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Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)

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Address: Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Came for the cafe

I came here while visiting the university. You can visit the cafe without paying an entrance fee to the garden. It was a windy day but I will come back to visit the garden! The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came here while visiting the university. You can visit the cafe without paying an entrance fee to the garden. It was a windy day but I will come back to visit the garden! The cafe's prices are very reasonable.

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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance of the botanic garden is next to the also famous building of the University of Leiden. Main part of the flora is outside. Via nice maintained small and broader paths one can walk around. It's rather easy accessible for wheelchairs as well. Inside you will find a few famous green houses with exotic flora in excellent condition.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gardens where they organise tours on Sunday afternoon. Beautiful trees and flowers. Tip: buy their tea! It is delicious.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are inside the university so they're very easy to find.We went at February probably not the best time to visit cause most of the flowers and plants bloom at spring summer so it was a bit " colourless ". Even so it was really calming with beautiful scenery by the water to have a stroll, drink coffee or... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend to have one of the garden wardens to lead you around to hear all the stories about the rare plants and trees and where they come from.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The hortus Botanicus is by far one of my favourite places in Leiden. After living there for almost a year, it became one of those places you must visit if you ever come back. With beautiful places, coffee and nature it has everything for being the spot that you will never forget

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

the glass houses contained a great variety of plants, but Dec obviously not the best time to appreciate the beautiful outdoor gardens and trees. Would love to return here at another time of year.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Love the hortus botanicus. I come here to sit and read in a quiet and beautiful environment. My small son also loves to be here.

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Helmond, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I suppose we visited in the wrong time of the year. Nonetheless the green houses were impressive and the massive trees in the garden are beautiful. Winter meant that all big pot plants were sheltered and the garden was a bit desolate. The garden has a very lovely restaurant too, all in all we spend much more time in the... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I love looking at the structure of plants, and the greenhouse is nice & warm on a nippy day. But the park is the garden's true delight during the warmer seasons - simply the very best place in Leiden to hang when slightly intoxicated if young (or not so very young) or in love. The hothouse coffee house is not... More 

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