National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis), Leiden

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Explore the extensive collection at National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis), a family-friendly institution with lots to offer visitors of all ages. Examine insects, fossils, rocks and minerals, gemstones, and much more in the collection of about 37 million specimens. Detailed explanations accompany each exhibit, but opt for hiring a tour guide if you really want to get the full experience. Children will enjoy up-close demonstrations about science and nature, as well as interactive displays. Before you leave, check out the workshops, where you can participate in hands-on learning. Plan my Leiden trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Very nice exhibition. A variety of poisonous animals, fun educational games for the children. And great friendly people who like to transfer knowledge to children and adults. Did you know for example that tarantulas bored!?
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  • Because there are now tentoonstelingen Naturalis itself is closed. GIF is very fun and educational. All had a nice afternoon, adults, adolescents and children from 9. Interactive and varied. Many live animals. Bit of a shame that the info is summarily, that was.
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  • This is very educational for young and old. Very nice to spend a day. Is also very neutral briefly to the statiob
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A relatively small city with a big student population, Leiden caters to both long- and short-stay visitors making their plans on a limited budget. The historical city center remains the most expensive area, offering rooms in charming old buildings turned into elegant hotels. Just a short walk from this area you can choose from inexpensive lodgings in family-run inns, where cozy rooms come with private parking and free Wi-Fi. For added mobility without the extra cost, look for guesthouses that offer free bikes for use around the city.
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