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Hortus Botanicus

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Plantage Middenlaan 2a, 1018 DD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Opening Hours

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

EUR 13

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"Want to escape the crowds at Hortus Botanicus? Head straight to the peaceful Palm House, tucked away in a corner of the garden, where you can relax amidst a stunning collection of tropical plants and enjoy some tranquility away from the main pathways."

What is Hortus Botanicus?

Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden located in the heart of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, dating back to 1638. The garden spans over 2.2 hectares and houses a diverse collection of plants from all around the globe.

History of Hortus Botanicus

The history of Hortus Botanicus is rich and fascinating. It was originally established as a medicinal herb garden for doctors and apothecaries to study and cultivate various plants with medicinal properties. Over the years, the garden expanded and became a hub for scientific research and botanical exploration.

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Why is Hortus Botanicus Important?

Hortus Botanicus holds great importance for several reasons. Firstly, it serves as a valuable resource for scientific research, conservation, and education. The garden houses a vast collection of rare and endangered plants, contributing to the preservation of biodiversity. Additionally, Hortus Botanicus is an iconic cultural landmark in Amsterdam, attracting both locals and tourists alike.

Things to do & see at Hortus Botanicus

  • The Palm House: Step into the magnificent Palm House and explore a tropical oasis filled with lush vegetation. The glass structure provides the ideal environment for exotic palms and other tropical plants to thrive.

  • The Butterfly Greenhouse: Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of butterflies as you wander through the vibrant Butterfly Greenhouse. Admire these delicate creatures and learn about their life cycle and behavior.

  • The Three Climate Greenhouses: Discover the diversity of plant life from around the world in the Three Climate Greenhouses. Experience the varying climates and admire the unique flora from desert succulents to tropical orchids.

  • The Outdoor Gardens: Take a leisurely stroll through the well-manicured outdoor gardens of Hortus Botanicus. Enjoy the tranquility of the serene ponds, vibrant flowerbeds, and fragrant herb gardens.

  • The Hortus Café: After exploring the gardens, take a break at the Hortus Café. Enjoy a refreshing drink or a delicious meal while surrounded by the beauty of nature.

With its captivating history, diverse plant collections, and serene atmosphere, Hortus Botanicus offers a delightful experience for nature enthusiasts, botany lovers, and anyone seeking a peaceful escape in the heart of Amsterdam. 

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A visit to this botanical gem is sure to leave you with a renewed appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.

Frequently asked questions

What is Hortus Botanicus?

Hortus Botanicus is a botanical garden located in Amsterdam. It is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, established in 1638.

Where is Hortus Botanicus located?

Hortus Botanicus is located in the Plantage district of Amsterdam, at Plantage Middenlaan 2A, 1018 DD Amsterdam, Netherlands.

What are the opening hours of Hortus Botanicus?

Hortus Botanicus is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

What can visitors see at Hortus Botanicus?

Visitors can see a wide variety of plants and trees from around the world, including rare and endangered species. The garden also features several greenhouses, a butterfly house, and a palm house.

Are there guided tours available at Hortus Botanicus?

Yes, guided tours are available at Hortus Botanicus. They provide a deeper insight into the history, plants, and collections of the garden. It is recommended to check the official website for tour schedules and reservations.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Plantage Middenlaan 2a, 1018 DD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Opening Hours

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

EUR 13

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