Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets are sold out for the 2019 Hoboken Lecture. You may ask for or swap tickets here:


Why is this website in English? 
Well, we organise the Hoboken Lectures together with the British Council, the speaker is British and he/she will speak in English too. So we aim at an (international) audience that understands the English language.


When is the 2019 Hoboken Lecture and who is the speaker?
The lecture is scheduled for 11 December 2019. The speaker is conservation biologist Dr Amy Dickman.


Where is the Hoboken Lecture? 
Reception of our guests, sales of tickets and drinks are in the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, Westzeedijk 345, 3015 AA Rotterdam. We are in that magnificient villa in the Museumpark, next to the Kunsthal. Directions here. The lecture itself is next door in the auditorium of the Kunsthal. 


Do I have to be a rocket scientist to comprehend the Hoboken Lecture? 
No, but you won’t be listening to a live report of a game of darts. We expect engaged, curious and committed citizens in the audience, including students, academics, entrepreneurs, amateurs and professionals.


Is the Hoboken Lecture also for kids? 
No. If you have keen kids at the age of 8 to12, try the MuseumJeugdUniversiteit for exciting lectures by renowned scientists. The Hoboken Lecture is for 16+


Do I have to pay for the Hoboken Lecture?
Yes, but the 2019 lecture is sold out. Tickets are 12,50 euro. This includes free entrance to the Natural History Museum and vouchers for coffee-and-sandwich before the lecture, and an after-lecture drink and some finger food. 


Where can I buy a ticket for the Hoboken Lecture?
Sorry, the event is sold out


Can I bring my family or a friend? 
Sure, but they need tickets too.


Should I buy a ticket now? 
Sorry, the event is sold out.


How do I know that you reserved a seat for me? 
If you managed to buy a ticket online, you have a seat. We guarantee that. To get in, to your seat, print the e-ticket and bring it. 


Should I come early?
Yes, please. You are welcome from 18.00h, to get your vouchers, have a coffee and see the exibits of the Natural History Museum before the programme starts at 19.30h sharp.


What if I have a ticket but unfortunately I can't come (because I broke my leg)? 
Please try to swap your ticket here:


Any other question? 
Please e-mail us at We might even answer your question in Dutch.


We zijn weer open!

Vanaf 1 juni is Het Natuurhistorisch weer open. Behalve doodleuk is een bezoek aan ons museum ook veilig in deze coronatijd. Daarvoor hebben we maatregelen genomen: 

Lees hier wat wij doen en van jou verwachten voor een veilig museumbezoek.

Het is voor alle bezoekers verplicht vooraf online een ticket met een vaste starttijd te boeken. Dat kan in onze e-ticket shop. We verkopen geen tickets in het museum.

Zie je een museumbezoek nog niet zitten (of ben je ziek), bezoek dan Het Natuurhistorisch Online, met filmpjes en de audiotour voor thuis.