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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
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"tropical plants"
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"japanese garden"
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"glass house"
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"nice garden"
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"old trees"
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"hot house"
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"plant lovers"
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"leiden university"
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"pleasant walk"
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"full bloom"
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"worth a visit"
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"few hours"
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"lots of history"
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Much to my regret and surprise, I discovered that the Orchards green houses are closed to the public because of theft. Understandably a self protection against rude and vicious people, but for me as a Orchard man, and regular visitor a reason to stay away...More

Thank Jan Willem K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hortus Bontanicus in Leiden is lovely, but it is not Keukenhof. Don't go expecting tulips and tourist attractions. These are historic gardens and the focus over the years has been education and propagation of specific plant species. The greenhouses have an amazing variety of plants...More

Thank LisaCarlson
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed by the lack of flowers and plants. a few areas had daffodils but mostly dead plants in the garden beds. It has been a very cold spring and the flowers and plantings just were not growing yet. The location next to...More

Thank Sundancer93003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice few hours spend wandering around the diffetent greenhouses. Some beautiful plants inside and out.

Thank Kip2008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cold winters day with the gardens in it's winter coat. Hot and steamy in the greenhouses. A good place t visit and I can imagine it is even better in the summer. Great setting and local friendly cats to boot!

Thank Phil F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And a must do? A lovely garden in the beautiful old town of Leiden. Close to the University and city centre. Tulips are a thing ... ask for it.

Thank johannesb231
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I studied in Leiden and came here often during my stay- it was one of my favourite places in Leiden. The botanical gardens are well worth a visit for anyone even just visiting the city for a few days. The inside and outside areas are...More

Thank traveller2017449
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting the Botanical Gardens, mind that you plan your lunch there as well. The restaurant has a ‘green’ or garden menu and setup: Wholesome bread, various choices of salmon, cheeses, etc. Good cappuccino! Relaxed atmospere. Be in time for this restaurant is well attended...More

Thank JohnSt_2
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Although not the size of Kew Gardens in London this Botanical Garden is worth visiting. We were there in February during some of the coldest weather for years so the gardens were in their winter state. However the Greenhouses were most interesting with many exotic...More

1  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t blown away with these gardens. Nice variety of plants and some interesting sorts but not worth the money for me. Would recommend going to another park for free.

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Response from desparatehousewife07 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. I never saw one there
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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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