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“Good exhibits in a slightly tired museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum)

Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum)
De Bosquetplein 6-7, 6211 KJ Maastricht, The Netherlands
31-43 350 54 90
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Ranked #28 of 70 things to do in Maastricht
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good exhibits in a slightly tired museum”
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 out of the museum than we would have done without it.
The fossil exhibits are very good.
The stuffed animals are hilarious and a great source of ammusement!!

The museum is small but interesting. I wouldn't plan more than a couple of hours for a visit due to its small size.

Visited June 2013
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Kalmthout, Belgium
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Small”
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Small museum with some outdated displays of stuffed animals.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.

Visited June 2013
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Salzburg,
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great little detour in Maastricht”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This was a nice museum and I was pleasantly surprised at the different species that were present! It was nice to also see how it transformed through the ages. I would recommend this to families with kids!

Visited April 2013
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Hasselt, Belgium
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This place is a little hidden treasure, slightly offcentre, but within 10 minuten by foot from the center. The walk itself is actually very pleasant, it takes you thru a beautiful historical part of Maastricht, with soms very lovely places where you can have lunch or go for a drink. These are the places where the locals meet. The museum was dirt cheap and we've spent allmost 2hours there. It's not very big or modern, but the expositions are very well set up with clear explanations in Dutch and English. It offers the right amount of interactivity, combined with a good offer on historical facts and nicely set up objects. There's a lot to see, but it doesn't feel cramped, also it has a beautiful garden with all sorts of herbs and a beehive. For those of you who have kids, there's even a separate space for them to play and draw. This place offers great value for your money and is definately a must see in Maastricht!

Visited April 2013
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Worth a detour”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

A bit hidden in the "Jekerkwartier" but with an interesting collection of botany and paleontology. The outside garden is also very pleasant.

Visited July 2012
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