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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 4 days ago via mobile

Great garden! Both for a walk with good companion and learn about flowers, nature and the diversity of nature across the globe. Also an example of cross border interaction between The Netherlands and the rest of the world for ages!

Thank Joannesdebont
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we decided to visit these gardens because of the link with Carolus Clusius who brought Tulip bulbs here, as part of his teaching / research whilst at Leiden. We enjoyed the variety of plants in the green houses, and the very pleasant stroll around the...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful oasis of calm in the city. The gardens are one of the oldest of its type in Europe and contains some really impressive mature trees. The glass houses have a wonderful collection of Plants from the tropical areas that the Netherlands has an...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy place in the centrum of Leiden, nice to go with friends, children, not so big to get tired and nice brake after town, also for cup of coffee on open air in sunny day

Thank sixmice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing plants with varieties of themes (including plants from Asia, orchids, and cactus plants). A lot of benches to sit on and just enjoy the open space. Connected to Leiden Observatory at the back.

Thank Yasmine P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with all sorts of amazing plants and you really can see the change of seasons. Special exhibitions,especially when the bikiniclad student girlies getting a tan on the wayerfront!! ;-)

Thank Paulus d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanical gardens have a great range of plants and plant life, both outside and in the hot houses. Range of plants is mainly from South East Asia.

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice historic botanical garden, with extensive greenhouses. Outside one can see the big tulip and spring flower collection. This garden is where the tulip was first brought to Western Europe! At the end of April the daffodils were almost completely gone, but the rhododendrons...More

Thank A245911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting botanical garden mostly worth visiting for its location in Leiden in the Netherlands which is a beautiful old city with lots of history and lovely canals. The botanical garden tea room outside was very pretty with nice cakes and fresh mint tea.

Thank purloined
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice summer day you will not find a nicer place for a coffee/tea in the cafe garden. Follow with a wonderful stroll in the botanical garden/green houses. The flowers are, well, beautiful. And parts of the garden is a very Zen experience. Well worth...More

Thank Sholm
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How long would a visit typically be at the botanical gardens? (we would be visiting on the last week of January)
10 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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Is there on-site parking at the Hortus Botanicus? If so, does parking cost extra?
25 October 2015|
Response from Hortusbotanicus | Property representative |
We don't have our own parking. You could park at the Haagweg parking, where a little bus takes you anywhere you want to go. It also stops near the Hortus.