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A Breathtaking Botanical Garden: the Hortus in Leiden!

This Attraction is closed until further notice.

Built as botanical gardens for the University of Leiden, the Hortus Botanicus became an important site for students and professors. Nowadays, the gardens house a huge collection of exotic and tropical plants as well as local trees, flowers and grass.

Stroll through the beautiful compound and discover plants that you’ve never seen before. Don’t miss the section with the colourful orchids that mainly originate from South East Asia.

Discover the oldest botanical garden at the Hortus in Leiden, and learn more about the secrets of Holland’s horticultural succes!

Are you interested in more botanical beauty? There is a Botanical garden in Amsterdam as well, check it out here!

LOCATION Rapenburg 73, Leiden
OPENING HOURS Summer  (April – October):            Daily            10:00 – 18:00 h
Winter     (November – March):     Tue – Sun    10:00 – 16:00 h
✅  Entry garden
PUBLIC TRANSPORT 15 minute walk from Leiden Central Station.
Bus:  2, 3, 4, 45, 169, 182, 187 stop: Breestraat
TICKET TYPE Printed ticket

Extra Information

  • Tours with guides are only available for groups, these tours must be booked in advance. If you visit the Hortus botanicus Leiden on Saturday or Sunday, you can also visit the Sterrewacht visitor center, the oldest still existing university observatory in the world.
  • Discover where the first tulips were planted back in the 16th century
  • This garden also served as ‘Hortus medicus’, gardens with several plants that had medicinal purposes
  • There are different theme gardens.

Hortus Botanicus Leiden courtyard
Logo Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Green at Hortus Leiden Holland
View over Hortus Botanicus Leiden Holland

Tour Reviews

November 7, 2016

This was a nice addition to our day in Leiden

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