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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)

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Address: Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR, Leiden, The Netherlands
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+31 71 568 7600
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Small museum, but great collection

I came here during a university orientation program. Though we were probably older than the target audience, we all enjoyed ourselves. The animal collection is outstanding, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I came here during a university orientation program. Though we were probably older than the target audience, we all enjoyed ourselves. The animal collection is outstanding, and international students enjoyed pointing out animals from their own countries. The dinosaur skeletons downstairs were also a highlight. Children there on school trips seemed very excited, so I would say it is great... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

The museum is absolutely amazing and too much to see in a day. Great for kids! Parking is quit far from the museum and general facilities like restaurants & toilets could use some approvements. We first checked the menu of the restaurant before going, but when w arrived they did not serve most of the dishes! The bar was messy... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Great activity for a rainy day. Extensive collection and displayed in a manner that works for kids and adults.....however, I did find this more suitable for kids. Lots of stuff to look at. The animals are a favourite of the kids.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Very entertaining museum with nice activities for children and adults. Beautiful collections, with a T-Rex skeleton on the way.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great museum for adults and children. Covers fosils, geology, zoology. It has activities section and cafe (crowded). Recommended!

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South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Spent a typical rainy day in the Netherlands... Very big exhibition with good access to kids to touch,listen and smell.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The museum has 6 floors, but is surprisingly quite small. I found almost all the exhibits to be very heavily geared towards children, and I ended up not even spending an hour in the museum. The stuffed animal section is quite impressive, however.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

This museum of natural history is suitable for a quick visit with small children and equally interesting for a long study of all the displayed knowledge. It is a short walk from the city center or railway station. The entrance building is historic and worth a visit on its own. The exposition is impressive, with a wealth of stuffed animals.... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I went during a special event which took place in the evening. I think it's a nice museum, some parts are interactive, but I was expecting more of it.

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Londrina, PR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

For the most part, it is a standard natural history museum. It is a fun place to take your children or to spend some time looking at all those fossils and animals. Staff is really nice, and the place is easily accessible.

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