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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)

#4 of 65 things to do in Leiden Features Animals
Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 568 7600
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Trix the T-rex

While the normal building is under construction, we visited a temporary museum site with the... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Natural history as it should be...

Darwin would lick his fingers if he was to visit this museum. It has loads of life explained in a... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Angela W
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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

While the normal building is under construction, we visited a temporary museum site with the skeleton of Trix the T-rex. And even though you've seen dozens of documentaries and movies, it is amazing to see the beast up close. The skeleton has been beautifully preserved....More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Darwin would lick his fingers if he was to visit this museum. It has loads of life explained in a very easy to understand way. The programs for kids are both educational and fun. And there's quite a complete collection.

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best museums to go to to get a very good flavour of both Dutch old history as well as European and Egyptian history. Great experience for adults and kids!

Thank Joannesdebont
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Visited with our little dinosaur enthusiast, who turned out to be a bit young for the animatronic hall. He did enjoy watching the T-Rex and the interactive displays in the next hall. Well, and playing with the 'create your own dinosaur world' ofcourse! We enjoyed...More

Thank JoranQuinten
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Good collection of all different cultures. Changing exhibitions every couple of months. Nice old building in beautiful park like settings overlooking the canal.

Thank Paulus d
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The naturalis museum in Leiden offers quite the attraction to children. It shows all kinds of animals as well as the bones from dinosaurs and mega mammals. Definitively worth a trip when you are here with the family

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It's a very nice museum. My kids love it, specially after they got a T-rex! Super recommend - specially for a day out with with kids.

Thank ASmulders
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

My son and I enjoyed meeting Trix - the fossil of a T-Rex. Great displays and the interactive area was a great learning environment. The main museum was closed for renovations during this visit. But we have enjoyed many visits here. Lots of hands on...More

Thank TPuyleart
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is unique as it has the only and best T-Rex in an extreme realistic manner. The kids have great fun here and they learn a lot of things on the dinosaurs and their lives. Until September 2017 it will take before the new...More

Thank Jopie66
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I am not sure if there is any other T-Rex full size in Europe. Just that is enough to make this attraction in your to do list. The Naturalis museum was closed. Only the T-Rex exhibition was there. Still it was interesting both for me...More

Thank George_Rusev
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