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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)

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Address: Darwinweg 2, NL-2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 71 5687600
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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A real gem of a visit

We visited here as a last minute thing and it didn't disappoint. Some real amazing things to see and do and the animals on level 2 are unreal. All exhibits are labeled in English... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited here as a last minute thing and it didn't disappoint. Some real amazing things to see and do and the animals on level 2 are unreal. All exhibits are labeled in English but any of the interactive computers have no English translation (only negative) Free WiFi throughout to instantly upload pictures to the world. Well worth a visit.... More 

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Southam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A large party of us - Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Leaders from the Haarlem Jamborette, visited the museum. There were many other visitors too, even though it was a Monday, but you still had space in which to move and stop and see things. The main part is based on 5 floors. So much to do and see, including a... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoyed a live autopsy of a 200 kg see-dog; quite a special experience. The museum offered a vast range of exhibits, across all expects of nature and biology. Many focussed on your children, but also for (young) adults enough topics of interest. It was quite busy with families and therefore (kid-)noisy. All together a great day, combined with a... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited this museum with three teens on a rainy day. They enjoyed looking at all of taxedermy animals and the giant dinosaur skeletons. There are also some hands-on activities for younger kids and a fun gift shop. Parking was limited. There is a lot, but make sure you ask for the parking token at the ticket desk before you... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

An unlikely blend of old and new greets the visitor. The entrance is set in an old building with a courtyard containing a pleasant café, toilets and the museum shop plus various other bits and pieces. We travel with a wheelchair and the access is good and the disabled toilet a good size. The parking for disabled is not well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We visited in August. It wasn't very busy although parking was an issue. For 2 adults and 2 kids (6&12) it cost 42€ then 5€ to park. Food was ok although difficult for kids and nothing written in English. The museum itself is very good and the kids loved the interactive areas. Thetis an English option on most and the... More 

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Irish Sea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a couple of hours to spare before catching a train to the airport and went here following recommendations on Tripadvisor. Very interesting place and some super exhibits. Couldn't have spent longer looking around!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Grand scope and easy to follow exhibits. Well laid out with a plethora of information. Especially good for kids (you will find them in abundance)

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Medina, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a beautiful museum and great for children. It is very easy to navigate and they have a lot to interact with. If you are mainly English speaking it could get a bit difficult but it is still a good experience to look around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a very extensive museum about plants, animals and the earth. It has many interactive elements geared towards kids of different ages. It really gives a nice view of the diversity of all living things on our planet. Kids will have fun here. In a 2 or 3 hour visit you won't be able to really see everything. I'm... More 

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