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Natural History Museum

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Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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“Quirky ”
Mar 21, 2019
“Great colourful and fun museum ”
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Westzeedijk 345, 3015 AA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 436 4222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a big museum but It has an interesting repertoire of exhibits. The highlight is the section featuring animals that have died in unusual ways. Next door cafe does some decent cakes and coffee.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Adrian1972London
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

This was a great place to spend a few hours. Many funny displays with facts written in English, as well. Quite large, great for families, as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank gabrielciuchi
Reviewed December 9, 2018

When you are into nature and want to know a bit more about collecting species and nature in and around Rotterdam then this is the place to go to! Well documented museum!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

A compact but very interesting selection of exhibits/artefacts of the natural history of the Netherlands as well as other regions of the world. The exhibit 'Fossils of the Netherlands' is excellent and very well presented.... Really worth a visit especially that the museum is located...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Win S
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Natuurmuseum Rotterdam is a small Natural History Museum situated near Kunsthal Rotterdam.The exhibits are well presented and informative.The larger Naturalis Leiden is currently under construction so it was very busy with families wanting to visit a natural history museum.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank bas k
Reviewed January 25, 2018

This place could be named "dode dierentuin" indeed it is a nice place to see mammals, insects and some fossils. It is quite small if I compare to other Natural history museum!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank seustace2003
Reviewed December 1, 2017

The Natural History Museum in the Museumpark in Rotterdam, next to the Kunsthal bunker, is the kind of museum I like best. Situated in a charming building, it focuses on a limited subject, in this case natural history. In this museum you can feel the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed October 8, 2017

The museum was calm, quiet and felt very relaxed.Lots of things to see, everything in both English and Dutch and not too much to read. Good interactive activities for children and not too many of them running around.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LesD505
Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a museum that really is best to visit with kids. They have a lot of stuffed animals and enough activities for childern. The whale skeleton is of course very special

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank francien2015
Reviewed July 8, 2016

Great Value natural history museum. I would recommend the audio tour as you will learn even more quirky things about the artefacts. the dutch sense of humour is ripe throughout the museum so be sure to take it all in! great for families and kids...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 12345louiseH
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