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Botanical Gardens (Hortus Botanicus)
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Leiden Private Tour and Canal Cruise
Ranked #4 of 72 things to do in Leiden
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Visited today with my partner with a groupon voucher, 2 entrances for the price of 1 - still very reasonably priced at 7 euro per adult full price. We started with the indoors carnivorous plants and some very well kept fossils. The gardens are very well maintained and appointed, with 200 years old trees, small ponds with waterlillys, rose gardens and much more. A lovely way to spend a few hours or an afternoon out with the kids. Lovely gift shop worth checking out and location very easy to find, 10 mins walk from the station.

Thank LOLANetherlands
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Nice historical botanic garden with interesting green house including the Victoria Regina (tropical water lilly) on the top floor, flowering in February.
Access to Observatorium museum and a lovely restaurant with healthy choices!
Recommended as a resting moment as it is just in the middle of the histroical sites, on the famous Rapenburg Canal, next to the old University building and in front of the Museum of Greek and Egyptian Art. All worth to visit. Leiden is a MUST.

Thank nkamp
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Small but nice garden to visit, close to home, affordable. Near the canals of Leiden. Rare plants to see

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

This is one of the loveliest places to sit and have a drink in Leiden, especially in Spring. Flowers and plants all around you and the birds that make you forget that you're not in a forest but in a city. Every now and then, you see a university professor discussing some topic with his/her student (the café is close to the university library and some other faculties).
Magical!

Thank Lucy_VanStappen
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

One of the oldest botanic gardens in the world with a very diverse collection of plants from all over the world. It´s also a very nice place to relax during the sunny days.

Thank andoni25
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