Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, Amsterdam

#8 of 43 in Parks in Amsterdam
Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • The garden is nice and quiet. I visited it during summer, so I saw some flowers but it’s probably more beautiful during spring. The South Africa greenhouse is very nice and interesting to explore. I....  more »
  • This is a very nice botanical garden in Amsterdam, you can stay here for maybe 2 to 3 hours. its one of my favorite spots in the city. Theres a large variety of plants both in their greenhouses and.....  more »
  • Absolutely amazing garden in such a busy megapolis! Even if you're not a fan of botanica, you will enjoy the place with beautiful plants, flowers, small cozy parks, and garden areas. We didn't find...  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).
  • I loved it! One of my favourite parts of Amsterdam. The plants are so gorgeous and interesting. Their self guided tours are informative and worth it- I especially liked the evolution tour. Spent a few hours here. It is hot in some of the greenhouses so just bring water! I also enjoyed the greenhouse where you could smell some of the special plants. You must go
  • This was the best place that I visited in Amsterdam. The gardens are amazing and realistic. They show what it is like to live in different countries with the humidity and also the plants. There is a butterfly house which is very pretty, as well as a restaurant. Very nice surroundings and plenty of benches for people to sit down. Would recommend going here as it was the stand out place that I visited in Amsterdam.
  • Happily spent a couple of hours wandering in and around these Gardens. It's a relatively small area but designed to maximize their amazing botanical diversity. Loved the butterfly house. Worth a visit and for 9.5 Euro good value

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