Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis

Local nameNaturalis
LocationLeiden, Netherlands

Naturalis Biodiversity Center is a national museum of natural history and a research center on biodiversity in Leiden, Netherlands. The museum, except the research facilities, was closed from September 2018 to mid 2019 due to renovations. Temporary exhibitions were held in the Pesthuis entrance building during the renovations.Although its current name and organization are relatively recent, the history of Naturalis can be traced back to the early 1800s. Its collection includes approximately 37 million specimens, making it one of the largest natural history collections in the world.

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Opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

27 Apr, 3 Oct, 25 Dec


Adults: € 12
Children (4- 17): € 9

More information and contact


Official Website

Official Museum



Phone 0715687600

Address Darwinweg 2, 2333 Leiden, Netherlands

Coordinates 52°9'52.326" N 4°28'23.005" E

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