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Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)

Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 527 7249
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Overview

  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tropical plants” (13 reviews)
“glass house” (7 reviews)
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Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ, Leiden, The Netherlands
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+31 71 527 7249
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"tropical plants"
in 13 reviews
"japanese garden"
in 9 reviews
"glass house"
in 7 reviews
"nice garden"
in 6 reviews
"old trees"
in 8 reviews
"meat eating"
in 3 reviews
"spring summer"
in 3 reviews
"hot house"
in 3 reviews
"plant lovers"
in 3 reviews
"leiden university"
in 9 reviews
"pleasant walk"
in 3 reviews
"full bloom"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 11 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"lots of history"
in 3 reviews
"museum card"
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"nice experience"
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Maybe it is the season but there was not much on offer and limited visitor access for non Dutch Having visited other botanical facilities this paled in visitor amenities insofar as content or maybe it is purely a university research facility that happens to be...More

Thank Gilles B
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

The botanical garden is beautiful. Specially for those who like special flowers, trees etc as well as for the scenic themes (Japan) and garden views. Such a person can easily spend more than 3 hours. And if one doesn't like this only a little bit,...More

Thank Robertus-1961
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We had a wonderful afternoon touring the University of Leiden's Botanical Gardens. The variety of plants was astounding. We enjoyed the glasshouses with the different environments and plants, such as the giant water lilies and the carnivorous plants. The area with the trees was spectacular....More

Thank 777aaa
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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, short, peaceful walk just through the University Building for a small fee. It is a very historically meaningful site considering that tulips in Holland were introduced here. I was expecting to see more flowers in full bloom, but the hydrangeas in...More

Thank pagoda_seattle
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

Beautiful outside garden with plenty of variety and activities. The greenhouse is magnificent with a large selection of orchids and tropical plants. The butterflies provide a charming touch.

Thank dodo4u
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

nice to be there,feeling like we are somewhere elses. Lovely plants,tropical plants,serene,enjoying our walk through the garden.

Thank pr-thee
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Stunning plants and gardens from everywhere , some dinosaurs too , between the greenhouses . We've been there many times since we had the museum card, plus some events where we could taste local Gin A must in sunny days too

Thank LucaIntini
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting if you are interested in plants. I was not but my wife liked the Japanese garden and tropical glasshouse. The restaurant was good.

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Really interesting history plus lots to see. Even if it rains there is plenty to explore in the huge tropical houses. And on a sunny day lovely gardens and walks along the canal

Thank Lynda R
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

I brought my parents here when they visited Leiden as it was open on a Sunday, when many attractions are closed. Though it was not a particularly warm day, it was sunny, and the gardens were really beautiful. There are different themed zones, some with...More

Thank 341claire
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LiberecKabs
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Response from desparatehousewife07 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. I never saw one there
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69sunshinegirl1
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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
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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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