There is also a rotating cylinder with pins, the position of these pins make the melody, and every time a peg touches a tooth, a tone sounds. The smallest and most sold mechanisms have 18 tones. (music box Lude, Celesta, Robin, Tamino) There are also larger mechanisms with 30, 36 (Tamino, Calandra) and 50 tones (Orpheus, from 675 euro). You can imagine that the more tones there are, the more beautiful it will sound because it is closer to the original. The mechanism also plays longer and contains a larger fragment of the original piece of music. The quality of the materials is better and therefore also the sound.

Questions about engraving

I do not yet know the text for engraving.

For example, if you want the box to be delivered quickly before a birth, but you do not yet know the name and date of birth, it is best to order the box (with engraving, fill in: 'text will be later') due to delivery time / availability . As soon as you know the text for engraving, email this to me. Then I can usually engrave it within a few days.

Can I have my own logo / image engraved?

Yes, that's possible. Keep in mind that the engraving is black / white. So if a logo / image is graphic then we can usually engrave it. When a good quality file is supplied in pdf, the price is 15, -. If the file still needs editing then 10-20 euro is added. Send the file by e-mail for a quote.

Can I have multiple surfaces engraved?

Yes, that's possible. First choose the area before the first engraving and fill in the desired text. After this an option for a second engraving for another plane appears. If you want a third engraving, please contact us.

Layout of text

By default we use the font 'Gabriola Regular'. Subtle, elegant and with beautiful sleek lines, perfect for engraving. (a different font is possible on request if it is in our 'font' collection)

The layout is provided by us by engraving. How this will look depends on the number of characters and the available surface. It is therefore possible that texts with long sentences are divided over multiple lines. If you would like to have an example of this in advance, let us know.





    Rob de Looff

    Robin Wood Music Boxes

    Europalaan 41
    3526 KN Utrecht
    The Netherlands

    Call: + 31 (0) 6 11 30 38 99
    E-mail: [email protected]

    The above address is also a pick-up location for Utrecht. Visit by appointment only.

    The studio is located in the wood workshop of 'De Createur'.

    Tribute to the trees

    A tree is like a book

    A tree is like a book in which time writes. Many city trees end up in the shredder and are stoked, as happens with classified documents that should no longer be read. It's a shame! In more and more cities, there is an initiative to really reuse this wood sustainably and give it back to the city in a new form, such as music boxes!

    Stadshout Tafelboom Utrecht

    Wood full of stories

    The wood for the music boxes is very carefully selected by Rob. They are made of the trees that grew in or near the city, on a square, in a street, park or urban forest, perhaps in a place where you like to go, you may have passed them hundreds of times! That makes this wood so special. We know where the tree was and sometimes there are still pictures of it. In short: Wood full of stories!

    New wood on the way !!



    Elm, Huis te Zuylenlaan & Meerkoethof
    Elm, Rachmaninoffplantsoen
    lime, Maliebaan

    Beech, Kralingse Bos
    Oak, De Tempel Estate

    Cherry, Kraton Garden Java Island

    Oak, Panjevaart

    Oak, Haagse Bos & Beech, Estate De Horsten

    lime, Bakenessergracht & Beech, Torenlaan

    Oak, Estate Over Holland
    (on the river Vecht)

    Peer, EG Balchstraat
    Beech, Herberg De Blankehoeve Noord-Laren

    City wood from Nijmegen & Den Bosch
    New wood from Amersfoort

    And a little further on
    surprises presents itself ...

    Interactive tree map

    This map shows all trees of which once upon boxes are made. The wood from this may have been used up for a long time.

    Click on the icon at the top left to expand / collapse the menu.

    If you click on a tree on the map or in the menu, more info and photos will appear if available.

    Trees from Utrecht and the surrounding area

    These are some, not all

    Trees from Amsterdam & Haarlem

    There are no photos of many trees, but there are!

    Trees from other cities

    A selection


    Check out the boxes now in stock


    Es, Heiligenbergerweg

    Maple, Heiligenbergerweg

    Cherry, Wiekslag

    Oak, Heiligenbergerweg

    Expected in 2020:

    Red Beech, Burgemeester Brouwerplantsoen

    Marsh Oak, Everard Meysterweg


    Kers, Buitenveldert & Mozartkade

    Elm, Scheldeplein & 2e Jvd Heijdenstraat

    Ypres, De Lairessestraat, Czaar Peterstraat

    Es. Amsterdamse Bos Amstelveen & Prinses Irenestraat

    Berk, Princess Irenestraat Amsterdam

    Linde, Stadionweg Amsterdam

    Els, Vondelpark Amsterdam

    Chestnut, Vondelpark (exclusive)

    Maple, Mahlerlaan

    Maple tree, Frederik Roeskestraat (Buitenveldert cemetery)

    Plataan, Amstelpark (exclusive) very dark in color

    Trumpet tree, Fredriksplein


    Iep, Beethovenstraat / Johan M Coenenstraat (Boom stood next to the bridge where both streets meet)

    Water cypress, Frederik Hendrikstraat

    Elm, Prinsengracht (expected in February 2020)

    The Hague and surroundings

    Goudenregen, The Hague (Meppelweg)

    Taxus, Wassenaar (Klein Persijnlaan 25)

    Golden rain, Wassenaar (Klein Hoefijzerlaan 3)

    Oak, Rijswijk (Park Te Werve)

    Oak, Landgoed Duindigt (last pieces)

    Linde, Columbusstraat (last pieces)

    Kers, The Hague (New!)

    Elm, The Hague (New!)

    Eik, The Hague (Haagse Bos) (New!)

    Beech, Wassenaar (Landgoed De Horsten) (New!)


    Beech, Bloemendaal (Krullenlaan)

    Elm, Oudeweg Haarlem (Out of stock)

    Linde, Hartekamp Heemstede

    Beech, Haarlemmerhout Haarlem

    Linde, Bakenessergracht

    European beech, Torenlaan Heemstede



    Maple, Leiden (Morsweg 88)

    Iep, Voorschoten (Richard Wagnerlaan)

    Linde, Noordwijk (Offemweg)

    Plataan, Leiden (Oosterkerkstraat)

    Robinia, Noordwijk (Offemweg) (last pieces)


    Plataan, Crooswijk (Cemetery) Monumental plane tree of large size.


    Maple, Schimmelplein Utrecht

    Maple, Park Transwijk Utrecht

    Elm, Utrecht. (House at Zuylenlaan) (last pieces)

    Esdoorn, Sonnenborgh (planting year around 1900)

    Maple, Wilhelminapark - Loolaantje (planting year around 1900)

    Plataan, Jaarbeursplein

    Boomhazelaar, Wichmanlaan

    Es, De Bilt (Landgoed Oostbroek) Branch of a living tree from around 1840!

    Maple, Maartensdijk (Landgoed Eyckenstein)

    Oak & Beech, Bilthoven (Renova Estate)

    Walnut American, Moreelse Park (exclusive)

    Maklura (Osagedoorn) Botanical Gardens (exclusive)


    Tree of Heaven, Willem de Zwijgerplantsoen.

    Linde, Maliebaan

    Ypres, Asselijnstraat

    Es, Bosch van Drakensteinlaan

    Groningen, Leeuwarden, Zwolle

    Iep, Leeuwarden (Stormhout 2013. Probably from the Rengerspark)

    Iep, Groningen (Noorderplantsoen) Tree from around 1880. Planting in the park

    Kastanje, Zwolle (Potgietersingel)

    Plataan, Zwolle (orphan countries hospital)

    Arnhem, Tilburg, Maastricht

    Peer, Arnhem. (orchard in Elst)

    Acacia, Tilburg (Landgoed Moerle)

    Walnut, Maastricht (Still too fresh to process. Ready around spring 2020)



    Portland, Oregon United States:

    Myrtle Wood, SE Liebestreet


    Plane tree, Italy lei

    Photos of woods

    Please note that these photos only give an impression! Color and drawing of the wood are different with every box, even if it is made from the same tree!


    Most common types of wood

    Exclusive woods