Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, Amsterdam

3.9
#8 of 43 in Parks in Amsterdam
Originally founded in 1638, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam hosts rare and exotic plants in one of the oldest facilities of its kind in the world. After falling on hard times during the latter half of the 20th century, the garden rebounded to become one of Amsterdam's most popular tourist sites. Wander the themed pathways through the collection of over 6,000 resident plants, including a large cycad collection and several specimens hundreds of years old. You'll see some of the same plants, such as coffee and palms, which helped the Dutch East India Company spur its respective industries in South America and the East Indies. Afterward stop for a bite at the terraced cafe, which offers coffee and snacks. Plan your Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam visit and explore what else you can see and do in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam trip planner .
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  • Definitely very nice vegetable garden... I would recommend the visit in the spring or summer. I was there in November (because it included in the Amsterdam card) and the trees were almost all bare... Surely it was very relaxing to walk among the plants given the almost absence of people and the song of the birds that accompanied my walk. Definitely a very nice garden ... I would recommend the visit in spring or summer. I was there in November (because included in the Amsterdam card) and the trees were almost all bare ... Surely it was very relaxing to walk among the plants due to the almost absence of people and the song of the birds that accompanied my walk
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  • You'll find more than you expected. It's a place where you can find plants from many different climates and cultures on the edge of the water. Of course it's better in sunny weather. Leiden's historic city centre is also very close, so you might want to consider a stroll between the two.
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  • Fabulous botanical gardens with so much to see & experience within their grounds. The butterfly house was utterly delightful, with butterflies flying all around you. The pond containing a lotus flower with enormous lily pads is an amazing sight to behold. The three climate greenhouse was also a sensory delight. For the perfect finish to your visit you will find a delicious cake & a coffee in their well-stocked cafe. Enjoy!
  • Such a beautiful garden. It has a lovely tropical greenhouse area, desert greenhouse, and a butterfly greenhouse. The whole garden is in the small side but still very much worth the visit. Also a great place to have something to drink and a bite to eat. Only reason I give 4 instead of 5 stars is the very long wait to go inside. I had the feeling tickets and entry could have been much more efficient (people who bought tickets in advance still had to wait 20 min + in line with everyone else).
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