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Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent an interesting couple of hours in this historical botanical gardens with relaxing outdoor walk and well stocked glass houses. There is also an observatory on the site which was open at the time of our visit and contains an excellent exhibition on astronomy,

Thank Sandyretriever
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed a wander around the gardens and through the various glasshouses. Good display of insectivorous plants on the upper mevel of first glass house, which is an interest of ours. Quite small overall compared to many of the botanical gardens I have visited but would...More

Thank lolarabbit
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful botanical gardens. Hortus Botanicus was established in 1590, makes it one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, and the oldest in the Netherlands. The Garden is located in Leiden, approximately 47 kilometres from Amsterdam. Its collections include an...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This botanic garden is not the biggest in the world! But it makes up for its size in the amount of plants packed into the small space, particular highlights are the glass houses including the orchid rooms, but also the Chinese herb garden, the order...More

1  Thank Laksalover
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The oldest botanical garden in Europe. A must. Cozy and great atmosphere and landscape. Best time to visit in the morning at 10 a.m. just after opening

1  Thank Roland K
Reviewed 16 August 2018

As a frequent traveler, I'm always looking for sights that will be appropriate for my 2.5 year old. The botanical gardens makes that list! We spent 2 hours there, and would have stayed longer if it wasn't dinner time (they stay open in the evening...More

1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Went there today. Located next to the canals , it is a really nice place as it belongs to the campus. As one might expect from a garden it is very green and has many different plants which are nicely grouped in thematic locations. There...More

Thank Sven H
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We decided to visit Leiden's Botanical Garden in a sunny and hot day. The amount of different plants you can find there it's really amazing, ranging from rare species from rainforests to carnivorous plants. It is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe (dating...More

Thank holmes1995
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

One of the places you really have to visit! There are different gardens with roses, vegetables, Chinese herbs, ... If you feel hungry or thirsty, there is a possibility to eat and drink something. There is also a small shop.

Thank 538alinen
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The Hortus botanicus is a beautiful parc with all kind of plants and flowers, a true valhalla! Some trees and plants are a century. It's was very relaxing to walk there. I saw magnificient coloured flowers and even a meat eting plant. This garden is...More

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23 January 2018|
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Response from desparatehousewife07 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. I never saw one there
14 June 2017|
Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
You need a ticket or a national museum card. I don't know the cost for an individual visit as I have the national card - well worth it if you are visiting several attractions during your stay in the Netherlands. There is a... More
14 June 2017|
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Response from Joannesdebont | Reviewed this property |
Parking is either near the canal or near the university library.
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