All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in South Holland

South Holland (the Netherlands) has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 25 nature and natural history museums that are located in South Holland.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in South Holland? These are the ones:

  1. Diergaarde Blijdorp1

    Diergaarde Blijdorp

    Diergaarde Blijdorp is one of the largest and oldest zoos in the Netherlands. It consists of several parts. The Oceanium is situated at the main entrance and contains many different fish. In addition, Diergaarde Blijdorp is divided into continents. It features the Arctic area, the North America area
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    Tulip Experience Amsterdam

  3. Hortus Botanicus Leiden3

    Hortus Botanicus Leiden

    Hortus Botanicus Leiden, of the Leiden University is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands, from 1590. The first plants were planted in 1594. Four centuries of collecting has resulted in a garden with a variety of exotic unknown plants. The Hortus features an Orangery from 1744, tropical gr
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    The Tulip Barn

  5. Naturalis Biodiversity Center5

    Naturalis Biodiversity Center

    Naturalis owns a large natural history collection of 37 million objects. The collection is partially exhibited in the museum and includes animals, plants, fossils and stones from around the world. All aspects of nature are covered in Naturalis. The visitor travels from the first life on Earth to the
  6. CORPUS 'journey through the human body'6

    CORPUS 'journey through the human body'

    Discover the wonders of the human body: your body, at CORPUS! See, feel, and hear how your body works in a spectacular, nerve-wracking journey. Follow the acrobatics of a red blood cell in the 5D heart theater and learn all about the intestines, kidneys, and the command center of the human body: the
  7. Vogelpark Avifauna7

    Vogelpark Avifauna

    Alphen aan Den Rijn
    At Avifauna Bird Park, visitors are introduced to hundreds of different birds, including the American bald eagle, the giant toucan, the blue-yellow macaw and the white-necked sapphire, the smallest species of bird seen in European zoos. Flamingos live in the Cuban brackish water swamp, and in the Ph
  8. Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum8

    Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum

    Trompenburg Tuinen & Arboretum used to be one of the ‘buitenplaatsen’ in Cralingen. Now there are gardens with fountains, herbaceous borders, a desert greenhouse and an aviary. There are thousands of perennials and bulbs, and hundreds of trees and shrubs. The old part of the garden has an English la
  9. SEA LIFE Scheveningen9

    SEA LIFE Scheveningen

    SEA LIFE Scheveningen is a sea aquarium with over 45 aquariums. Among others, you can see sea turtles, black tip reef sharks, exotic rays, sea stars and corals. But also more familiar species such as cod and lobster. In an underwater tunnel, the sea turtles and sharks swim above the visitors. There
  10. Futureland10


    Futureland is located on the seawall of the Maasvlakte, overlooking the newly developed land. It is the information centre of the Second Maasvlakte where visitors get to know everything about the construction of a new port on an area of 1800 square metres, where waves, sand and wind play a major rol
  11. Keukenhof11


    Keukenhof, located in Lisse, the Netherlands, is one of the largest flower gardens in the world with an area of 32 hectares. The official website reports that some 7 million flower bulbs are planted there every year. Although Keukenhof is best known for its tulips, it also features a variety of othe
  12. Museon-Omniversum12


    The Hague
    One Planet is all about the earth, people and sustainable development. Marvel at the beauty of our planet at One Planet Dome. Learn all about the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the interactive One Planet Expo. And see the creative solutions for the future in One Planet NOW! where you can a
  13. Muzee Scheveningen13

    Muzee Scheveningen

    Muzee Scheveningen is a museum on natural and cultural history in Scheveningen which illustrates the culture, the history and the goings on in the city. The collection consists of a cultural history part and a biology part focused on the sea. The cultural history collection consists mainly of object
  14. TU Delft Hortus Botanicus14

    TU Delft Hortus Botanicus

    The TU Delft Hortus Botanicus is home to thousands of plant species and includes an arboretum, a central garden and glass houses with tropical plants. The Hortus of the TU Delft is a technical garden where research on plants has taken place since 1917. Research projects related to plants are still u
  15. Natural History Museum Rotterdam15

    Natural History Museum Rotterdam

    The Natural History Museum Rotterdam is housed in Villa Dijkzigt, a monumental building from 1852. The museum organizes exhibitions on (urban) nature and natural history. The permanent collection includes mammals, birds, insects, plants and shells mainly from the region, but also partly from differe
  16. AquaZoo-Leerdam16


    Aqua Zoo Leerdam consists of a large area of 400 m2 with more than 40 aquariums and terrariums with a capacity of 40 000 liters of water. In the underwater zoo, visitors learn about underwater life. Visitors are introduced to many species of fresh and saltwater fish, such as sharks, piranhas, starfi
  17. Westlands Museum17

    Westlands Museum

    The Westlands Museum is dedicated to the history of Westland. The museum illustrates the story of the origins of the Westland, which starts in prehistoric times. The earliest traces of habitation date back to 3700 BC. Behind the museum is a historical garden with all types of greenhouses and crops f
  18. Museum De Zwarte Tulp18

    Museum De Zwarte Tulp

    Museum De Zwarte Tulp provides an overview of five centuries flower bulbs culture. The collection includes tools, interiors of bulb businesses, drawings, photos and videos. The museum shows the cycle of bulb to flower to bulb and shows how bulbs are grown and how new species are created. The tulip m
  19. Boomkwekerijmuseum19


    The Boomkwekerijmuseum is dedicated to the history of tree nursery. It is located in Boskoop, which is the most important contiguous tree nursery area in the world. The collection includes old tools, equipment and baskets. The tree nursery house illustrates how a tree nursery family lived around 190
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    Plaswijckpark Dierenwijck

    Dierenwijck is the zoo of Plaswijckpark Rotterdam. The Plaswijckpark is a family park. In Dierenwijck live animal species like monkeys, wallabies, black swans, otters and goats, but also special animals like vari's, nandoes and alpacas.
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    Reptielenzoo Serpo

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    Faunapark Flakkee

    Faunapark Flakkee is an animal park that includes owls, deer, kangaroos, goats, rabbits and various predators. The park is structured like a city park with animal enclosures around it.
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    Streekcentrum Ooievaarsdorp Het Liesvelt

    Streekcentrum Ooievaarsdorp Het Liesvelt is a natural history museum dedicated to the Stork. From April to October the storks incubate eggs on the five hectares site. During a guided tour, the visitor learns about both storks and the region itself. In addition, the museum features an apiary with bee
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    Museum Nieuwkoop

    The Antiquities and Polder Museum in Nieuwkoop focuses on local history, with the main theme being peat and peat extraction. Here tools and utensils are exhibited. The museum also shows the flora and fauna of the area. A visit to the museum offers insight into the origins and changes of the landscap
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    Holland Tulip Museum

    The Holland Tulip Museum in Lisse is a national tulip museum and was formerly known as the Black Tulip Museum. The museum focuses on all facets of the bulb flower. The tulip is the representative of all bulb flowers. The museum has a 67 meter wide panorama, also known as Panorama Tulip Land, which w

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