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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)

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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 568 7600
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We visited 'The Wildlife photographer of the year' exposition

We visited last week this exposition in Naturalis, which is under renovation for the coming years... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Very dated

The exhibitions, the computers, the looks of the models, everything feels prehistoric . A bunch... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Mark v
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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 568 7600

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited last week this exposition in Naturalis, which is under renovation for the coming years and enjoyed the exposition in a part of the museum, and enjoyed the quality of photo's we saw and the way they were presented to us.

Thank epd6
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The exhibitions, the computers, the looks of the models, everything feels prehistoric . A bunch of stuff is aimed at children but quite boring for them and for adults the place lacks good interesting exhibitions.

Thank Mark v
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The Japanese Exhibition was excellent, flashy and alluring! my daughter enjoyed the wonderful mix of fashion, anime and manga! You felt immersed in Japan from the moment you walked in . The rest of the museum was wonderful but at times the exhibits were a...More

Thank Maire G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

While the normal building is under construction, we visited a temporary museum site with the skeleton of Trix the T-rex. And even though you've seen dozens of documentaries and movies, it is amazing to see the beast up close. The skeleton has been beautifully preserved....More

1  Thank NLcycle
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Darwin would lick his fingers if he was to visit this museum. It has loads of life explained in a very easy to understand way. The programs for kids are both educational and fun. And there's quite a complete collection.

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best museums to go to to get a very good flavour of both Dutch old history as well as European and Egyptian history. Great experience for adults and kids!

Thank Joannesdebont
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Visited with our little dinosaur enthusiast, who turned out to be a bit young for the animatronic hall. He did enjoy watching the T-Rex and the interactive displays in the next hall. Well, and playing with the 'create your own dinosaur world' ofcourse! We enjoyed...More

Thank JoranQuinten
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Good collection of all different cultures. Changing exhibitions every couple of months. Nice old building in beautiful park like settings overlooking the canal.

Thank Paulus d
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The naturalis museum in Leiden offers quite the attraction to children. It shows all kinds of animals as well as the bones from dinosaurs and mega mammals. Definitively worth a trip when you are here with the family

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It's a very nice museum. My kids love it, specially after they got a T-rex! Super recommend - specially for a day out with with kids.

Thank ASmulders
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