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Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst knowing it isn't the best time of year for gardens, the Hortus Botanicus looked unloved and poorly kept. The glasshouses could do with a good clean and the grounds generally needed a good sweep up. We thought the entrance fee was expensive. As mentioned...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's probably not your first thought when planning a trip to Amsterdam but it's well worth a visit. Amazing glass houses even in winter!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank whatkatedidnext92
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to visit if you have the time and you love plants! Educational and value priced for students and seniors. Two comments it would be relatively easy to get english translations and plaques so that all more persons can enjoy. Possibly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ManadoJeremy
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the oldest botanic gardens in the world, the garden has an interesting display of plants and is attractively laid out. There's a hothouse with raised walkway and orangery with a café. A small shop sells pot plants and other garden items. It was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravellingTonyG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditionally when I think of a garden visit, I tend to associate it with a day time affair. However, this botanical garden offers a night time visit during Dec-Jan. The price was also reduced during this time. In terms of the atmosphere, it was just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank clairethetraveler872
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a naturey woman with a love for identifying plants, this was a must see for me. The amount of different species was fascinating. However I did feel that it would be even more spectacular in the summer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jade J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a cold, rainy day I decided to visit the botanic garden. As other reviewers have noted, the garden is amazing, even in the rain. Needing to warm up and dry out, I slipped into the cafe and discovered an oasis from the weather. Lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alesia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a guided tour; Hortus by night. The guide told about the history of the hortus and showed the most special plants. After that we had a nice glue wine.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank grsmit
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Back to nature in a busy city..with quiet places to sit and many plants not found anywhere else to see this is a must see for any visitor..user friendly for the less able too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

We haven’t seen such a variety of plants in such a small garden before. Though it may be small, it is perfectly formed. The glasshouses were the highlight, especially as it is November, and the butterfly house was an absolute bonus!

Date of experience: December 2018
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24 November 2018|
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Response from david n | Reviewed this property |
All year round, they have the palm trees and butterflies under cover but a significant part of the gardens are outside so if you are coming back in spring or summer then I'd wait until then. Especially as the entrance fee is... More
10 September 2018|
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Response from mary w | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps a dozen or so late blooming tulip varieties were in planters (think buckets) along a short walkway, not the fields of plantings that are famously in the vicinity of Keukenhof. My visit to Hortus Botanicus was the... More
8 September 2018|
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