Hortus botanicus Leiden, Leiden
(4.1/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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 vacation builder to visit Hortus botanicus Leiden on your trip to Leiden, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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TripAdvisor
  • Well kept and labelled displays and gardens. They even have large sections under roofs for wet days. It will be exquisite once every thing starts flowering. English printed guides are available and re...  more »
  • A good place to visit on a showery day in November. Interesting plants, especially the many and varied insectivorous plants at the top of one of the greenhouses. Lovely cafe. 
  • For me one of the most beautiful and interesting places in the Netherlands. The extreme diversity of plants both in the greenhouses as in the gardens is overwhelming. The (landscape) architecture of t...  more »
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  • Something really nice to do in Leiden, even if the weather outside isn't fantastic. There is a wide variety of flowers and other plans across all the greenhouses, as well as a miniature jungle! Definitely a must see.
  • Rainforest plants are amazing. Victoria gardens with huge butterflies is great. Lovely Japanese and Chinese gardens. Favourite place to visit in Leiden.
  • It's a big botanical garden with a great variety of plants.
  • Fairly high price for entry so I didn't go in. Seems like unless botany is your thing it might not be high on your list of places to visit. They did mention there was a talk on astronomy from time to time which would significantly improve the value for money.
  • A small botanical garden with a wide variety of habitats. Good for an hour or two on a lazy afternoon