These beautifully ornate Dutch street organs, or "Draaiogels" populate Holland streets. Some beefy thick-neck turns a crank and the mechanical organ churns out a tune.
I once conversed with a Holland native on Soulseek about these organs:
"I hate them. They're operated by drunkards, usually with their retarded brother, always smoking a cigar. Then they get very belligerent when you don't give them money. I hate them"
I would rather have these beauties on the street than your average busker bleating out bland renditions of Billy Joel songs!
Draaiorgel website - complete with info on collections, events and CDs.