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Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum)

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Nice museum, friendly staff but I would have loved some English translations. Great for children... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
The Netherlands
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Great classical style natural history museum - but NOT suitable for tourists!

Great museum, small, old, with beautiful displays but NO English text ONLY Dutch - so if you are... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Pedro V
The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Nice museum, friendly staff but I would have loved some English translations. Great for children too (if they speak Dutch of course).

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

This is a fascinating museum of the natural history of this area EXCEPT the information was ONLY in Dutch. Why is it that in other countries major museums have their exhibits in at least 3 languages, English, French, and German. This experience could be so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great museum, small, old, with beautiful displays but NO English text ONLY Dutch - so if you are from any country other than the Netherlands you will not know and understand any of the exhibits - very disappointing.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Rather small museum located in historical building and area in heart of Maastricht. Full of fossils found in the Limburg region - especially Maastricht area. Good explanatory video on its geology and life in earlier times. Currently also housing an exhibition on colors. Next to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This museum is small but nice. Beware that the museum is rather disappointing if you expect english signs. Everything is in dutch and there is NO translation! This makes it rather annoying, especially when you look at random bones and have no idea what you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The Museum is small but really interesting and nice. Unfortenatly all the signs and explanantions are in dutch. A small brochure in english is available for 3.50€ We spend around 2 hours in the museum to see everything. If you are interested in natural history...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank torstenr358
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Some interesting exhibits here, including the massive jawbone of a mesosaurus removed from the limestone tunnels of Sint Pieter. If you like fossils and skulls, limbs, insects, birds and edcuational exhibits, this is definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nick C
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

It's really frustrating that the collections didn't have a English translation of the Dutch prescription. The museum had a nice collection and I would recommend it.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank wanted_doc
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Hunter Lily R
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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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