Opening hours
of the museum

We're open daily from 10am till 5pm. Naturalis is closed only three days a year; Kings day, the 'Leidens ontzet' (3 October) and Christmas Day (25 December).

of museum tickets and parking tickets

You can buy your tickets for Naturalis via Ofcourse you can buy tickets at the museum. Tickets bought online cannot be returned.

Do you have a Museum card? Then you don't need an extra ticket.

Aged 4 and older

€ 16

Aged 3 and younger

€ 0

With a CJP-card

€ 15

With a student ID card

€ 11

Museum card / ICOM

€ 0

BankGiroLoterij VIP-CARD

€ 0

Parking ticket

€ 7,50

and directions

Naturalis has two entrances. Darwinweg 2 (coming by foot or public transport) and Mendelweg 2 (coming by car or bike). The museum can be easily reached with public transport and is located within walking distance of Leiden Centraal train station. From the station, the walking route is clearly marked. We advise you to travel with public transport. 

and beverages

Want to take a break with coffee and cake? Or have a nice lunch? This is possible in the restaurant on the ground floor, at the coffee corner on the 5th floor or the café on the 9th. Naturally, you're free to bring your own refreshments as well. You can eat it at the café on the 9th floor.

facilities and special provisions for disabled visitors

Naturalis is accessible to wheelchairs and compact mobility scooters. Wheelchairs are available. Strollers can be temporarily stored at a number of locations on different floors of the museum, should your toddler decide to want to walk. The whole museum is accessible to visitors with disabilities. There are two lifts and all stairs are fitted with handrails and resting areas. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome, pets are not.

Other facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor and ninth floor.
  • Free wheelchairs
  • Free lockers (€0.50 or €1 deposit)
  • Toilet facilities on the ground floor, as well as third, fifth and ninth floor.
  • Four accessible parking spaces. These cannot be reserved. The parking fee is € 7.50. Paying by the hour is not possible.

museum shop

Choose from a wide range of products inspired by the beauty of nature. The Naturalis museum shop offers a unique range of presents and gadgets.

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Kinderen in museumwinkel Naturalis

asked questions


Ask away! We're always happy to provide answers.

Frequently asked questions

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Trap in atrium Naturalis

and conditions