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Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum)

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Address: De Bosquetplein 6/7, 6211 KJ Maastricht, The Netherlands
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+31 43 350 5490
13:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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Diversity on display

Set in a beautiful and historic part of Maastricht one can find this very interesting Museum of Natural History. That’s because of the diversity on display of everything that... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Mike E
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a geology and biology buff so I loved this, but it's smaller than you'd expect and a lot of the displays are outdated or moulded casts of the real thing. You have to be interested in the subject matter to overlook it. There is a beautiful garden with it where they keep bees and that's lovely. All in all... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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156 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Set in a beautiful and historic part of Maastricht one can find this very interesting Museum of Natural History. That’s because of the diversity on display of everything that nature holds. For instance, it’s nice to be able to see what one is being told during a guided tour in the St Pietersberg Caves. The Mosasaur finds from those caves... More 

Thank Mike E
Athens, Greece
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Interesting place, nice exhibition about animals and plants. The only downside is that everything is written in Dutch!

Thank 77Vasiliki
Ghent, Belgium
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

An exhibition on the geological history of the region, with some insights of the evolution of animals, men and nature in a historic building. One room shows how exhibitions were held in the past, also a must!

Thank maartenw2016
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you want to take rest from shopping area and you like nature, then its best place for you! There is just one minus - information is just in Dutch.. but I highly recommend it to visit. Enjoy !

Thank Marta N
Bradford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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.

Thank timake
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 October 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.

Thank jane225
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 October 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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Reviewed 20 July 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 

Thank Gladiatrix666
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 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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