Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in North Brabant? These are the ones:
Safaripark Beekse BergenHilvarenbeekSafaripark Beekse Bergen is the largest wildlife park in the Benelux. Visitors can come face to face with wild animals.
DierenrijkNuenenDierenrijk is a zoo especially aimed at children.Children experience what it is like to climb like a ibex, to sit on a stick like a chicken or to walk like a stork. Dierenrijk also organizes regular themed events and live performances and daily feeding presentations take place.
Zoo Parc OverloonOverloonZoo Parc Overloon is home to several well-known and rare animal species. Among them are cheetahs, Alaotrabamboemakis, African wild dogs, Vietnamese sika deer, white-wang gibbons, bear martens, meerkats, raccoons and Bennett wallabies. There is also a botanical garden, a butterfly valley and the Pand
BestZOOBestThe animal park where you can still experience that real Brabant coziness! BestZOO is a cozy zoo, where visitors can get close to the animals and get a good view of the animals. Come face to face with animals from all over the world! Monkeys from South America, panthers from Asia, marsupials from Au
Van Gogh Village MuseumNuenenThe Van Gogh Village Museum is housed in the old town hall in Nuenen. In the museum, visitors relive the time of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. The museum illustrates how the artist lived and painted during his time in Nuenen from 1883 to 1885. You can experience his journey to making his first
Zoo VeldhovenVeldhovenZoo Veldhoven is home to a variety of exotic animals. You can see colorful birds and special animals not often encountered in the Netherlands. Among other things, Zoo Veldhoven has several aviaries and a raptor enclosure.
Museum Klok & PeelAstenThe Klok & Peel Museum’s collection consists of two subcollections: a collection of carillons and a natural history collection. The museum has the largest collection of carillons in the world. The museum covers all clock-related themes. Clocks from all over the world are exhibited in the great hall.
Natuurmuseum BrabantTilburgNatuurmuseum Brabant is housed in the former villa of cloth manufacturer Guillaume JD Pollet. The museum is dedicated to the landscape and the nature of Brabant. Among other objects, the museum exhibits plants, animals, rocks and fossils. One of the permanent exhibitions, ‘De Reis’, focusses on the
Dierenpark De OliemeulenTilburgDierenpark De Oliemeulen calls itself the strangest animal park in the Netherlands. Among other things, there is a two-headed snake, an owl, a gecko and a miniature horse. There is also a nursery with various small animals such as tiny meerkats and tiny eyelash geckos, coal-burning turtles and vario
Biesbosch MuseumEiland WerkendamWerkendamThe Biesbosch Museum Werkendam illustrates the history and the fishing, hunting and ‘griend’ culture in the Biesbosch. The museum also focusses on the artisans in the area. There are workshops of among others, a hoop maker, a basket maker and a cooper. In addition, the museum covers the resistance i
Bierbrouwerij De RoosHilvarenbeekJoin us and imagine yourself in a brewery in the 19th century. Do you know what a reefer is? And have you ever cooked on mutsard? At the only authentic village brewery in the Netherlands, you can see how beer was brewed in the past. At Bierbrouwerij De Roos, you can still see most of the original i
Dierenpark Zie-ZooVolkelAnimal Park See-ZOO is a zoo and breeding center. It is home to a variety of animal species from almost every continent. Among others, owls, kangaroos and ducks can be seen. The zoo also houses remarkable animal species, including the Clouded leopard, Tayra and the American black bear.
Natuurhistorisch en Volkenkundig Museum OudenboschOudenboschThe Natural History and Ethnographic Museum was founded around the collections of the Saint Louis brothers, which were used for visual education in the past. The museum has several departments. The main attraction is the almost thousand stuffed animals on the first floor, which is still decorated
Arboretum OudenboschOudenboschArboretum Oudenbosch is a botanical garden that consists of various types of trees and shrubs. The garden covers an area of about four hectares. The entrance is located in a monumental building, which belonged to the former convent building of the Jesuit Fathers in the past. The arboretum Oudenbosch
Het OertijdmuseumBoxtelHet Oertijdmuseum in Boxtel is a geological and natural history museum. Among other things, (dinosaur) fossils from small to huge, and various stones and minerals are shown. The volunteers of the Dinolab and the Dinowerkplaats work on the process from-bone-to-skeleton and will explain this proces. G
Museumgemaal Caners's-HertogenboschMuseum Pumping Station Caners is dedicated to Pumping Station Caners built in 1933 in the style of the Delft School. The pumping station drained the polders behind it. The museum exhibits include photographs, maps and old tools of the water board. In addition, a number of films about the past and pr
Kempenmuseum De Acht ZalighedenEerselKempenmuseum De Acht Zaligheden is housed in a Kempen longhouse farm. The museum illustrates life, living and working in Kempen during the period 1850-1950. The part that is called ‘De Acht Zaligheden’ gets extra focus. The collection includes Brabant textiles, tools and machines. The workshops illu
Reptielenhuis De AardeBredaReptile House The Earth is a small tropical jungle. The reptile house houses various lizards, crocodiles and snakes, among others. To mimic the natural habitat, it is always around 22 to 25 degrees Celsius.
Falconcrest Valkerij Centrum en RoofvogelparkEindhovenFalconcrest is a falconry center and bird of prey park. It is the largest bird of prey park in the Netherlands. Among others, there are buzzards, eagles, falcons, owls and vultures. Visitors can participate in birds of prey demonstrations to learn about the birds up close.