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Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)

Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 527 7249
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Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 527 7249
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live 5 minutes walk away from Hortus. We love to take a walk with kids in the garden. There is always nice atmosphere. It's the best place to be with sunny day. For plants lovers there are lots lots of different and rare cultures.

Thank D6986TNkb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Note: if you're visiting museums (which the gardens accept in NL, get a Museumkarte, giving you access to 40 museums, great value. Very central, very well laid out. Beautiful and peaceful. Open until 6pm.

Thank FuzzyDunlopez
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit. A nice mix of in- and outdoor gardens and a astronomy building + tour thrown in as well

Thank LaurensRotterdam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens in the city of Leiden are founded in the 16th century. They reflect the interest of that time in the discovery of new plants from everywhere in the world. Today a quit place with a nice garden. But the garden has also...More

Thank denmvg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The moment you walk in we were enchanted by the beauty. They have a lot and very big greenhouses and a highlight was the huge lotus leaves. There is a lot of very informative information and a great restaurant and shop.

Thank Marijke W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thousands of plants! Not all blooming, but that is nature, something unique will be. Good to see that when the Netherlands was a power they saw how nature if worked with could be beneficial. Some areas needed maintenance.

Thank JoelSails
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife loves flowers so this visit was a must see. She was not disappointed and I spent a pleasant afternoon in the park. Nice café in particular if one can sit outdoors.

Thank Hans N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly visit Hortus yet this time discovered many things we had not seen before. A local friend showed us more treasures. The upper walkway in the second hothouse was a real treat with hanging orchid like flowers and seeing giant butterflies too. There's an...More

Thank Lizardjones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing venue and I think it should be a must-see for every tourist. Very well organised and impressive collection of plants. The greenhouses present plants that are hard to grow otherwise and really travel you all over the world with the tropical and desert themes....More

Thank Kostas91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I believe that historically this is the oldest botanical garden ever established. It is worth a visit independently of the season. It has also a small but brilliant tropical garden. Worthwhile

Thank zepedro99
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14 June 2017|
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Response from fidessa88 | Reviewed this property |
The easiest? Is to go to the HAAGWEG, park your car there and be driven to the Rapenburg by minivan(included in parking fee).
9 January 2017|
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Response from mpofferhaus | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around for 1 up to 2 hours, depending on the time you have. If cold weather you can spend 30 min. up to an hour in the orangeries, where you find tropical weather.
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