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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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A nice way to see wild animals without seeing them depressed in zoos

Great modern building. Lots of stuffed animals. But not enough place to display them and hardly any... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
Good museum

The collection of fossils is interesting and even contains specimen from the Burgess Shale. A t-rex... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Great modern building. Lots of stuffed animals. But not enough place to display them and hardly any explanation. The big dinosaur is impressive. The educational part on the top floor is some parts interesting, sometimes not. I would advise from 4 years old, but we...More

Thank Claire-Alan
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The collection of fossils is interesting and even contains specimen from the Burgess Shale. A t-rex (dug up and prepared by Pete Larson) will be added to the collection soon. Why the museum still uses the term prosobranch instead of gastropod is a bit mysterious...More

Thank Jaap-tav
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This awesome museum is in my opinion one of the best museums I ever visited. It consists of multiple sections, the biggest being the still-existing animal sectoin and the extinct animal section, along with geology section, theatre, cafe, temporary exhibitions, treasure room, anatomy section, movement...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Great way to spend the day, especially for animal lovers and people with kids! A whole lot of interactive games for kids to learn. Very nice people that work there, especially the people that do research there gave a very interesting explanation of the work...More

Thank travelfanatic278
Reviewed 2 March 2016

The museum presents the exhibits in a fun and interesting manner. It is a great museum for kids encouraging them to touch with the interactive displays throughout the museum. The hall for the senses was especially fun. The museum is a short walk from the...More

Thank glutenfreewanderlust
Reviewed 13 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....More

Thank 341claire
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...More

Thank Willem V
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.

Thank Lindsay K
Reviewed 13 January 2016

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

Thank _5i6_
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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