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Turtles Centre and its collection

Turtles Centre

Turtles are among the oldest animals on earth. Hundreds of living turtles were housed within the Turtle Center. There was also a permanent exhibition on the first floor. This exhibition completed the educational aspect of the center. In display cases you were able to see stuffed species of turtles, but also items that were confiscated by customs among returning holidaymakers. This mostly concerned objects made from endangered species of turtles. Examples were a hair comb, a banjo and a candle stand. After viewing turtles and exhibition, children were able to do an educational treasure hunt (only in Dutch)


Nature & Natural History  Nature & Natural History Children Animals

Turtles Centre
J. Keplerweg 26

Visitor information Turtles Centre

Opening hours

Look for the official visit days at

The souvenir shop is open every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 17:00

Christmas days (December 25 and 26)
Last day old year (December 31)
New Year's Day (January 1)


0 – 2Free


Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop
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Location & Map

J. Keplerweg 26, Alphen aan Den Rijn

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