Saturday we spent the morning at Naturalis National history museum in Leiden. It was about 40 minute drive away and yourself truly drove us there and got us there in one piece.

It was a really great day, LPV enjoyed but I do have to say that I think even at almost 3 he’s was a weeshy bit too young for some of it, however he has a fab time running about. its’ about 5 floors of various exhibits my personal favourite was the human body exhibit. There’s lots of interaction and has a whole sensory section for children of all ages, LPV love this and especially loved collecting the nectar from the flowers as it made a slurping sound.

collecting Nectar

collecting Nectar

I absolutely loved feeding the animals with LPV, this are mechanical animals and you pick up various items of food and try to feed them, if it’s right they open their mouth if it’s wrong they shake their heads.

Frog like the bugs

Frog like the bugs


There’s a great section on fossils, animals, planets all with button to push, levers to pull, phones to pick up. at the risk of sounding like a dodgy holiday commercial, it really was fun for all the family.. Apart from Miss C puking all over me but that a whole other story!! It was recommended to me by the expat group I’m a member of, who also go regularly unfortunately it’s not somewhere I could take both children as LPV is like a grey hound chasing a rabbit but Id’ certainly return there again and will be taking Gma & Gdad when they visit us soon.

Here’s a few more pics of our fun

Me after weight watchers?

Me after weight watchers?


gotta love a bit of DNA


Animals were fab


He’s braver than me, this things scare me


2 thoughts on “Naturalis

  1. knittymummy says:

    That looks great. My husband sometimes pops over to Lieden for work – maybe I’ll get him to take us with him next time!

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