Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht


Opening hours

Monday: closed
Tue-Fri: 11:00-17:00
Sat & Sun: 13:00-17:00

Closures and changes to opening times in 2018:
Sat 10- Tues13 Feb Carnaval
Fri 27 April  Koningsdag
Sun 20 May  Whit Sunday
Tues 25 Dec  Christmas Day
Tues 1 Jan  New Year’s Day
Thurs 10 May  Ascension Day  13:00-17:00
Mon 21 May  Whit Monday    13:00-17:00
Wed 26 Dec  Boxing Day 13:00-17:00

Contact information

De Bosquetplein 7
6211 KJ  Maastricht

Post address:
Maastricht Natural History Museum
De Bosquetplein 6-7
6211 KJ  Maastricht

T: +31 (0)43 350 5490
F: +31 (0)43 350 5475


Adults                                              €7.20 (groups of 20+ €6.20pp)
Child 0-4                                         Free
Child 5-11 and Senior                     €4.60 (groups of 20+ €4.20pp)
CJP, Countdown, Student              €6.20
Museumkaart                                  No charge

information in English


By train
The Natural History Museum of Maastricht is located 15 minutes walking distance from Maastricht central station.

By foot
Walk straight ahead out of the station onto Stationsstraat and continue straight ahead until you cross the Sint Servaasbrug. When you reach a T-intersection in front of the Bijenkorf, turn left and head down Wolfstraat until you reach Onze Lieve Vroweplein. Then you will see signposts showing you the way to the museum.

By car
Due to continued construction works in and around Maastricht, please consult Maastricht Bereikbaar (ww.maastrichtbereikbaar) for updated detours and road closures.

There is paid street parking in the vicinity of Centre Céramique, this is also enforced on Sundays. There is also a Q-Park parking garage underneath the library, the entrance can be found at Sonnevillelunet 10. For more information regarding opening hours and tariffs (in Dutch) please check their website:

By bus
From Maastricht central station bus number 3 will take you towards the museum. Alight at the Tongersestraat bus stop. Walk back from the bus stop the way the bus came towards the Driesprong restaurant (with the large mural). Keep right as the road forks. Take the second road to the right, at Ezelmarkt, and continue along Looiersgracht. At the end of the road you will come to De Bosquetplein and there you will find the Natural History Museum of Maastricht.

To make your way back to Maastricht central station from the museum, turn left onto Zwingleput from De Bosquetplein and continue along as it becomes Niewenhofstraat and then Sint Pieterstraat. You can catch the number 3 bus back to the station from the bus stop on Sint Pieterstraat.

By bicycle
The Natural History Museum of Maastricht is easily reachable by bicycle from all neighbourhoods in the city and surrounding areas and has ample bicycle parking.


Dogs are not allowed in the museum, with the exception of guide dogs.


Suppliers are asked to use the service entrance next to the Q-Park parking garage entrance on the southern side of the building.
Sonnevillelunet 10
6221 KT Maastricht

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You will find the Natural History Museum of Maastricht tucked away in one of the most atmospheric parts of the historic city of Maastricht. It is easily reachable by public transport or foot, and is close to cafés, restaurants and retail areas.

The Natural History Museum houses permanent and temporary exhibitions, boasts extensive collections, runs workshops, activities and even holds birthday parties and is the richest source of information about the wonders of the Limburgish wildlife and landscape on the planet.


Come and meet Bèr, Carlo, Kristine and Lars – proper Dutch dinosaurs. The Mosasaurs were excavated right here from under Sint Pietersburg and are more than 66 million years old.  We have a continuing excavation being carried out in our Sciencelab. Come and learn all about the Mosasaur and watch our palaeontologists at work.

Permanent exhibitions

The beauty and wealth of Limburg’s wildlife is permanently on display in the Natural History Museum of Maastricht. Pick up a guide book at the front desk (available in ENG, DE, FR, NL) and NHMM will teach you everything about the influence of humans on the local landscape, plants and animals in the last 250,000 years, how some plants and animals disappeared and other species actually benefited.

Discover the Insectenkamer, have a peek at some animal mummies, feel what it’s like to live in a foxhole, check your bird call expertise and roam about our museum garden that dates back to 1913. Travel through time, back further than 350 million years ago along tropical marshes and ride the Cretaceous Sea with filled with Mosasaurs who lived in South Limburg over 66 million years ago.

Adres De Bosquetplein 7, 6211 KJ Maastricht
T: 043 350 54 90 / E:
maandag dicht (m.u.v. enkele feestdagen)
dinsdag-vrijdag 11-17 uur
zaterdag en zondag 13-17 uur

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