Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, Amsterdam

(3.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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 vacation route planner.
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  • Blown away by all of the floral species, the discovery of climates and the ballad in greenhouses. Visit by the nice small brewery. Just a pity that the explanations are only in Dutch and that it has no systematic translation at least in English. Park especially made to hang out, relax and enjoy the weather.
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  • Looking over there before entering is the larger than life lady on the corner selling a Ding Dong Dinger Ringer. I have been looking all early morning for the Giant Realistic Flying Tiger. I am a bit ...  more »
  • Not necessarily smart to visit a botanical garden before bloom, it's just one garden like any other in this season pretty but without value except the greenhouse with butterflies Garden must be beautiful flowers! The tropical greenhouses are incredible! A real discovery, a beauty!
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  • This is a great botanical garden so to speak, but why the three stars? Because it's small and has entrance fee. Sorry to say, but it's nothing compared to our own botanical garden in Copenhagen I know that it's probably not subsidised like in Copenhagen, but it's quite disappointing size-wise. They do have glass houses with different plants with different climates though, my favourite is the desert one with lots of different cacti from South America and Africa. All in all, it's a nice place to admire the nature, especially in the autumn
  • Fairly priced at 8.5 euros and a good way to spend 2 or 3 hours but it's quite small so doesn't demand a whole day to visit. Tram 9 from Central Station or tram 14 from near Anne Frank House stop nearby. Opposite the entrance is a nice park with benches by a canal -perfect if you've bought your own supermarket lunch. Guide dogs only. Despite being compact, they do get quite a lot in with a palm house, butterfly house, greenhouses with cacti and South African botanicals, thriving carnivorous section, lily ponds, formal privet and a bit of bamboo. Parrots lurk in the trees and herons can give you a start as they swoop and squawk. Very nice loos and a posh-looking cafe.
  • Modest garden compared to Kew, but I think the collection of South African flora is unique. There are a few specimens of critically endangered species being cultivated. Also has a nice-looking cafe, and free guided tours on Sundays.
  • Amazing place to spent with your loved ones.. Great butterfly garden beautiful plant frome over the hole world and loads of history
  • Realy nice oase in the Amsterdam. You can see nice plants from with different origins, take a cofee and relax.