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Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum)

De Bosquetplein 6-7, Maastricht 6211 KJ, The Netherlands
31-43 350 54 90
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Ranked #11 of 41 attractions in Maastricht
Type: Natural History Museums
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Beek, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum is a bit hidden but well worth a visit. Top pieces are Mosasaurus Ber and the skeleton of a giant turtle. A nice museum!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A cool little museum with lot's of interesting artefacts and exhibits but for a city which is so international I expected the museum to be at least bilingual. All the info was in dutch and there was only one little handout that you could get from the main desk which had the english info on it. If I was visiting... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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188 reviews 188 reviews
89 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a well laid out museum in the centre of Maastricht with plenty of exhibits. The museum also has a temporary exhibition space, auditorium, cafe, small shop and a lovely garden with beehives.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We used our Museumkaart to visit this museum as we'd been to the North Caves and were told the bones of a Mosasaurus found in the caves were on display there. We were given a booklet in English and were able to navigate our way around the museum well. The displays were of a wide variety of items so if... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

So this is a tiny museum located in one of the many historical buildings of Maastricht. The doors of the entrance portal are quite impressive. The permanent exhibition looks and feels like it's straight from the early 90's, but is entertaining nonetheless. I loved the birdcall panel and the live beehive they keep there. Since I speak Dutch I could... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A nice little museum BUT for an international town there was virtually NO help for anyone who does not read Dutch. The reception had ONE loan-out printout giving brief details in English, but none of the exhibits had any translation into English, French or Spanish, let alone anything more exotic.

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Grafenwohr, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

There is much about this small museum to like. Local (48) bird calls to hear, many local animal species presented. Of course, the Mososaurus. It takes about an hour and was well worth the visit. Even my teenagers liked it!

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Bordeaux, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Lovely little museum in a charming part of town. Museum is an excellent visit for families and makes a slight change to other attractions Maastricht has to offer. Our son thoroughly enjoyed it, it's all in Dutch but they provide an English booklet for the visit. Wonderful service at the desk and a nice way to spend an afternoon with... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We managed to happily spend a couple of hours enjoying the exhibits - particularly of interest was the new 'Mosasaur CSI' exhibit - with two research scientists actively working on real fossel fragments in the exhibit hall. The English guidebook allowed us to wander the small exhibition halls while still being able to enjoy the translations and therefore gained much... More

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Kalmthout, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Small museum with some outdated displays of stuffed animals. Interesting display of a recently excavated aquatic dinosaur, you can see it being treated and cleaned and talk to the person doing it.

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