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Address: De Bosquetplein 6/7, 6211 KJ Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 43 350 5490
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Very interesting museum

Not the biggest museum but very interesting and a good guide book. The dinosaur skull is probably worth the price of admission on its own. It's a bit out of the way but this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the biggest museum but very interesting and a good guide book. The dinosaur skull is probably worth the price of admission on its own. It's a bit out of the way but this museum is definitely worth seeking out.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Great, interactive nature museum in/near the city centre (everything can be done on foot). Not only animals but this museum gives you a great insight into the history of the city. Great to do with kids as it is not too big and very interactive.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is a nice museum where you can spend a couple of hours (for us two hours were just enough). When we visited there was a temporary exhibition on sharks. The museum has interesting exhibits from the region that are generally well presented. The interactive presentation of birds and the sounds they make is very interesting. There is a separate... More 

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Bonn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

I traveled to this museum specifically to see their temporary exhibition about sharks, which is still running until January 2017. This is housed in a single room only, but with gigantic video walls above that have a manta ray and a great white shark swimming around, as if you were deep underwater with them. The rest of the museum has... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Beautiful, old building with an interesting selection of items. Texts are in Dutch, but an English brochure is available (however, it is a bit messy and not easy to follow). Anyway, the objects speak for themselves, and you don't really need the brochure. Our son just loved the mosasaurus fossiles and the bee-hive. The whole museum is accessible with wheelchair.

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Harlingen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

They had a great "Spider Exhibit" just in time for Halloween. A bit scary but laid out in a very interesting and informative way. The staff were helpful and the exhibits were well cared for and language friendly for the tourists.

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

Pricey and the English translations book is awful. It's fun and has some great exhibits but if don't speak Dutch you'll miss out on a lot.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

I saw the most exotic sea dinosaur here. Totally worth the visit. This mosasaur was native to the Netherlands. It's fossil is too majestic to miss. This is a pretty unique place to check out in Maastricht, very different from the common historical attractions.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

There are no English translations anywhere unless you get your own English pamphlet that you have to return after. The exhibits are okay as well.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

It ís near the inner city library so me and my friend dropped by one day. It was a really interesting trip inside and a lot could be learnt about the natural history of Maastricht. Also good for children.

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