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Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)

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Address: Plantage Middenlaan 2a, 1018 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 625 9021
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Flowers, plants, nature

In the middle of Amsterdam is this great botanical garden. It feels that you're abroad, because there are so many exotic flowers and plants. Feels like wandering in a nature... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This old Botanical garden, former medical plants were gathered her to cur the ill in the old days, boasts a great hothouse with the feeling of the tropics. So if you can not stand the cold in the winter months, do go here. There is also a fine cafe, with outdoor seating in the summer, and indoors all year round... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In the middle of Amsterdam is this great botanical garden. It feels that you're abroad, because there are so many exotic flowers and plants. Feels like wandering in a nature documentary, an escape from the city life.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like gardens and are interested in different kinds of plants, this is a nice short break from other city activities. The cafe serves organic sandwiches and coffee. The palm house, orangerie, and other buildings are fun to walk around--warm and humid on a cold day. Some of them have upper decks so that you can see the plants... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This time was the second time I've been in the Garden. Even in winter it is a little paradise where lost the sense of time and get a little for closer to Vibration of nature.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the Botanical Gardens you can see lovely plants and even a flock of pink flamingos in a lake. Enjoy a quiet stroll or people watch. However, it you expect sensational plant specimens, visit the gardens at the University of Utrecht - which is a short train ride away!

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Thank 349Charles25
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest botanical garden that exists.. But for that price (if I remember correctly 9€) you except a little bit more and not a botanical garden of that size .. The place is amazing especially the greenhouses with the bridge to connect one to an other.. But I won't go again.. Good surprise with the pictures exhibition that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many things stunned me: The water lily pond, the ability to walk around and see different climate zones; the early collections of plant material from various places on this earth, plus the delightful places where people could just sit and enjoy nature. We had a lovely salad outdoors for lunch. Plus a new appreciation for the need to save and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this Botannic Gardens in November, it is probably not a good idea to visit gardens during November as there was not that much to see. I visited the Palm has and the Butterfly house. The gardens are quite small. We had something to eat in De Orangerie, the food and coffee was very good and we enjoyed it.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Compact but very beautiful. Varied environments, all in their own special place. Look out for the frogs in the butterfly house. Great photo opportunities from bridges & cat walks. Autumn sun, benches & relax Some places not accessible to disabled but still loads to see and worth a visit.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of the I Amsterdam card this is a sweet little botanical garden fill with a cornucopia of plants. It may be small but is old and has great variety. Particularly liked the butterfly house and finished the visit off with some tea and delicious cake in the cafe.

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides visitors with the chance to imagine the city that Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house) while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s oldest (and still best kept) zoos, and Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. It's also an ideal setting for the Dutch outpost of St Petersburg’s Hermitage.
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