Carillon School

Mechelen is home to a world-famous carillon school.

It was the first of its kind in the world when it was founded by the carilloneur Jef Denyn in 1922. Herbert Hoover, John D. Rockefeller Jr. and William Gorham Rice gave financial support to this school.

It attracts students from all over the world looking to perfect the art of carillon playing.

The carillon school used to be housed in 't Schipke, a charming corner building in rococo style next to the Hof van Busleyden. In 2012 the school moved to the more spacious Norbertine Priory of Leliëndaal, at No. 52 Bruul.

If you'd like to visit the carillon school you have two options to choose from. For further information and reservations contact Tourism Mechelen.

Opening hours

Monday 09:00 - 13:00 by appointment 
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 by appointment 
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30 by appointment 
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00 by appointment 
Friday closed
Saturday closed
Sunday closed



The guided tour is not suitable for wheelchair users.

For more information about access, feel free to contact the relevant venue.


T +32 15 20 47 92


Bruul 52, 2800 Mechelen