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Botanical Garden (Hortus Botanicus)

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Plantage Middenlaan 2a, 1018 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Plantage & the East
+31 20 625 9021
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 November 2010

This is not a flower show. This is a very old botanical garden with plants that are over 100 years old. As other reviewers have stated, it is laid out in such a way that you go through different climate changes with different varieties of...More

5  Thank MiouMiou
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Yes, I knew its cold and rainy through the winter. I'm not sure what I expected, but the outdoor gardens were full of blown over leaves from the street. If there were tropical plants, they were covered by dead yellow ones that blew in from...More

3  Thank Alison R
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was truly amazing. I come from a family operated garden center and this was totally up my alley! They have three different climate controlled greenhouses with hundreds of different types of plants. I was in AWE. There was even a “tasting greenhouse” where...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a lovely outing. I particularly liked the butterfly house, tropical palms and green houses. I also liked the herb garden. The meandering paths were fun to explore.

Thank Kirrah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited by myself on an overcast weekend in November and spent nearly 2 hours here wondering around looking at the flowers and trees. This place is fabulous and worth a visit, the entry fee is very reasonable given the time, effort and cost to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant gardens just to the east of the city centre . Contains glasshouses with different ecosystems to display plants from all over . There is a small greenhouse with wonderful tropical butterflies flitting about . Pleasant cafe - good lunches and super mint or ginger...More

Thank Englishtraveller12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These gardens were a wonder of our 4 day trip to Amsterdam the flowers are stunning and you can take some amzing pictures Nice cafe/restaurant with great food and drinks.

Thank Edward P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These botanical gardens do a wonderful job in helping to preserve plants facing extinction. Some of their exhibits are thought provoking (such as the world's oldest potplants) and many make great photographs. However, the gardens are very small and relatively expensive. Really a place for...More

Thank drjem2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice visit among many different species of trees, plants and flowers. My favourite section, the one dedicated to cacti and succulents. The restaurant inside the Hortus serves quick and tasty dishes in a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Andrea_P1476
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and a quiet pause amongst the greenery during a packed sightseeing day. Apple tart was particularly good - how do they get that crispy base? The butterfly house was fun. Also some serious plants and some nice things in the...More

Thank Finchduck1981
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed exploring ever informative inch of this historical garden. Due to great signs, I learned many things. I especially loved the butterfly garden.

Thank 1caringmom
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice green spot to relax fron the noises of the big city. Not a big place with many plants from around the world. Nature in the middle of the city.

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Plantage & the East
The eastern edge of central Amsterdam provides
visitors with the chance to imagine the city that
Rembrandt called home (and to tour his historic house)
while shopping like the thriftiest of locals at
Waterlooplein’s massive flea market, or even enjoying
a craft beer beside the tallest wooden windmill in The
Netherlands. This verdant, serene, and stately part of
town is home to Artis Royal Zoo, one of Europe’s
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10 September 2018|
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Response from mary w | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps a dozen or so late blooming tulip varieties were in planters (think buckets) along a short walkway, not the fields of plantings that are famously in the vicinity of Keukenhof. My visit to Hortus Botanicus was the... More
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