in the new Naturalis

We have a wide range of different meeting and event spaces. See at a glance what’s available in the matrix for our rooms and get an impression of the various rooms below.  We're looking forward to hearing from you.

Auditorium Naturalis

The Auditorium

A stunning oak-paneled space with perfect acoustics. Ideal for large groups, up to 240 persons. The Auditorium, which is situated at the heart of Naturalis, is the perfect space for your presentation or meeting. The Auditorium can be reserved throughout…
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The Atelier Naturalis

The Atelier

The Atelier is an ideal, central space for meetings involving groups of 20 to 30 people. The layout of the room can be adapted according to your requirements. The Atelier is a very light room that looks over the entrance to the museum and everything that’s…
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Diner Atrium Naturalis

The Atrium

Lots of space, spectacular light and a great view of the glass crown and the staircase. For 380 persons by adding the other balcony's, the maximum amount of people is up to 150. Naturalis’ imposing Atrium makes an excellent venue for a celebration or…
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Restaurant Naturalis

Ground floor restaurant

A large space with plenty of natural light and lots of seating. Naturalis’ restaurant can accommodate 320 people. The specially designed wall panels by designer Tord Boontje give this central space a contemporary feel. Adjacent to the restaurant is a…
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Rooftop restaurant

Rooftop restaurant

Our restaurant high up in the glass crown provides an intimate setting and a rooftop terrace with a spectacular view. Enjoy the view over Leiden and the coast as you celebrate with your guests. The restaurant and rooftop terrace can accommodate a maximum…
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De groene kamer

The Green Room

The Green Room, a circular designed space full of green elements and special collection items, is the ideal place in Naturalis for meetings with a group of up to 8 people. The round conference table under the portrait of well-known biologist prof. dr…
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Het Atelier

Balconies in the glass crown

There are some balcony's in the crown area of the Atrium. These balcony's have a majestic view on the surroundings. Available for a drink or a walking diner. Combine the experience with a visit in one of the galleries. The balcony's can be booked…
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De Tribune

The Stage

This small theater can accommodate 100 people. The Stage is located on the central atrium of Naturalis. This private space offers privacy and no distractions. So it’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for an individual space for a presentation or a…
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StudioLab in LiveScience

Live Science

With its big windows facing onto the street, this space acts as a shop window for Naturalis. This is where we show what we do as a research institute. LiveScience is available in the evenings for events and can accommodate up to 75 people.
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Dinosaur laboratory in Live Science

Online and hybrid

A Zoom meeting, congres via Teams or workshop via Google Meet: by now we can organize any business meeting online. In close cooperation with our regular AV partner ALV from Leiden, we set up an online live event in no time.
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Workshop in Naturalis


Our three themed workspaces are perfect for workshops after 4 p.m.. Workshop Present, Workshop Past and Workshop Design can accommodate 35 people. Here, your guests can engage with scientific issues around biodiversity in a user-friendly way. The workshops…
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for all tastes

Refreshments during a break, a quick, healthy lunch or a lavish dinner? We have something for everyone, whatever the location. From large business meetings, lunches and walking dinners to small private dinners. With food and drink, ambiance and layout to suit all tastes and every need, whatever you’re looking for, we provide that unique combination. Together with our catering partner Vermaat, our emphasis is on providing a wide range of catering options serving healthy, sustainable produce.

Food and drink

Catering Naturalis
Catering Naturalis

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A set table

at Naturalis

Here at Naturalis, you can celebrate your successes in a unique way. You can invite your partners to an exclusive museum opening, for example. Just imagine... We welcome your guests with an aperitif in the Auditorium, and one of our scientists gives an inspiring talk on biodiversity. And, of course, you’ll get to see T. rex Trix and the various exhibitions in the museum. In the meantime, the tables have been set for dinner in the imposing Atrium and a live band is playing. The evening ends with a swing on the dance floor. That's an evening your guests would talk about for a long time to come! 

Gebouw Naturalis donker

by car

Naturalis Biodiversity Center believes strongly in protecting and maintaining biodiversity. We therefore encourage the use of public transport and we don’t reserve parking spaces. In addition, parking by the building is extremely limited. The new Naturalis is within walking distance of Leiden Central Station (10 minutes on foot). Prepare yourself well and make sure your guests are aware of the situation. You can find more visitor information, house rules and FAQs under Practical Info.

Practical info


and conditions

These rental conditions apply to the business market.

General rental conditions