Originally founded in 1638, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam hosts rare and exotic plants in one of the oldest facilities of its kind in the world. After falling on hard times during the latter half of the 20th century, the garden rebounded to become one of Amsterdam's most popular tourist sites. Wander the themed pathways through the collection of over 6,000 resident plants, including a large cycad collection and several specimens hundreds of years old. You'll see some of the same plants, such as coffee and palms, which helped the Dutch East India Company spur its respective industries in South America and the East Indies. Afterward stop for a bite at the terraced cafe, which offers coffee and snacks. Plan your Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam visit and explore what else you can see and do in Amsterdam using our Amsterdam trip planner .
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Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam Reviews
To była spontaniczna wyprawa do atrakcji znajdującej się najbliżej mojej lokalizacji więc oczekiwań nie miałam żadnych. A wylądowałam w najstarszym ogrodzie botanicznym z oranżeriami, w jednej z który... more »It was a spontaneous expedition to the attraction closest to my location so I had no expectations. And I landed in the oldest botanical garden with Orangeries, one of which comes between fluttering butterflies. The garden is located on the canal, and is a beautiful stone from the outside, from which only the shop is visited. In the middle we have several conservatory, a Palm house and a greenhouse with live butterflies. The coolest thing is that there is a place where the caterpillars will pupate into these wonderful insects. Some specimens are huge. There is also an educational room suitable for children. I saw a café too.
In the middle of amsterdam you find one of the oldest and cutest botanical gardens in the world. Squeezed in between a canal and some houses you find this little area with little glass houses, little ... more »
Fabulous botanical gardens with so much to see & experience within their grounds. The butterfly house was utterly delightful, with butterflies flying all around you. The pond containing a lotus flower with enormous lily pads is an amazing sight to behold. The three climate greenhouse was also a sensory delight. For the perfect finish to your visit you will find a delicious cake & a coffee in their well-stocked cafe. Enjoy!
Such a beautiful garden. It has a lovely tropical greenhouse area, desert greenhouse, and a butterfly greenhouse. The whole garden is in the small side but still very much worth the visit. Also a great place to have something to drink and a bite to eat. Only reason I give 4 instead of 5 stars is the very long wait to go inside. I had the feeling tickets and entry could have been much more efficient (people who bought tickets in advance still had to wait 20 min + in line with everyone else).
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