Hortus botanicus Leiden, Leiden

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Take in the colors and fragrances at Hortus botanicus Leiden, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world with an extensive collection of plant life. Expect to see greenhouses filled with Victoria amazonica (a type of water lily), carnivorous plants, and other tropical, exotic species. Don't miss the Japanese garden and the largest collection of Asian orchids in the world. Experts and novices alike can appreciate the beauty found here. When you get tired, take a break on the terrace with a coffee. Keep in mind that the greenhouses become quite warm on summer days. Use our Leiden trip planner to add Hortus botanicus Leiden and other attractions to your Leiden vacation plans.
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  • Lovely grounds as part of university. Lots of plant and garden diversity. Nice cafe. Highly recommended 
    Lovely grounds as part of university. Lots of plant and garden diversity. Nice cafe. Highly recommended  more »
  • I am sure that this is a wonderful site to visit; I was just there (April 2022) and it was disappointing; while laid out nicely, not much was in bloom and plots were empty. I don't mind supporting.....  more
    I am sure that this is a wonderful site to visit; I was just there (April 2022) and it was disappointing; while laid out nicely, not much was in bloom and plots were empty. I don't mind supporting.....  more »
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  • Depending on the weather expect a great time. Also the renovations make it a lovely place for people to take a few hours out of their busy day and read a book in the middle of the green and weather. Much like a beach within a city. Don't forget all the plants from different areas and it is a perfect spot for going, remember to take your camera with you! Or a book!
  • I love this place. Anytime of year it's a joy to visit the oldest botanical gardens the Netherlands has on offer. 🇳🇱 🌷 The Cafe next to the gift shop is excellent. It has great food for a reasonable price. The coffee is strictly average.

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