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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)

#5 of 65 things to do in Leiden Features Animals
Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 568 7600
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Excellent Rainy Day Option

We visited Naturalis when we had pouring rain on a day during our recent Dutch holiday and couldn't... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
Pippa A
Bolton, United Kingdom
via mobile

Went there mainly to view the photos of "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" ( an event organized by... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 568 7600

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Naturalis when we had pouring rain on a day during our recent Dutch holiday and couldn't have been more pleased with this 'back up' option. My children are 6, 3 and 1 and the older two had a fantastic day. The museum is...More

1  Thank Pippa A
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Went there mainly to view the photos of "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" ( an event organized by the Natural History Museum of London ) and they were wonderful and totally stunning. Unfortunately the exhibition ended on 29 May 2016.....

Thank Ianfung
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Came with our nephew and we spent the day there and still did not do it justice. Its the interactive side of things that make it so good for the kids and in all fairness I learnt loads and am looking forward to going back...More

1  Thank Normthefisherman
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I visit regularly Naturalis. This time to see the exebition "wildlife photographer of the year". Its fun and educational for all ages.

Thank Bilge1961
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We went here with four children, two a bit too young (mine) and two older ones in the age of 6 and 9. All the children loved it, but specially for the older ones it was very interesting. There are so many animals on display,...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Both fun and educational to visit, this museum teaches both young and old about the wonderful world of dinosaurs, biology and animals.

Thank FuTalks
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Museum is located alongside the University of Leiden. Entry is through the gift shop. On arrival the counter assistant gave us a good description of the various parts of the museum. We were wowed by the huge collection of stuffed animals (fabulous taxidermy), minerals, fossils...More

1  Thank Dan F
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

The museum has some interesting exhibitions, showcasing dinosaurs and other creatures. A good outing for the entire family.

Thank nooshieBeer
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

There is a lot to see - even after 2 hours (enough for our very young children) we had only visited 3 different rooms. We will return though as we bought the good value yearly Museum Card. The food in the ground floor cafe was...More

1  Thank Joel019
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We really enjoyed visiting this museum despite the fact that we are not their typical target group (too old). The innovative way of displaying is amazing, you need a lot of time to make it through all the floors and exhibits. It was nice to...More

Thank Maria E
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