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

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) and Mendelweg 2 (coming by car or bike). Right now, we only use the entrance on the Darwinweg side. 

Public transport

Naturalis is easy to reach by using public transportation and within walking distance of Leiden Central train station. Exit the station on the LUMC side. The walking route is clearly marked from there. You can also take a bus from Leiden Central train station and get off at the Darwinweg/Naturalis bus stop, right in front of the entrance.


Naturalis currently has several temporary parking spaces. Parking tickets cost €7.50 per day. It is not possible to pay by the hour. The number of spaces is limited. We have four parking spaces for visitors with disabilities. If our parking lot is full, we can recommend the parking lot on Haagweg. From there, you can take a free city shuttle to Naturalis (and other locations in the city center).

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. Naturally, you're free to bring your own refreshments as well. You can eat it at the picknick spots inside and outside of the museum.

facilities and special provisions for disabled visitors

Naturalis is accessible to wheelchairs and compact mobility scooters. Wheelchairs are available. 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.

Winkel knuffel atrium mammoet
Kinderen in museumwinkel Naturalis

asked questions


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

Frequently asked questions

Stairwell atrium Naturalis
Trap in atrium Naturalis

and conditions

Certain rules apply in our museum.

Take a look at our house rules

Take a look at our general terms and conditions

The Municipal Public Health Service's (GGD) have a legitimate interest in requesting visitor data for intensive source and contact tracing. In principle, museums will cooperate with such requests. Visitors who do not want their data to be shared are better off postponing their museum visit until this special situation is over.