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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  • Although not the size of Kew Gardens in London this Botanical Garden is worth visiting. We were there in February during some of the coldest weather for years so the gardens were in their winter state...  more »
  • Wasn’t blown away with these gardens. Nice variety of plants and some interesting sorts but not worth the money for me. Would recommend going to another park for free.  more »
  • A very nice old hortus. It breathes history. That is why it is 1 of my favorite botanical gardens. It is certainly not the largest or most spectacular, but this is amply compensated by the atmosphere.
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  • I would one hundred percent recommend visiting here. It is a collection beautiful little gardens and students get in cheap (or free if you go to Leiden university). It is worth visiting all year round but particularly nice in the late spring/ early summer as all the flowers are blooming then.
  • Beautiful and exciting, with programmes for children from age 4 up. Good accessibility from a parking lot with a dedicated shuttle bus. Not very wheelchair accessible unfortunately
  • The food is amazing and creative. The crowd is a little on the older side, but there is a nice and calm sphere. the food is very 'hipster'-healthy. There is a option for soja-cappucino. The garden is beautiful and free for students I think, I don't remember for sure
  • Excellent, a fine collection kept to a high standard. A historical location well worth a visit!
  • Unfortunately I had very limited time so I couldn't go inside. Definitely will come back here again...
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